The Hoffmann Group has once again won the German Design Award. The GARANT ToolCar roller cabinet from the GridLine series and the GARANT magnet measuring stand were declared winners of the “Workshop and Tools” category. The GARANT cross-cut saw with cross ground also received a “Special Mention”.
The degree of automation is increasing in industry, however high-quality components and items produced by 3D printing still often require manual post-processing abrasion and polishing operations. The Hoffmann Group is now making this work more environmentally compatible and efficient.
The high-precision solid carbide micro-milling cutters from the Hoffmann Group are capable of extreme repetition accuracy. With immediate effect they are also available for machining high-alloy and hardened steels.
The Hoffmann Group has introduced a new module for their GARANT Xpent 5-axis vice to the market. This new centre jaw, which can be optionally fitted to the base rail, has now made it possible to clamp two workpieces with just one vice, and to process these in a single operation. This means clamping strategies that are more efficient can be implemented, leading to a measurable increase in productivity.
The Hoffmann Group has now optimised its ToolScout digital service for use on mobile devices. Thanks to the new responsive web design and improved search function, users can now use their smartphone or tablet PC to find the ideal tools and cutting data for their particular machining task even more quickly and conveniently.
The GARANT ToolCar from the Hoffmann Group was well received by the designers. At the start of March the roller cabinet impressed the jury of the iF Design Award. In April it has now been honoured with the top award by the jury of the prestigious Red Dot Award for its high-quality design and functionality.
The Hoffmann Group has received the coveted iF DESIGN AWARD for three GARANT premium brand products this year. The awards were for the GARANT ToolCar roller cabinet, the GARANT Xpent 5-axis vice and the hydraulic GARANT measuring stand in the product design discipline. The trio was able to impress the 63-member jury and to prevail against 6,400 submissions from 54 countries. The iF DESIGN AWARD is awarded once a year by the world's oldest independent design institution, iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hanover.
The new GARANT disc brushes from the Hoffmann Group are designed to boost efficiency and create more precision during the finishing process. These high-tech brushes are ideal for direct application in a CNC machine or a robot cell, providing an automated way of finishing workpieces immediately after the machining process – with reproducible, reliable results. That means less time spent on setup and improved throughput.
The Hoffmann Group has been garnering attention with the "GARANT Master" tool family since the summer of 2015. A universal high-performance tap has now been added to the product family for high-performance cutting. The new GARANT MasterTap is the result of a fundamentally new development concept for the design of universal taps.
The Hoffmann Group, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools, has received “Brose Key Supplier Recognition 2017” from Brose, the automotive industry supplier. This honour is given by Brose annually to global suppliers for outstanding performance in respect of product quality, cost, on-time delivery and innovation.
Clearly structured and powerful – this is the new CNC-controlled GARANT CM1 contour measuring instrument from Hoffmann Group. The new measuring system provides an extremely long traversing length of 190 millimetres and outstanding features for the lower price segment.
The Hoffmann Group, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools, has expanded its GARANT MasterSteel solid carbide drill product series. In the summer of 2016, the Hoffmann Group presented the new MasterSteel SPEED and FEED high-performance solid carbide drills. This product family has now been expanded to include the variants 8xD and 12xD.
Micro-milling means working to the last micron. The Hoffmann Group has therefore developed a new generation of high-precision micro-milling cutters capable of extreme repetition accuracy. The new GARANT solid carbide micro-milling cutters have a tolerance band of just 0 to -0.005 millimetres, and are intended for toolmaking and mould making.
Perfect surfaces on complex geometries with reduced process times – Hoffmann Group has developed a new generation of milling cutters for the PPC process (Parabolic Performance Cutting) to do just that. PPC tools have a curved main cutting edge. This means they achieve larger stepovers and deliver better surface quality in a shorter time.
The new Hoffmann Group 2017/2018 catalogue is finally here. As part of the revised 48th edition of the trusted reference work, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools presents a separate catalogue volume detailing an extensive range of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the first time. Trained specialists will also be on hand all over Europe to provide advice regarding the equipment.
Hoffmann Group has been honored with the Bosch Global Supplier Award from Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch presents this award every two years to carefully selected suppliers in recognition of their outstanding performance.
Today, Hoffmann SE, Europe’s leading system partner for high-quality tools, and Contorion GmbH, a specialist online provider of professional trade and industry supplies, signed an agreement for the acquisition of Contorion by Hoffmann.
Hoffmann Group is celebrating the world premiere of its new individual output system for tools and personal protective work wear at LogiMAT 2017 in Hall 5, Stand 5D46. GARANT Tool24 PickOne gives total control over the consumable materials, as the employees must sign in to the system before their withdrawal compartment opens.
Hoffman Group has expanded its online planning service for workstations and storage. As of now, customers can design their worktops for GARANT workstations and storage themselves, using the new eShape online configurator, and obtain a non-binding quotation with just a few mouse clicks.
