A glimpse into the future

Horn Technology Days took place between 10th and 12th May 2017 in Tübingen, marking the sixth time the event has been held. Eight presentations and associated practical demonstrations provided the centrepiece for the event. The two manufacturing plants of Paul Horn GmbH, plus the Horn Hartstoffe GmbH plant, also opened their doors to visitors. Rounding off the Horn Technology Days were various exhibitions from an exceptionally wide range of customer industries as well as around 40 partner companies attending as co-exhibitors. The event welcomed more than 3,000 visitors.

Lothar Horn, Managing Director of Paul Horn GmbH, said: "We don't see our Technology Days as a promotional event. We want to engage with our customers in order to advance technology, innovate and pool our knowledge. This is also why the presentations are application-specific rather than product-specific."

Most of the specialist Horn presentations – which numbered eight in total – were supported by practical demonstrations. The presentations were available in up to five languages: German, English, French, Italian and Turkish.

The presentation topics at a glance:

  • High-feed milling cutters for cost-effective titanium machining
  • Turbo-whirling and rotary whirling – Thread cutting redefined
  • Perfect gear teeth
  • Trends in grooving and parting off
  • Micromachining using lathes – Achieving success with precision
  • Powerful milling systems
  • Coatings
  • Solid carbide cutting inserts with raw sintered precision interface

The company Tyrolit delivered an additional presentation entitled "Adjusting cutting tools".

Lothar Horn: "The Horn Technology Days 2017 were the most successful Technology Days ever. The feedback from our customers, partners and representatives surpassed all expectations – for sure, the Horn Technology Days will take place in 2019 again."