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Mastering processes: grooving

July 2022
21
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Mastering processes: grooving When Paul Horn introduced the type 312 indexable insert to the public in 1972, it was a small revolution in the grooving process. Horn was the first manufacturer ever to develop a tool system with a vertically mounted, three edged ... more

Mastering processes: all-rounders for milling

June 2022
30
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Mastering processes: all-rounders for milling Groove milling, parting off and gear cutting: these are just three processes that the Horn circular interpolation milling system accomplishes productively. As a true all-rounder, the extensive tool portfolio of this tool system tackles ... more

Aluminium - one material, numerous machining solutions

June 2022
15
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Aluminium - one material, numerous machining solutions Drilling, reaming, grooving and milling: Paul Horn GmbH offers a wide portfolio of optimised tools for economical machining of this light metal. We come into contact with aluminium (Al) on a daily basis: in packaging, cars, electronics ... more

Philipp Dahlhaus about PCD

June 2022
03
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Mr Dahlhaus, what exactly is PCD (Polycrystalline diamond) in the context of precision tools?
PCD is a synthetically made substrate in which diamonds are sintered as grains in a metal matrix. It is produced by high-pressure, high ... more

Interview Steve Smith

May 2022
19
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Interview Steve Smith Mr Smith. How is your market structured in Great Britain?
Important industries are, for example, aerospace, medical and automotive. But the oil sector also plays an important role. New machining processes and strategies are required in ... more

MASTERING PROCESSES

February 2022
23
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
MASTERING PROCESSES
“No cars can drive, no planes can fly, and no joints can be replaced by surgeons without precision tools first being put to use”, says HORN CEO, Lothar Horn. The same applies when it comes to machining. Only by mastering ... more

ROUGHING GEOMETRY FOR STAINLESS STEEL

February 2022
04
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
ROUGHING GEOMETRY FOR STAINLESS STEEL New Boehlerit high-performance tools
As Boehlerit's sales partner for the German market, Paul Horn GmbH is delighted to present new, high-performance tools from the Austrian tool specialist. Innovations in the fields of carbide, coating ... more

SLOT MILLING OF NARROW GROOVES

February 2022
02
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
SLOT MILLING OF NARROW GROOVES Paul Horn GmbH Paul Horn GmbH shows the extension of the circular interpolation system for slot milling of grooves. Horn offers the tools in cutting widths from 0.25 mm (0.009") to 1 mm (0.039"), depending on the diameter. ... more

COMBINING expertise in tool, model and MOULD MAKING

January 2022
28
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
COMBINING expertise in tool, model and MOULD MAKING When three specialists come together and push the boundaries of their respective fields, they can achieve great results. A solution for tool and mould making was the culmination of one such project developed for an online seminar – ... more

Machining in large-sale production

January 2022
07
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Machining in large-sale production “22,500 recesses with a diameter of 0.7 mm (0.028") – this is when we need a special insert”, explains Michael Diethelm. Diethelm is a machine operator at Aeschlimann AG in Lüsslingen, Switzerland. Since the ... more

SPECIAL TOOLS - THREE TIMES FASTER

December 2021
09
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
SPECIAL TOOLS - THREE TIMES FASTER For manufacturers, optimising the processes used to produce recurring components – particularly in large batch sizes – is part of everyday life. As part of this constant drive to optimise, businesses continually analyse their ... more

CUSTOMISED AND OPTIMISED

December 2021
03
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
CUSTOMISED AND OPTIMISED Special tools come into play in a variety of applications: from large-scale manufacturing right down to small-batch production and individual components. When a standard tool simply won’t cut it for a specific machining operation, ... more

New high-performance coatings

October 2021
08
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
New high-performance coatings They are less than 0.005 mm (0.0002") thick, yet still an essential part of modern tool technology: tool coatings extend the service life of carbide tools by over 1000 percent compared to their uncoated counterparts. The high-performance ... more

304 milling system for small threads

October 2021
07
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
304 milling system for small threads Paul Horn GmbH is expanding its circular milling portfolio for productive thread milling up to hole diameters of 8 mm (0.315"). Type 304 precision tools are available as partial and full-profile versions for the production of threads. ... more

Modular reaming for large bore diameters

October 2021
07
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Modular reaming for large bore diameters The newly developed DR-Large reaming system from Paul Horn GmbH demonstrates the company’s expertise in machining of bores. The tool offers easy handling and high precision thanks to the proven technology of the DR family of tools. ... more

World of Tools

September 2021
17
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
World of Tools Using customised tools, optimum machining results can be achieved in the shortest possible time. It is not only the tool design that is important, but a holistic view: from the machining process including the overall conditions such as ... more

From tool to solution

September 2021
02
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Wearing mouth and nose protection reduces of the risk of airborne infection (via droplets) of the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus considerably. The enormous demand for masks in Germany is a major challenge and numerous companies are working on ... more

Tools for medical technology

August 2021
26
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Tools for medical  technology Around 200 bones make up the human skeleton, which is held together and moved by over 600 muscles and numerous tendons. The organs, muscles, bones, vessels and nerves form a functioning, perfectly matched, complete system. With 100,000 ... more

HORN Speed Forming

August 2021
12
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
HORN Speed Forming In the speed forming process, the tool moves over the workpiece and removes chips in a way similar to planing. The chips are formed by the cutting edge and the feed is generated by the machine. The spindle does not rotate; the axes ... more

Dynamic HPC milling with the Horn DS system

July 2021
15
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
 Dynamic HPC milling with the Horn DS system Paul Horn GmbH is expanding its portfolio of DS-type solid carbide end mills with a new high-performance geometry. This system has been specially designed for use in HPC (high-performance cutting) milling of high-strength steels at high ... more

