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DRILLING- AN ART IN ITSELF

Soft plastics set special requirements to the drilling tool

Generally speaking, twist drilling plastic material is possible and comparable to drilling metal materials. However, it is recommended to use special drills for plastics, since the thermal conductivity of plastic materials in general is worse than that of metals.

3D.PRINTING: ARCHITECTURAL MODEL

Making tangible models quickly and easily using FIL-A-GEHR PLA®

Models are used to visualise project ideas in three dimensions. Thanks to 3D printing methods, 3D models, which have already been developed at the PC, can easily and quickly be transformed into physical models. This helps to make architecture more tangible, to reveal unforeseen difficulties at an early stage or to reinforce the effect of a presentation.

NEW MACHINES
More annealing ovens put into service

In the course of the last couple of months we have received several additional annealing ovens to further improve our product quality and to respond to the increasing demand. The new ovens allow us to significantly reduce the time between production and annealing.

PLASTINDIA 2018
GEHR presents filaments at India’s most important plastic trade fair for the first time

As in the previous years , we were again represented at the PLASTINDIA in Ahmedabad in India from 7-12 February and presented our current product portfolio to international visitors. The trade show was a complete success and we were able to establish numerous new contacts. For the first time, we presented FIL-A-GEHR® on the Indian market and were more than surprised to see the great interest of the visitors.

EXPANSION OF PRODUCTION OF SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCTS
Construction of a new production hall for customised solutions

Part of our planning for the years ahead includes the building of a new production hall. In the future, we will use this additional 2,500 m² big hall for our profile and tube production. This will free up additional space which allows us to continue expanding the sheet and round rod production. Construction work has already begun. We hope to be able to use both halls for capacity expansions as of autumn 2018. At the same time, we will take this opportunity to renew part of our social rooms.

GEHR PE-UHMW®
Blue dyed semi-finished products – perfectly suited for food processing

Plastic materials have many advantages over other materials because of their properties and approvals and the fact that they are easy to machine. They have therefore successfully been established in the food-processing industry. Here, the materials must be compliant to the strict requirements of various national and international food authorities and regulations to find their way into applications as components in equipment and machinery used in the meat, dairy, grain and vegetable processing industry.

 

GEHR PEEK® COIL BODY
The right material for electronic and electrical engineering applications

The right material for electronic and electrical engineering applications
Electronic or electrical engineering applications most frequently require coil bodies which not only have an extremely high dimensional stability but which also show a low tendency to creep as well as excellent electrical insulation properties. All of these characteristics must be maintained even at increased operation temperatures. It is also important for companies that chip removal machining processes run smoothly and in a way that can be reproduced so as to be able to manufacture and guarantee components of the highest possible quality. Besides the homogenous structure and the low level of residual stress, the GEHR PEEK® material meets all requirements for this special application. In addition to the requirements mentioned, registration in accordance with UL94, V-O classification and a glow wire ignition temperature of 850 °C in compliance with IEC 60695 were considered for the end application.

 

CUSTOMS STATUS: APPROVED EXPORTER

We are pleased to announce that we have been granted the status “Approved Exporter” with effect from October 2017. An Approved Exporter is a company that has been authorised by the main customs office to follow simplified procedures for the export of goods.

 

FORMNEXT 2017 IN FRANKFURT
Additive manufacturing innovation platform

FORMNEXT is regarded as the most important international trade fair for additive manufacturing technologies. As on many previous occasions, GEHR presented current products from its FIL-A-GEHR product range in Frankfurt. We were overwhelmed by the keen interest shown by visitors in our filaments. Besides the weld line strength tests, our integrated inline diameter check and the test certificate per coil in particular met with an enthusiastic response. FIL-A-GEHR PEEK® attracted a lot of attention. With the number of printers capable of processing this high performance plastic growing, the material will be used for an increasing number of applications in the near future. Another highlight presented on our stand was the recently launched material PC/ABS®, which proved very popular with users from the automotive industry.

GEHR PVC-U
Drinking water approval obtained

Our PVC-U round rods now also comply with the high demands of the European Regulation on Chemicals – proof that the excellent quality of GEHR products is in line with international standards!

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