The Hoffmann Group has appointed Dr. Christoph Steiger as Chief Digital Officer and Member of the Board of Executive Directors. Of January 1 2017, he will be responsible for the digitalisation of the Hoffmann Group in this newly-created position.
This year, the Hoffmann Group is a 3-time winner of the coveted German Design Award. The GARANT EasyFix modular arrangement system, the GARANT torque wrench with digital display and the GARANT electronic torque wrench with digital gauge all scooped the as “Winner” in the 'Workshop and Tools' category.
Hoffmann Group has appointed Dr Robert Blackburn the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Effective January 1 2017, he will take over as Chair of the Board of Executive Directors with the aim of promoting growth both nationally and internationally, and of leading Hoffmann Group into the digital age.
The Hoffmann Group, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools, has been presented with the Preferred Supplier Award by Robert Bosch GmbH at AMB 2016. This signifies that the Hoffmann Group continues to be counted among the preferred suppliers in the field of 'standard tools' and will be involved in new cooperation strategies from an early stage.
The Hoffmann Group, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools, is introducing its new GARANT Xpent 5-axis vice at AMB 2016. The vice is optimised for 5-face machining and can be quickly and easily adapted to any machining strategy. Flexible clamping options are ensured by the construction and variability of the clamping modules, which can be rotated by 180 degrees.
The Hoffmann Group is launching a new universal milling cutter for high-performance steel cutting from the MasterSteel product range. The GARANT MasterSteel PickPocket is designed for all milling disciplines. The tool is suitable for milling slots and pockets, as well as for side milling. However, its manoeuvrability for ramping and helical milling makes it particularly impressive. This all-rounder even achieves outstanding performance for drilling. The GARANT MasterSteel PickPocket is therefore the ideal tool for anyone who is looking for a flexible solution for a wide range of tasks with a single solid carbide mill.
The Hoffmann Group, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools, has expanded its GARANT MasterSteel product range with two new solid carbide drills, thereby further extending its lead over the competition when it comes to machining technology.
The Hoffmann Group has launched the Hoffmann Group TV online channel as an outlet for its film content. Through this new video portal, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools is now offering its customers a quick, convenient way of obtaining information on professional machining, milling, drilling, turning, measuring and grinding as well as state-of-the-art workstations and storage solutions – all from a single platform.
The Hoffmann Group, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools, is introducing a new turning grade for steel machining to the market. The new GARANT HB 7010-1 turning grade was developed to achieve wear resistance at the highest cutting speeds.
The Hoffmann Group has been operating its own subsidiary in India since April 2016. From Pune in the south-east of the Indian subcontinent, it is supporting the manufacturing industry as a system partner with its unique combination of trading, manufacturing and service competence.
The Hoffmann Group has received the renowned Red Dot Award again this year for the design of one of its quality tools. Beautiful design, easy to read without fault– these were some of the features of the first electronic GARANT torque wrench with digital gauge that impressed the jury. The product was honoured in the "Hand Tools" sub-category of the "Tools" category. Competitors from 57 countries took part in the competition with a total of some 5,200 products and innovations.
The Hoffmann Group is set to launch its new access technology products for the first time at LogiMAT 2016, in hall 5, stand 5D55. The new GARANT aluminium stepladders impress with added ergonomics and safety. This is ensured by the new Easyfix hooks and holders, which can be fitted simply to the side rails without the use of tools, making it easier and safer to carry electrical equipment and tools. This means that important equipment is always quickly to hand. As a result, working becomes more comfortable, more efficient and safer.
The Hoffmann Group presents its first ESD-proof GARANT Workstation at LogiMAT 2016 and demonstrates how EPA protection zones (Electrostatic Protection Area) should be set up in order to reliably shield sensitive components from electrostatic discharges. The new GARANT Workstation for protecting against ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) is ESD powder-coated and conductive in accordance with DIN EN 61340-5-1. Electrostatic discharges are conducted from the work surface to a grounding cable on the underside of the worktop. This means that the workstation always remains charge-neutral. At LogiMAT 2016 the Hoffmann Group is located in hall 5, stand 5D55.
On Thursday, 19th November the Hoffmann Group received the “Hidden Champion 2015” award at the “Palmengarten” (botanical gardens) in Frankfurt. The Hoffmann Group also came first in the category “Social Responsibility” due to their social commitment. Stating their reason for presenting the award to the Hoffmann Group, the jury pointed out that Hoffmann was acting in a responsible, sustainable and exemplary manner. Arne Langer, Foundation Manager, received the award.
With the GARANT MasterSteel HPC milling cutter, the Hoffmann Group has taken an evolutionary step in machining technology. The new HPC roughing end mill offers impressively long service life, high metal removal rate and excellent tool life. This allows users to perform machining at high quality and with extreme cost-effectiveness.