New coating increases grooving productivity

July 2021
14
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
New coating increases grooving productivity For contract manufacturers, continuously reviewing their production processes is essential to maintaining their competitiveness. Such optimisation can achieve impressive results when manufacturers of cutting tools apply their expertise ... more

Coatings

July 2021
09
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Coatings We come into contact with them every day – coatings. Varnish, electroplating or other technical coatings. They inspire passion and recognition in automotive brands; in technical applications they increase performance and ... more

Mirror-finish machining in mould making

June 2021
21
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Mirror-finish machining in mould making The range of applications for mirror-finish milling is particularly wide in tool and mould making. The process saves polishing while increasing quality in terms of flatness and surface finish. It is used where the high quality surface of ... more

Tool and Mould Making Medal of Honour 2021 for Lothar Horn

June 2021
14
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Tool and Mould Making Medal of Honour 2021 for Lothar Horn The Tool and Mould Making Medal of Honour is an award that has been presented to deserving personalities in the industry at the exhibitors evening since the beginning of Moulding Expo. It is given to pioneers and visionaries who have ... more

Punch made of sintered carbide

June 2021
09
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Punch made of sintered carbide Tool, model and mould making is an important industry for the precision tool manufacturer Paul Horn GmbH in Tübingen. The following practical example illustrates the demanding requirements placed on machining.
Gerhard Rauch GmbH ... more

A 100-year-old process – Now in series production

May 2021
21
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
A 100-year-old  process – Now in  series production Over a century ago, a man named Wilhelm von Pittler filed a patent application for a gear manufacturing process called power skiving. This was a revolutionary idea back in 1910. However it is only recently, with the advent of modern ... more

Expansion for slot milling and slot cutting

May 2021
04
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Expansion for slot milling and slot cutting With its expansions to the tool range for slot milling and slot cutting, Paul Horn GmbH is responding to the requirements of users. Horn now offers the cutter body of the M310 milling system with an internal coolant supply. This ... more

Interview with Markus Horn on the topic of digitalisation

April 2021
30
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Interview with Markus Horn on the topic of digitalisation Mr. Horn, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, digitalisation seems to have come on leaps and bounds. What do you think about that?
In the current context of COVID-19, digitalisation refers primarily to remote working and the use of ... more

Special tools for DIFFICULT recesses

April 2021
22
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Special tools for  DIFFICULT recesses “We have been relying on tools from Paul Horn GmbH for more than  30 years. The solution to our latest problem has once again reminded us of why”, explains Roland Burghart, who is in charge of turning at the ... more

Bundling strengths

April 2021
15
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Bundling strengths In cooperation with W&F Werkzeugtechnik, HORN presents the new thread whirling catalogue. In addition to modular thread whirling units, it also includes the JET whirling attachments with internal cooling patented by W&F and HORN, ... more

117 form drilling system

March 2021
25
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
117 form drilling system With the latest development of the 117 form drilling system, Paul Horn GmbH now offers the option to drill into solid material. The profiled tools provide economic advantages in series production and make it possible to reduce tool costs ... more

New geometry for finishing grooves

March 2021
23
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
New geometry for finishing grooves Paul Horn GmbH is proud to present FB geometry, a solution for finishing grooves. By standardising the special cutting geometry, Horn is responding to users’ requests for even better surface quality on the flanks and at the base of ... more

HORN at METAV digital 2021

March 2021
09
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
HORN at METAV digital 2021 HORN will be presenting the following innovations and product extensions  on its virtual stand at METAV digital:

Grooving geometry for high feed rates
High feed milling system DAH82 and DAH84
Optimised Greenline process for ... more

world of tools

March 2021
05
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Despite the global pandemic, the medical sector is also having to deal with other matters that are no less important. We cover some of these in the latest issue of our world of tools. more

Drilling and countersinking in carbide

March 2021
02
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Drilling and countersinking in carbide Paul Horn GmbH is proud to present DDHM, its CVD diamond-tipped tool system for cost-effective drilling and countersinking of carbides and sintered ceramics with a hardness of up to 3,000 HV. With the launch of this drilling system, ... more

Expertise in pipe and sleeve machining

February 2021
02
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Expertise in pipe and sleeve machining Paul Horn GmbH has succeeded in winning over the world's leading manufacturers of machine tools for pipe and sleeve production, as well as end users, through the continuous development of customer-focused tool solutions. The tool ... more

New parting off geometry for high feed rates

January 2021
26
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
New parting off geometry for high feed rates For parting off at high feed rates, Horn is introducing the EH geometry, a new development based on the S100 grooving system. The stable cutting edge enables feed rates in the range f = 0.25-0.4 mm/rev during grooving and parting off and ... more

3D printing at Horn

January 2021
21
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
3D printing at Horn Horn launched its additive manufacturing project in spring 2018, which led to the creation of a dedicated “selective laser melting” production area. The tool manufacturer uses additive manufacturing to produce its own tools ... more

Diamond tools cut CFRP cleanly and efficiently

January 2021
14
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Diamond tools cut CFRP cleanly and efficiently “Once you've stood on a virus board, you will realise that these boards are addictive”, jokes Frank Dietzel. The Managing Director of Virus Sportartikel GmbH has been producing high-end snowboards and skis for highly ... more

HORN worldwide

December 2020
17
Author: paulhorn
Company: Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
HORN worldwide When managing director Lothar Horn joined the company in 1991, three topics were particularly close to his heart. Autonomous sales, a broad product range and the internationalisation of HORN. "Today we are active in over 70 countries ... more

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