Topics & Stimuli

Innovation as a driving force for success and growth

As a machining pioneer,  KOMET®  has what it takes to offer its customers superior added value when it comes to tools. Our stated goal has, at all times, been to seek out topics of the future and to provide fresh impetus.

Industrie 4.0

Industry 4.0 has the potential to change production forever. Individual customer requirements are anticipated before the production process even commences and these are transformed into innovations. A central element of production in the future is the Smart Factory, which consistently uses digitalisation right up to the process level and, at every step, is distinguished by an outstanding level of customer focus. We are also meeting the challenges of digitalised production and are continuously seeking out the latest technological developments.

Lightweight construction

Lightweight construction has evolved to become the innovation driver of the future and is securing clear competitive advantages across sectors. Today, standardised solutions for numerous applications in lightweight construction are already available, whereby innovative tool solutions are scarce commodities. The lightweight construction growth market is therefore perhaps the most significant catalyst of innovation for manufacturers of precision tools in the coming years. We need to rethink established tool solutions for the classic areas of steel and aluminium machining, and implement new, innovative solutions. KOMET's objective here is to achieve a high level of process reliability and stability in the interests of the customer. Even more so than with conventional materials, the following applies for lightweight construction: The solution that is optimal for the application must be developed and implemented as an economically feasible tool concept.

Energy efficiency

The reduction of energy consumption in production offers enormous potential for savings against the background of sharply rising energy costs. It is not always easy to determine the production areas in which energy can be saved. The complexity, and therefore the associated risk, is significantly lower in areas that are not linked to processes – for example, energy supply or building equipment. In process-related areas, there is no alternative to effective energy management. This is the only way to determine and optimise the energy efficiency of the individual machine, where the previously discussed product and production sides meet.