During the Technology Days 2023, visitors had the opportunity to experience HORN with all their senses. PHOTO courtesy HORN/Sauermann
For the eighth time, Paul Horn GmbH in Tübingen opened its doors to over 3,000 visitors from 37 countries last week.
The focus of the event was on processes that result from the optimal interaction of tool, workholding and machine.
“Only those who have mastered the machining process can achieve the optimum results with the tool used,” says Markus Horn, Managing Director of Paul Horn GmbH.
With technical presentations on eight different topics, live machining demonstrations, industry-specific exhibition areas and extensive freedom of movement around production areas, visitors had the opportunity to experience Horn with all their senses. Thirty five co-exhibiting companies rounded off the programme. Exhibits such as several sports cars, a Radical custom bike (motorbike), the Prometheus combustion chamber for an Ariane 6 engine, medical products and watches and jewellery collections left lasting impressions on the visitors and illustrated the diverse areas of application of Horn precision tools.
Personal dialogue is an essential part of the HORN Technology Days. PHOTO courtesy: HORN/Sauermann
The special event on the ZykloMed joint project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) was another highlight of the event. The project deals with the production of functionally integrated implants through novel synchronised-cyclical machining processes. The participating partners INDEX, Paul Horn GmbH, Beutter Präzisions-Komponenten GmbH and the wbk Institute for Production Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) demonstrated their know-how in medical technology by machining a bone nail and a bone screw.
In addition to Horn’s two manufacturing plants, which mainly involve insert and holder production, visitors to Horn Hartstoffe GmbH were given an insight into the production of carbide and various shaping processes on state-of-the-art equipment. The precision tool manufacturer is also expanding its capacity in the area of additive manufacturing.
The next HORN Technology Days will take place in 2025.