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A new guy at your service!

On February first, Eurotec will welcome a new Editor-in-Chief. After 6 years of passionate discoveries in the field of microtechnology, the previous guy (I) will leave Eurotec to meet new challenges.

Pierre-Yves Schmid, new Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Euroted Magazine.
Pierre-Yves Schmid, new Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Eurotec Magazine.

Thank you all for the exceptional meetings we were able to organize and for your openness in giving me information (in order to allow me write nice articles helping you to communicate in the European microtechnology community).

A Pierre-Yves to replace a Pierre-Yves
Welcome to Pierre-Yves Schmid!
Mr Schmid has a wide experience in the industry, marketing and writing and knows well the European microtechnology community (I’m sure some of you have already met with him in his previous activities as trade show organiser).

Thank you for welcoming him.

His contact information
Pierre-Yves Schmid
+ 41 79 341 40 09

Home office
Pierre-Yves Schmid
Chemin creux 16
2503 Bienne

Otherwise, nothing change! Our team remains at your service.
Regarding advertising and general questions about Eurotec, Ms Nathalie Glattfelder and Véronique Zorzi will carry on to be your contacts.

Again, thanks for 6 outstanding years!


Pierre-Yves (Kohler, yeah I know, it’s complicated now with all those Pierre-Yves)



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Best wishes and season’s greetings from the Eurotec Team

Another year full of interesting discoveries is about to come to its end and we would like to thank all the companies and people we’re working with for their confidence and support. Also thank you to the more and more numerous readers of our online source of information.

Eurotec Christmas

Merry Christmas and happy New Year
The online daily news will be stopped for a few days and will be back on January 5 with industry and microtechnology news. We are eager to carry on bringing you valuable info through both paper and electronic forms.

Pierre-Yves Kohler
Nathalie Glattfelder
Véronique Zorzi
And the full EuropaStar production and circulation team

What’s new on Eurotec’s ?

We’ve done some maintenance on the website and I am happy to inform you on the main aspects you can benefit from while surfing with us (and you will also learn a few facts on our paper issues).

Today the Prodex and Swisstech trade shows start in Basel. You can find us at Prodex on Hall 1.1, stand J14.
Today the Prodex and Swisstech trade shows start in Basel. You can find us at Prodex on Hall 1.1, stand J14.

Actually as you may not know it, our website displays pieces of news day after day, but it is also a complete database of all the articles published in Eurotec from issue 1/2009. Those are classified under the Article link and spread into categories:

  • Complete issues of Eurotec – Download the magazine directly into your device
  • Editorial – Every editorial of Eurotec starting 2009
  • Point of view – What personalities of the industry think about hot topics
  • Machining – New machines and way to work
  • Tooling and peripherals –  The best machine can do nothing without tooling
  • Lubrication –  To go further with lubrication
  • Cleaning – It is no longer a necessity evil
  • Companies, clusters and services – Companies that make the difference
  • Innovation – Nowadays, THE element!
  • The regions – Did you know that some areas are so good in micromechanics?
  • Sub-contracting – Presentation of some incredible companies
  • Trade shows – Both retrospectives and presentations
  • Control, robotics software and CAD/CAM – Increased quality everywhere
  • Surface treatment – to protect and change the parts
  • Complete list of the articles classified by company names

If you prefer to read on flip-books online, Eurotec is indeed also available in that format.

Year after year
In every category the articles are then sorted by years and can be found easily. In the machining category, you can also download the 2014 and 2013 compilations that summarise all the articles on that topic. Those compilations exist for machining only so far.

Special pages for customers
On these pages you can find the summary of articles published for partner companies. Scroll down and you can find the whole set of customers there on the right. In every page you have the links to every article and news published on these companies. You can also find special pages with pictures complementing our articles.


Advertising possibilities
You can also find all the info about our circulation and advertising possibilities with Eurotec, indeed our model pass through advertising to make the magazine live. Our calendar summarizing the main shows on microtechnology completes the picture (the 2015 version remains to be published).

Some facts
Our 10’000 paper issues (6 times a year) are mainly distributed in Switzerland, Germany and France on highly targeted companies and the audience of the website displays those countries in the top 5, but our audience is far larger (off-line and online) as number one on-line is USA and number five India. We are proud to see that a lot of people from around the world are following us and are downloading our articles on Swiss and European companies. With between 150 and 200 hits every day, our audience is slowly growing.

This afternoon at the set-up of Prodex one of our customers told me that a few US companies contacted him because they saw his products and services in our magazine (paper issue in this case)… and this business has been growing well for him there… it’s always rewarding to hear such news on how Eutotec helps our customers!

Thank you!
Yes thank you to help us spread the microtechnology news all around this highly skilled community. We’re dedicated to inform you on ways to be more efficient on your markets.

