Although present on the market since 1945, Animex Technology remains a secret that is well kept by its satisfied customers. This company provides tailor-made honing solutions and if today it wants to be more visible, it is so that more companies can benefit from its unique know-how. Meeting with Mr. Stephan Fischer its passionate director.
Mr. Fischer says: “We meet a great success on the market and when we solve problems together with our customers, they admit very often regretting not to have known us earlier. So we decided to make us more visible”. So the market will have the opportunity to discover a ‘new solution’ which, in fact, is available reliably for a long time.
Expanding the horizon of research…
The operation of honing in itself isn’t complicated but requires a lot of know-how and skills. When holes are completed, it adds a finishing step to reach micrometric precisions and specific surface finishes according to the needs. But it is in the entire values chain that Animex specialists should find the sources of difficulties in honing. The director explains: “We realise the final steps and sometimes a change in a previous action, either in machining or surface treatment can fundamentally influence honing operations”. This analysis is part of the service offered by the company.
…and adaptation to the needs
Each hole requires a specific solution and Animex has the flexibility in its production facility to stick to this demand. If we talk about diamond honing tools, it is not uncommon that lengths and design elements (for example, grooves in the cutting part) are carried out on demand. “Honing remains an iterative process, we must not forget that we are talking about micrometric precision and in these dimensions any small change can make a difference” adds Mr. Fischer.