Continuity and advancement as the recipe for success
M.Reuss GmbH with headquarters in Schwarzach am Main is in its third generation of model, mold and die manufacturing with a broad product spectrum. The company supports its customers from the concept to the product being ready for series production, and juggles the conflicting demands of increasingly stringent requirements on the one hand and increasing deadline pressure on the other. M.Reuss successfully meets this challenge with its more than 65 years of experience and by continuously adjusting its internal processes.
M.Reuss represents a confluence of the traditional and the modern, as is readily evident in a tour through the two buildings with their 2800 m². The joiner's workbench converted to a lathe decades ago by company founder Max Reuss can still be seen along with other inventions of the founder. Today, ultramodern components are manufactured to the highest precision by seven 5-axis machining centers, such as two DMC 105 V linear gantry milling centers or the DMF 260-11 linear traveling column machining center. Models, molds and tools are designed on 4 CATIA workstations and 15 Tebis workstations. The use of Tebis is now almost a tradition at M.Reuss. The company has been using the CAD/CAM system since 1990 and is thus one of the earlier Tebis users – initially, Tebis ran on another historical object, a 286 PC. Currently, nearly 90% of M.Reuss' production is for the automotive industry − primarily interior dies of aluminum with pneumatic or hydraulic actuation, from the prototype to series production, cubing elements or gauges.
Thanks to process and investment advice, we were able to increase our productivity by 15% per year. Even during the 2009-2010 crisis we could invest in new machines and technology to continuously improve our financial position despite the collapsed market at the time.
Increased productivity through process automation
- Automation and standardization
- Consulting investment costs paid for themselves within the same year
- Machine downtimes reduced, throughput times shortened
Mold manufacturing, Model making, Die manufacturing, Automotive
Schwarzach am Main, Germany
Matthias Reuss, Markus Reuss