Grenchen/Switzerland and Wehingen/Germany, 6 September 2016 – Stronger together: etampa AG from Grenchen (Solothurn canton, Switzerland), Swiss high-precision manufacturer for stamping and fineblanking, and Werner Bauser GmbH from Wehingen (Badem-Württemberg, Germany), manufacturer of advanced plastic gearing systems, are joining forces to attend this year’s IZB in Wolfsburg (18–20 October 2016).

One particular focus during the trade fair will be on the innovative hybrid gearwheels manufactured by Bauser, which feature a stamped insert component supplied by etampa. The process involves Bauser using plastic to overmould the metal stamped parts produced by etampa. Parts manufactured using this process are primarily used in the automotive and furniture industries, and in household appliances. Plastic gearwheels with stamped parts inserted to form this “hybrid design” are utilised in particular when components need to be especially lightweight or machine noise needs to be reduced.

Ralf Ostheider, etampa Sales Director: “Our joint trade fair stand at IZB is just one of the ways in which we are highlighting our companies’ close collaboration this year. The hybrid market has seen strong growth over the last few years, and our supplying of stamped and fineblanked parts to plastic component producers is naturally a calculated response to this new trend. We are very pleased to be able to support this development.”

Thomas Simon, Sales and Marketing Director at Bauser: “Hybrid parts are more and more likely to become mainstream in the future. Wherever possible, metal is going to be replaced by plastics. One common reason for doing so is to reduce noise and weight in drive systems – a requirement being met by the ever-improving properties of modern high-performance plastics. We relish the chance to serve this increasingly demanding market.”

Bauser and etampa at IZB in Wolfsburg: Hall 5, Stand No. 5219