Laser texturing as an investment in the future
Expert personnel and innovative manufacturing technologies have been the pillar of TFM Technologie für Metallbearbeitung GmbH’s success since it was founded in 1996. The service provider, which operates in the field of metal machining, employs 30 members of staff at its head office in Traun and, since 2009, an additional 40-strong workforce at its subsidiary T.F.M. Slovakia s.r.o. With an integrated spectrum of services ranging from design to final acceptance of sophisticated dies and moulds, TFM is on hand to help its customers in any way it can. The company’s customers come from an extremely wide range of industries, from the toy industry, over consumer electronics and the packaging industry, to automotive construction. The company has taken a step towards the future of manufacturing technology with the LASERTEC 75 Shape from DMG MORI. The latest addition to TFM’s machinery enables individual laser texturing of 3D free-form surfaces and thus offers almost limitless freedom when designing dies and moulds.
Rising demands with respect to quality and short delivery times dictate day-to-day business in die and mould construction. “We respond to these developments by constantly optimising processes,” explains Corinna Lindinger, Managing Director of TFM and daughter of the company founder Günther Lindinger. She goes on to add that this is why the company is putting the existing technologies to the test and is on the lookout for new machining methods. “This was also the case with the LASERTEC 75 Shape,” remembers Michael Reitberger, who is responsible for Sales and Technical Plant Management at TFM.
Optimising processes through laser texturing
For TFM, laser texturing was a key step in optimising its processes and expanding its spectrum of services. “We, as the leading company in Austria, have this technology in our portfolio and believe it has huge potential for the future,” states Ms Lindinger in an optimistic tone. Compared with conventional processes, she believes that laser texturing is far superior in many cases.
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