A trio of innovators: Springmann, Heimerle + Meule and Cooksongold are exhibiting at EPHJ

Springmann has been supplying industry with manufacturing machinery and peripheral equipment since 1920. This renowned supplier has been an exhibitor since the very start of EPHJ, so it’s no surprise that it’s back again this year. Together with the long-established Pforzheim company Heimerle + Maule and its subsidiary Cooksongold from Birmingham, Springmann promises to deliver one of the highlights of the exhibition on its stand: DMLS technology for precious metals in action!

H-M Electroplating job shop and CNC technology
H-M Electroplating job shop and CNC technology

This innovative technology has been specially developed for the jewellery and watch industry and breaks new ground compared with conventional processes. Precious metal alloys can be turned into fantastic one-off pieces or mass-produced products – live in front of the exhibition audience. With the aid of CAD data, this new technique can easily create “impossible” shapes using a special laser sintering process. This means that expensively produced models and lost-wax casting are now a thing of the past. Cooksongold gives jewellery and watch designers with DMLS a new level of creative freedom to come up with designs that would previously have been wholly unimaginable.

Springmann is highly regarded in the watch and jewellery industry. The company represents reputable European producers and acts as an area-wide organization offering consultancy as well as sales and customer service support in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. It will be presenting a variety of products at the exhibition including ZOLLER tools, measuring instruments and presetting devices and OTEC polishing and deburring machines. Alongside DISKUS double-surface grinding machines and GEIBEL & HOTZ and LIPEMEC flat grinding machines, Springmann will also be exhibiting INDEX and TRAUB lathes and turn-mill centres.

As a renowned supplier of a full range of precious metal processing and refining products, Germany’s oldest gold and silver refinery Heimerle + Meule is also showcasing some interesting innovations at EPHJ, including PVD processes that have recently been added to its portfolio. The eco-friendly coating technology offers an ideal complement or alternative to conventional galvanic coating processes.

Heimerle + Meule also specializes in separating materials and valuable substances containing precious metals. Moreover, this leading producer of precious metal products offers a range of high-quality materials and semi-finished products for the jewellery, watch and wedding ring industry. The company carries out galvanic surface finishing on almost all types of materials and for a wide range of industries. The innovations developed by the team of experts in Pforzheim also include investment products and new developments in galvanic chemistry and the galvanic equipment sector.