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Cutting-edge metallurgy for watchmaking and medicine: Vulkam and its new amorphous metal alloys

19 December 2023

Nominated twice for the Exhibitors Grand Prix, French start-up Vulkam returns to EPHJ 2024 with Vulkalloys, its expanded range of amorphous metal alloys. The company’s core business is...
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Joray & Wyss – 80 years in business and plans for expansion

Working behind the scenes on behalf of prestigious watch brands, the more than 140 employees at Joray & Wyss and Pivodel are the industry’s traditional historic wheel makers, producing up to 40 million parts per year!   Not only do they play their part in contributing to the mystique of Swiss-made watches – they keep […]

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“The size, skills and internationalisation of our medtech division open up great prospects for us!”

Quick chat with Sébastien Virtel, CEO of Acrotec Medtech Acrotec Group’s Medtech division now counts 14 companies, driven by excellent growth in 2023. Does this mean your desire to balance the Group’s three major divisions is on track? Absolutely, the percentage the Medtech division accounts for in Acrotec Group’s turnover jumped from 20 to 27% […]

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Bumotec 191neo vertical machining centre: controls focused on digital processing

The 191neo vertical machining centre from Swiss manufacturer Bumotec has plenty to offer high-precision professionals. This reliable, efficient and highly modular solution is prized for its excellent versatility, enabling it to meet the many challenges involved in machining high-added-value precision parts. In a bid for perfection, Vuadens added a man-machine interface that is not only […]

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Pierre Amstutz: Swiss watchmaking community loses a legendary figure

Pierre Amstutz – guardian of watchmaking knowledge and skills handed down from one generation to the next and director of the Geneva Watchmaking School – was meant to be celebrating two major projects, but when the time came to cut the ribbon, he had sadly passed away. He was there at the party that evening, […]

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The unique strength of our community

More than 20 years after it first launched, the EPHJ Show has patiently built up a community of more than 30,000 professionals, exhibitors and visitors, representing the world’s largest ecosystem for the high-precision watchmaking, jewellery, medtech and microtechnology industries. This community thrives on the news and information we share with it regularly on our social […]

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ASFCMP supports greater transparency in gold supply chain

In the wake of a Federal Supreme Court ruling rejecting an NGO’s request to have the Swiss Federal Statistical Office release details about the origin of gold imported into Switzerland as well information on suppliers and volumes traded, the Swiss Association of Manufacturers and Traders in Precious Metals (ASFCMP) underlined its commitment to continuing its […]

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Faulhaber: a new family of miniature linear actuators for superb versatility

Since its inception, Swiss manufacturer Faulhaber has been developing robustly designed electric micromotors with a view to meeting the movement needs of the precision mechanics industry. With its new L family of linear actuators, Faulhaber offers a turnkey solution suitable for a very broad range of applications. The smaller 06L/08L/10L versions are ideal for medical, […]

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Fortifying Swiss Precision: Advanced Cybersecurity in High Precision Manufacturing

Unveiling the Cybersecurity Challenges in High Precision Manufacturing: High-precision manufacturing in Switzerland plays a key role in the country’s economic success. The sector is transforming and introducing more and more OT/IT – essential to its success – but exposing it to new cybersecurity challenges: Complex System Management: Balancing the security of both legacy and cutting-edge […]

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L’horlogerie suisse perd un de ses plus fidèles serviteurs

Avec la disparition soudaine et brutale de Pierre Amstutz, notre ami, c’est l’horlogerie qui perd un de ses plus précieux ambassadeurs. Pierre était un passionné qui s’investissait sans compter au service de la relève et de la formation de tous ces jeunes qui ont fréquenté les bancs et les ateliers de l’Ecole d’Horlogerie de Genève. […]

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