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Chemnitz becomes European Capital of Culture 2025

With the decision for Chem­nitz, a four-year app­li­ca­tion pro­cess ends and Chem­nitz has won with a uni­que bid book (book of app­li­ca­tion). We congra­tu­late to this result and we are glad that the bid book has the focus on the »hid­den cham­pions« of the Chem­nitz cul­tu­ral and indus­trial region, which inclu­des NILES-SIMMONS as a sub­si­diary of the renow­ned NSH Machine Tool Group. The eco­no­mic sti­mu­lus package also inclu­des many other regi­ons in Europe, which is a strong state­ment for a cos­mo­po­li­tan com­mu­nity across natio­nal bor­ders. We would like to take…

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Substitution of grinding processes in crankshaft machining – NILES-SIMMONS Industrieanlagen GmbH introduces new technology hard milling

In today’s mar­ket place, the most important dri­ving for­ces in the field of auto­mo­tive indus­try are sus­taina­bi­lity, resource con­ser­va­tion and eco­no­mic effi­ci­ency. These trends do not only drive the deve­lo­p­ment of new inno­va­tive tech­no­lo­gies and final con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons for new pro­ducts, but also push the ever-incre­a­sing requi­re­ments of the manu­fac­tu­rers to find new cost-effi­ci­ent manu­fac­tu­ring con­cepts for the pro­duc­tion of the exis­ting com­pon­ents in production.

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We congratulate on the completion of the cooperative engineering training

We would like to congra­tu­late Maxi Klaus­nit­zer and Fer­hat Macar on the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of their coope­ra­tive engi­nee­ring trai­ning in our com­pany. Maxi Klaus­nit­zer is now working in the work pre­pa­ra­tion depart­ment (pro­duc­tion plan­ning and con­trol) after finis­hing her final the­sis. »During my trai­ning I gai­ned a very good insight into the various pro­ces­ses and I enjoyed working on my pro­ject tog­e­ther with my super­vi­sors. The topic was the fine con­cep­tion and pilot intro­duc­tion of a tool manage­ment sys­tem, which is to be intro­du­ced in the fore­see­able future«. Fer­hat Macar…

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Annual employee volleyball tournament

This year, the annual NILES employees」 vol­ley­ball tour­na­ment took place again, which is also finan­cially sup­por­ted by the com­pany. In the best of wea­ther, there was dili­gently spla­shing, dig­ging and blo­cking. We are plea­sed that the event attracts more and more employees every year and that the cohe­sion among col­leagues, which is espe­cially important in these times, is fur­ther streng­t­he­ned. A small selec­tion of pic­tures can be found here: 

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New parking lot and planning of a technology and demonstration center

Recently, our employees have been able to enjoy a new par­king area. The rea­son for this is the long-term plan­ned con­struc­tion of a tech­no­logy and demons­tra­tion cen­ter. For this pur­pose, the old par­king lot had to make way to create enough space for the future tech­no­logy cen­ter. With the future new buil­ding we are able to pre­sent our latest machine deve­lo­p­ments to our cus­to­mers in the con­text of an in-house exhi­bi­tion. Due to the cur­rent eco­no­mic situa­tion, the exe­cu­tion of this plan­ning of the tech­no­logy cen­ter has been post­po­ned for…

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NILES-SIMMONS mechanic is German Futsal Champion

It is a sport that is not yet very well known in Ger­many, alt­hough it looks like nor­mal soc­cer to out­si­ders. We are tal­king about Fut­sal. A jump redu­ced ball, a hall, 4 field play­ers and 1 goa­lie are nee­ded to play this sport. Our col­league Chris­to­pher Wit­tig, 24, mecha­nic, mas­ters this sport with his team the best in Ger­many. He has recently become Ger­man champion.

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HEGENSCHEIDT MFD: Increase of fatigue strength by deep rolling of large crankshafts up to 200%

Two in one – Incre­a­sing fati­gue strength and redu­cing TIR  of large cranks­hafts in one machine The rede­sign of the Deep Rol­ling and Roll Strai­gh­tening machine 7625 is now com­ple­ted and maxi­mum cranks­haft length up to 6000mm are now pos­si­ble. Take advan­tage of an effi­ci­ent, simple and eco­no­mi­cal tech­no­logy that has been estab­lis­hed in the auto­mo­tive car sec­tor for many years. Deep Rol­ling of main and pin bea­ring fil­lets incre­a­ses the fati­gue strength of cranks­hafts up to 200% and impro­ves sur­face hard­ness and rough­ness of the fil­let radii. Deep Rolling…

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HEGENSCHEIDT MFD: Longer lifetime for bearing rings due hard rolling

News from our sis­ter HEGENSCHEIDT from Erkel­enz Rol­ler bea­rings guide shafts and axles, for example in vehi­cles, indus­trial plants or medi­cal tech­no­logy app­li­ca­ti­ons. Usually such bea­rings run per­ma­nently under high loads. Mate­rial fati­gue and lub­ri­ca­tion defect are the­re­fore the main cau­ses of com­po­nent fail­ure. High per­for­mance rol­ler bea­rings can be manu­fac­tu­red with cer­a­mic ele­ments com­bi­ned with bea­ring steel. For the pro­duc­tion of bea­ring rings, the Fraun­ho­fer Insti­tute for Pro­duc­tion Tech­no­logy IPT Aachen suc­cess­fully tes­ted hard rol­ling as a resource-saving alter­na­tive to exten­ding the con­ven­tio­nal pro­cess chain tog­e­ther with three project…

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With trust and transparency to safe machines

etz – Elek­tro­tech­nik & Auto­ma­tion repor­ted on the safety of our machi­nes. You can read the whole arti­cle below. Niles-Sim­mons MC series CNC turn-mill machi­ning cen­ters enable eco­no­mi­cal, fle­xi­ble, pre­cise, and user-friendly com­plete machi­ning of large, rota­tio­nally sym­metri­cal work­pie­ces in one clam­ping. For the N20 MC, N30 MC, and N40 MC machi­ning cen­ters, the risk assess­ment, veri­fi­ca­tion, and docu­men­ta­tion has recently been revi­sed with the sup­port of Wie­land Electric’s safety experts. Machine safety is a mat­ter of trust in two respects. On the one hand, the ope­ra­tor trusts in the…

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