Oh and by the way, this is the 1’445th post on Eurotec’s.



PS: We’re at Prodex Basel from today, don’t hesitate to stop by on our booth (J14, Hall 1.1).



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Happy Summer time…

We at Eurotec wish a happy Summer time to all our readers (online and paper indeed), the lucky ones that have a break and the ones that will carry on working. Our newsstand will now be closed for about two weeks.
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With the incoming trade shows in France (Micronora), Germany (AMB), Italy (BiMu), UK (Micro Nano Mems) and USA (IMTS), and an economic situation that seems better for manufacturers (according to Cecimo-to be read in our next issue), there is no doubt that some novelties will hit the market very soon.

Next issues full of content
In our next issues you will be able to find many pieces of news.
Let me show you under the curtain:

Machining and lubrication

  • Affolter Technologies – new devices to finish watch pinions and new device to cut wormscrews
  • Bumotec – two spindles in a very limited space
  • Motorex – a solution with record performences
  • Precitrame – robotised finishing center
  • Tornos – CT and GT product ranges, complete new machines


  • Alfatool – a tool for growth
  • Conceptools – doubled product range
  • Flury Tools – high precision grinding

Services and companies

  • Ginova – provider of simple solutions to complex problems
  • Obal – from Taiwan to Romania
  • Qualimatest – men’s sensitivity – machine’s rigour
  • Unimec – a manufacture to the service of microtechnology

Components and devices

  • Dino Lite Europe – to recognise imitation
  • Eichenberger Gewinde – lightweight aluminum ball screw
  • Markator – durable and tamper proof markings
  • Tox –production systems from standard elements

Trade shows

  • AMB 2014
  • Fakuma 2014
  • Micro Nano Mems 2014
  • Micronora 2014

By the way, if you like our news, you can also like our Facebook page, every piece of news we publish on are also to be found there (plus many other news indeed).


Pierre-Yves and all the Eurotec team.



Eurotec iPad Air just won by…

At the end of the day, Eurotec customers were invited to the now traditional aperitif with the draw of the iPad. As usual the event was organised by the Boucherie Nyffeler, Moutier and l’Etoile, Perrefitte and was just perfect ;o)

The happy winners of the 2014 drawn...
The happy winners of the 2014 drawn…

We take advantage of this post to warmly thank our customers for the nice shared event as well as for our very good collaboration. You are the best! Among the 40-50 people there, the lucky ones to win the Eurotec iPad Air are:

  • Suzanne and Michel Yerly from Yerly Micromecanics, congrats!

Indeed Eurotec is at Siams till the end of the week and our team would be happy to welcome you to our booth d4 on hall 1.2.








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Merry Christmas and happy 2014

And here we are: again the end of the year. Once again this year was full of interesting discoveries and I would like to thank all the companies that opened their doors to my enquiring pen. Thank you to have allowed me to write all these nice stories!
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Indeed we are already working on Eurotec’s next issue(s) to bring you valuable information about our microtechnology world… and there are always many stories and pieces of news to communicate about! … stay tuned!

Thank you ALL
We at Eurotec would like to thank all the companies and people we’re working with for their confidence and support.
Also thank you to the more and more numerous readers of our online source of information.

All the best and see you next year!


and the Eurotec team
Alexandra, Catherine, Jocelyne, Josiane, Laurence, Marc, Nathalie, Philippe, Véronique.

Another batch of valuable stuff on its way

Indeed it’s my writing to say so and I hope you will share this feeling about next issue of Eurotec. Again we’ve worked hard to fetch some valuable information for you.
All the novelties we discovered this autumn go well in this same direction, each company wishing to provide a better and more precise answer to the wishes of its customers and potential customers, isn’t it great?

In Eurotec 390 you will be able to discover:

Other ways to manufacture

  • Tailor-made transfer machine with Imoberdorf
  • Neither machining center nor transfer machine with VFM
  • Automation as productivity factor with Hermle
  • Ultrasonic precision machining with DMG-Mori
  • Award-wining digital polishing with Crevoisier

Tooling and components

  • New showcase, start for a new step at Renaud’s
  • Sharpening with coating service included with Gühring
  • Silent tools by Sandvik


  • Dual-competence in the service of watchmaking by Centagora
  • Protector of the timepiece by Motorex and KIF Parechoc

Trade shows

  • Midest 2013, TolExpo 2013, Blechexpo/Schweisstec 2013 and SwissPlastic 2014


You can read the magazine online here.
And you can download it here.

I wish you a good reading.


Pierre-Yves Kohler

PS: We’re already working on next issue and we are happy to say that there will be some novelties in it that could change the world of machining (yes I don’t exaggerate).

PS: Want to interract with us and see even more information? You can go to our facebook page at –  By the way, if you enjoy your visit you can like our page!




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