On the 1st of April 2018 Mikron Tool looked back on its 20 years success story. And celebrated with all its employees on the 28th of the same month. Because it’s them which made success possible, day by day with constant top-level commitment.
On May 31, 12 “crazy” Mikron Tool employees on their bicycles start in Rottweil to arrive after 4 days in Agno. The occasion is the 20 years company anniversary. However, more is involved: with the help of Kilometer-Sponsors an amount as high as possible will be collected for Greenhope. Obviously Mikron Tool participates with donations for each cycled Kilometer.
Embedded within the Mikron Group – known above all as builder of Transfer- and Automation systems – Mikron Tool, has created for itself, since its inception 20 years ago, a solid position in the world of precision cutting tools. Today the cutting tool manufacturer in Ticino (southern Switzerland) is one of the leaders producing small solid carbide tools for difficult to machine materials.
A bit more than one year after moving to the Swiss Center Shanghai, Mikron Tool takes additional steps to increase the market presence in China. This requires an inventory composed of all standard products, a sales network with competent partners and organizing technical seminars.
The CrazyMill Cool products have been developed for milling in small dimensions with highest performance and quality. Now a new “family member” has been added: a four teeth Finishing Milling Cutter with shank integrated cooling, available from stock in the diameter range of 1 to 8 mm and for milling depths of up to 5 x d. This milling cutter is suitable for machining all materials up to a hardness of 54 HRC. Nevertheless, this new tool has been developed focusing on stainless steels, titanium, heat resistant alloys based on nickel and chrome-cobalt-alloys.
CrazyDrill Cool SST-Inox is a solid carbide drill, in the diameter range from 1 to 6 mm, developed for the machining of stainless steels, heat resistant alloys (nickel based) and chrome-cobalt alloys. After the 2016 launch of the short versions of 6 x d and 10 x d, the program includes now drilling depths of 15 x d and 20 x d. Starting spring 2018 all standard sizes will be available from stock from all of their delivery centers.
The Swiss cutting tool manufacturer Mikron Tool presents at the EMO 2017 in Hanover drilling and milling tools in small dimensions to efficiently machine stainless and heat resistant materials.
From the founding of the company with its first 6-page brochure it has taken nearly 20 years to todays 600-page catalogue. During this time Mikron Tool morphed from a supplier of just special cutting tools for transfer machines to a globally present tool manufacturer. Today the range of standardized tools includes more than 2600 individual items. These are now included in a "toolbook" together with many additional and useful information for the end user.
At the booth of SCHUNK (Hall 2 booth F09) interested visitors can see live the milling of a Bone Plate in titanium. The partners who participate in this project present their specific products, which together guarantee a high stability of the entire machining process.
To participate in exhibitions is not only worthwhile for large international shows. Also at national events, industry specialists like to meet and update themselves on new developments. Even more so, because these exhibitions feature more and more the participation of global companies. Point in case how to stay internationally and locally up to date in chip removal technology are the Prodex in Basle (Switzerland) and the Metalmadrid (Spain).
The people in charge at Mikron Tool were satisfied indeed after participating at the IMTS in Chicago from 12 to 17 of September 2016. Lots of traffic at the booth and great interest in the products, this is how the week can be quickly summed up.
The Mikron Tool booth was very busy at the AMB in Stuttgart ( from the 13th to 17th September 2016). And this not only because there were interesting prizes to be won. These were only the glazing on the cake of the topic which was predominant at the booth Z320: namely the precise, fast and process safe drilling und milling of stainless steels, heat resistant and CrCo alloys.
China is for Mikron Tool an interesting market, where in future we want to work directly and more closely with our customers and where we intend to intensify the introduction of our products on the Chinese market.
This will be done by our team in Shanghai together with a distribution network with partners which are going to assure a regional presence in the years to come.
Mikron Tool participates in Parma with its own booth and an attractive competition for the visitors plus presents itself a technological partner of the University of Parma.
Online since the first of October 2015, the new Web site offers a multitude of information about our company, our products and our worldwide presence. A large number of visitors participated in the contest using the new search tool “Toolfinder”. And over 90% answered correctly to the question.
A good mix of work and pleasure. This was the topic of the training week “Swiss Top Event 2015”, organized by Mikron Tool SA Agno for our distribution partners in the USA.
From September 27 to October 2, 2015, the Swiss Cutting Tool manufacturer organized a product training at its headquarters in Agno/Switzerland followed by an introduction to the threading technology of DC Swiss in Malleray, who’s products Mikron Tool also distributes in the USA.
The objective for each future-oriented company is to propose innovative products to the customers. Receiving an award for an innovation is motivating to continue with future developments. This is also valid for Mikron Tool SA Agno, the winner of the Prodex Award 2014, a prize awarded during the Prodex fair in Basel every second year: an award for the most innovative products in the area of manufacturing.
With characteristics such as bad thermal conductivity, high ductility and long chips, stainless steel is not a favorite of the chip removal specialist. These properties are synonymous for material cementing at the cutting edges, jammed and blocked flutes and therefore often the cause for premature drill breakage. The development engineers of Mikron Tool SA Agno accepted the challenge and with CrazyDrill SST-Inox they developed a small drill especially adapted for stainless and acid-resistant steels.