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Online configurator for hob blanks from Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT

Just a few clicks to create your very own individual product

CERATIZIT S.A., Mamer, Luxembourg (headquarters), 20 September 2017

On the occasion of EMO 2017, the CERATIZIT Group will be showing the new online configurator for individual hob blanks from Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT. Thanks to the intuitive configurator, which includes an automated ordering feature, in future customers will need just a few clicks to configure and order carbide hob blanks from the E-Techstore online shop. As finished tools they can then be used for the interconnection of a great variety of components.

Speed and flexibility
The new configurator offers customers total flexibility and a hitherto unimaginable speed when ordering. It designs the most suitable blank for any application in a fully automated way, and generates an offer according to the customer’s terms and conditions. Thanks to the memory function of the configurator the order can be placed either immediately or at a later time.

The automated ordering process is to the benefit of the customer in other respects as well, as Product Manager Manuel Bergmann explains: “Our new configurator is typical of future-oriented digitalisation projects, in that it creates capacity by freeing our employees from repetitive logical processes. Thus resources are made available in areas where creative intelligence is needed.” This gives CERATIZIT the chance and the ability to continue improving its hob production and developing services like the configurator, says Bergmann.

Intuitive operation
The configurator tool is totally user friendly. The customer only has to enter the finished dimensions of the hob he wants, to receive an instant offer for a suitable blank. 2D visualisation, displaying the dimensions submitted, enables customers to check the data and compare it with their original enquiry.

Automation up to and including production
And automation doesn’t stop there. After the order has been placed, the software automatically prepares the routing, the bill of materials and a 3D model including a 2D drawing of the blank. Thanks to this networking, production of the individual blank can start just a few moments after the order has been submitted.

On request, customers can be sent the 3D model (STEP) and 2D drawing (PDF). In this way the drawing can be approved in short order and the product is already defined in the customer’s CAD data, from the blank right through to the finished article.

Hard Material Solutios by CERATIZIT at EMO 2017 in Hanover:
18 to 23 September – Hall 5, Stand B70.

CERATIZIT with passion and a pioneering spirit for hard materials

For over 95 years, CERATIZIT has been a pioneer in developing exceptional hard material solutions for machining and wear protection. The private company, with registered offices in Mamer, Luxembourg, develops and produces highly specialised cutting tools, indexable inserts, rods made from hard materials and wear parts. The CERATIZIT Group is the global market leader in various application segments and successfully develops new carbide, cermet and ceramic grades, such as for wood and stone working.


With more than 8,000 employees at more than 30 production facilities and a sales network with over 50 branches, CERATIZIT is a global player in the carbide industry. The company's international network includes subsidiary Stadler Metalle and joint venture CB-CERATIZIT.


The technology leader is continually investing in research and development and holds more than 1,000 patents. Innovative hard material solutions from CERATIZIT are used in various sectors, including mechanical engineering and toolmaking, in the automotive and aerospace industries and in the oil, gas and medical industries.


Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT - wear protection for every application and industry

In the field of industrial wear protection the experts forming part of the competence brand Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT actively seek for new sectors and applications in which customer-specific carbide solutions efficiently replace wear parts and thus make the production processes more economic or increase production. This includes everything from tools for metal forming and high-performance components for tool and die construction to customised solutions for wear protection. From the simple ball to water-jet nozzles, from products for mills and the automotive industry to high-pressure tools for diamond production – the development specialists at Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT are always ready to face new challenges to make customers’ applications even more efficient.

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