Precise forming with Tebis
Merima Präzisions-Werkzeugbau GmbH in the Swabian town of Brackenheim specializes in complex stamping and progressive composite tools. The company is primarily active in the automotive industry and accompanies its customers through the entire process chain from part development to series production. The die manufacturer has special experience with transfer dies in sheet metal working. Our commitment: Creating dies of the highest quality. Merima has used Tebis software to do this since 1996.
The path to profitability
The family-owned company, founded in 1988, currently has about 40 employees. The machine shop comprises seven machines, including two gantry milling machines and several 5-axis machining centers and presses. In 2013 Merima was acquired by GSU Stanz- und Umformtechnik GmbH in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and extended its portfolio with the manufacturing of smaller dies and series production. This was not only a challenge for the business, but also for design and manufacturing. Merima consistently developed this new line of business. The company successfully worked its way out of a tricky economic situation with its newly established capacity in mechanical manufacturing. "It was hard work, but it was worth it; we're now in the black," stresses Björn Wind, team leader for work preparation and NC manufacturing at Merima.
Björn Wind has worked for the precision die manufacturer since 1999 and helped implement many changes there. His greatest concern is the fear of tunnel vision within the company: "Always doing things the same way makes you quickly lose touch." To prevent this from happening, he is open to change and appreciates the outside viewpoint. Tebis Consulting has been providing the company with this viewpoint since 2006. Tebis consultants analyzed all processes and identified opportunities for improvement. One thing in particular was problematic at that time: The manufacturing process was repeatedly impeded by uncertainty regarding responsibilities. This was improved by the introduction of clear responsibilities and assigned roles so that tasks can now be clearly delegated. Tebis also implemented process libraries and standardized programming to prevent production errors from the start and simplify procedures.
Tebis has helped us improve our entire manufacturing process. We've become faster and more flexible, and manufacture more efficiently and reliably. This is all possible thanks to the high consistency of the software, on a level that no others provide.
Process analysis by Tebis Consulting, morphing with Tebis BREP, active surface preparation, automation with Tebis templates, low-personnel manufacturing, process libraries and standards
- Reduced tryout time with excellent active surface preparation
- Fast and reliable manufacturing thanks to automation
- Easy, repeated and reliable work with process libraries
Merima Präzisions-Werkzeugbau GmbH
Brackenheim , Germany
Team leader for work preparation and NC manufacturing