Tooling specialist Walter opens technology centre to drive tool development

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German tooling expert Walter has opened a new technology centre at its Tübingen, Germany, worldwide headquarters.

The 16,400 sq ft centre combines the functions of an interactive experience centre and a research facility. Customers, partners and staff from around the world will be able to collaborate on future solutions. Says Mirko Merlo, chairman of Walter AG: “Our customers today expect reliable, customised processes. In the new Walter Technology Centre, they can help to shape the development of their machining processes in real time.”

Customers can watch tools, machining processes and digital applications live, and can try them out. In this ‘futuristic’ factory, Walter will collaborate with customers to create and optimise prototypes for real-world applications.

Says Holger Langhans, director of Walter Multiply: “The Technology Centre interactively demonstrates process and tool solutions. Using new types of functions, networking the ‘intelligent’ systems and other innovations will permanently change how we think and work with customers.”

The Walter Technology Center is equipped with the latest processing and communication technology. Thanks to live broadcasts from the machine hall, staff at all Walter distributors will be able to take part in global training sessions. Its auditorium, which is equipped with the latest presentation technology and can seat up to 200 people, will host expert conferences and customer events.