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Henri Robert SA, The expert in cutting tools

10 December 2020

From standard tools to consumables, but above all, specific tools, @Henri Robert produces tools that are part of the permanent evolution of the market needs and which characteristics are con...
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H2i – Accuracy Motion winner of the 2020 Grand Prix des Exposants

Although the 2020 edition of the EPHJ Trade Show was cancelled due to the pandemic, the traditional Grand Prix des Exposants was able to go ahead as normal as a result of the many innovations received by the Jury for initial selection. The exhibitors’ votes then rewarded the remarkable innovation of the Neuchâtel company H2i […]

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The+ adds value through innovation Independence + movements: a new business model emerges

In a world of fledgling watch brands in which independence is a badge of honour, an original mechanical movement is a prized asset. What brand doesn’t dream of having a calibre all of its own? Now Swiss firm The+ is making that dream a reality. By Joël A. Grandjean Thanks to an ambitious team based […]

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The Acrotec Group, an industrial jewel in the independent Swiss Made sector

With its healthy growth policy and set of non-negotiable values, the Acrotec Group, its 20 companies and over 1,200 employees are gliding serenely towards a possible stock market launch. By Joël A. Grandjean Few businesses adhere more closely to the EPHJ ethos: a culture of cross-sectoral cooperation and complementarity between all areas of high-precision micromechanics, […]

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“The high-precision industry will overcome this crisis”

Interview of Alexandre Catton, EPHJ Director The 2020 EPHJ Show was initially postponed until September and then cancelled altogether due to the COVID-19 crisis. What has that been like for you? It has been a very difficult time because I felt so bad for our exhibitors who were relying on EPHJ to get their business […]

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Editorial – The post-COVID world starts now!

For over eight months now, our masked world has been living to the rhythm of pandemic statistics and the introduction, easing and re-introduction of lockdowns, as we wait for some semblance of freedom to return. In these anxious times, the high-precision industry has had to deal with blows to the aviation and automotive sectors and, […]

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The five finalists of the Grand Prix des Exposants EPHJ are known !

The world after is now ! The coronavirus crisis has not slowed down our exhibitors’ spirit of innovation and talent. If anything, the opposite is true. Just look at all the innovations submitted for the 2020 Exhibitors Grand Prix! The 2020 Exhibitors Grand Prix Jury met on Thursday, October 15, 2020 and selected five nominees. […]

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BMF Reveals the microArch S240: The First Micro-Precision 3D Printer for Industrial Production

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), the pioneer in microscale 3D printing systems, today unveiled the microArch™ S240, the first and only micro-precision 3D printer designed to meet the needs of short-run industrial production. This newest printer in BMF’s line combines a larger build volume, faster printing speeds and advanced materials with the same ultra-high resolution, accuracy […]

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More than one million escapements produced at Mimotec

In a market of 8.5 million mechanical watches, nearly 15% of escapements ( anchors, anchor wheels ) are produced by Mimotec SA. Founded in 1998 by Dr. Hubert Lorenz, Mimotec has established itself over the years as an important player in the watch industry. Better known for prototyping and small series, UV-LIGA technology is today […]

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EPHJ Trade Show 2020 cancelled

Following the Swiss Federal Council’s decision to extend the ban on events with more than 1,000 people to 1 October, we have had to cancel the 2020 EPHJ trade show, which was scheduled to run from 15 to 18 September. In light of the response from many exhibitors, the EPHJ Trade Show 2020 organisers pulled […]

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