Herford, Germany-based Prewi Schneidwerkzeuge GmbH develops tools for the wood and furniture industry, supplying its worldwide customers with milling cutters, drills and circular saws tipped with carbide or diamond. To manufacture these products, the company uses around 30 sharpening machines from Vollmer, including a recently installed QXD 250 disc erosion machine.
“With the QXD 250 we want to expand our range of diamond-tipped milling cutters and drills so that we can respond more precisely, quickly and flexibly to customer requirements,” explains Helmut Prekwinkel, founder and CEO.
Operating from its 18,000 sq m facility, Prewi produces cutting tools, machining units, exhaust ventilation systems, pressure pads and landing skids, as well as measuring devices for all areas of the wood processing industry. The toolmaker is a pioneer in the use of PCD for rotary tools.
“We were one of the first manufacturers to bring PCD-tipped tools to the market in order to efficiently machine highly abrasive materials,” says Prekwinkel. “To precisely sharpen our diamond tools to a high standard of quality, we have put our trust in Vollmer’s eroding machines for many decades now.”
Prewi is able to use the recently delivered QXD 250 to prepare PCD-tipped rotary tools around the clock. Thanks to the machine’s Vpulse EDM generator technology, the company says that the QXD 250 achieves an excellent surface finish quality at the maximum stock removal rate during tool machining.
“With Prewi, we combined a long-standing partnership with a lively exchange in order to develop new technologies and fields of application for our eroding machines,” says Dr Stefan Brand, CEO of the Vollmer Group.
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