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Efficient automation –
CNC machining centres in the automotive industry

From producing bodywork parts to manufacturing engine components – CNC milling machines have become an indispensable part of the automotive industry. In this industry they help in particular to deliver efficiency and profitability: They ensure automation of component manufacture and a high output of parts with perfect quality. This is a crucial advantage that reflects the increasing requirements for flexibility and adaptability in this industry.

As one of the leading suppliers of CNC milling machines for the automotive industry, we boast more than 30 years of experience that we draw on in developing and designing your CNC machining centre to deliver the perfect result. From the milling spindle to the smallest screw – we only ever use high-quality components that are constantly inspected. Whether you require a CNC milling centre, CNC blade cutting machine, CNC stitching centre or CNC water-jet machine: At HG GRIMME SysTech everything from the engineering down to the structural design and the technical service comes from one single source. Our CNC machining centres are very durable and made in Germany.

Precise CNC machines that use the scoring process

Engineering of the highest standard: Thanks to its guaranteed absolute precision of up to 30 µm, our 6-axis CNC blade cutting machine can cut skins and films with supreme precision. This means it produces clean cuts and precise spatial contours and also effortlessly introduces invisible defined break points by scoring.

This reduction to the residual wall thickness means that in a collision the dashboard in a vehicle tears open at the precisely defined points so that the airbag can be deployed smoothly – and the safety of passengers is also ensured. With its high-resolution camera system, different cutting units and state-of-the-art cutting technology, the CNC blade cutting machine from HG GRIMME SysTech is an efficient high-tech development for the automotive industry.

You can achieve absolute precision with the CNC stitching machine

If you need to incorporate defined break points for airbags, we offer an outstanding CNC machine which has been developed specifically for performing stitching in the automotive industry: Our 6-axis CNC stitching machine is used to exactly replicate predefined break points – a manufacturing step that is employed in the production of airbags and in other processes. This CNC milling machine provides certainty in the production process and thus enables you to be consistently successful in the automotive industry.

Using the stitching head specifically developed at HG GRIMME SysTech, the predefined contour for the defined break point is perforated in the dashboard with a high-frequency milling spindle using a sewing machine process (stitching head). The thin skin which has been cut previously with the scoring machine is then placed on the dashboard.

Greater reliability thanks to traceable process data

We cooperate with leading manufacturers such as Siemens, NUM, Keyence and Renishaw. A perfect combination of hardware and software allows the process data of the individual components that pass through the process to be traced at any time. As a manufacturer working in the automotive industry, you face many challenges. From the smallest interior part made from aluminium-coated plastic to machining dashboards from foams or real leather through to a large outer shell component made from composite materials for use in electric mobility. Our CNC machining centres are developed to provide precise results for all materials. Even roof components with a sandwich design for buses, wall covering elements for trucks, or bumpers for cars are processed on our CNC machines. Once they have been assembled, the machines are thoroughly inspected while milling over the tabletops or strips, and while producing sockets and threads as requested by the customer and following a series of other tests. 

HG GRIMME SysTech – your experienced partner in using CNC machines for lightweight engineering in the automotive industry

In the automotive industry, lightweight materials are needed to minimise the weight and exhaust emissions. And the use of lightweight engineering is a key element in constructing the bodies of electric vehicles too. Metal components are being replaced with high-performance, fibre-reinforced composites, plastics or aluminium, which is leading to a significant reduction in weight and therefore increased energy efficiency for vehicles. Our CNC machining centres are designed specifically to cater for the requirements of these materials.

We have more than 30 years’ experience of manufacturing 5-axis and 6-axis CNC milling machines, CNC water-jet machines and CNC cutting machines for the automotive industry. HG GRIMME SysTech has several national and international service centres – this means we always have a close link to our customers around the globe. We particularly value having personal contacts that you can speak to directly without the hassle of having to submit a telephone request.

Our CNC machines in use

CNC blade cutting machine
Machining airbags

Choosing the correct cutting technology is crucial and dependent on the material. All processes feature traceability of documented process parameters.

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CNC milling centre basic
Machining bumpers

Space-saving CNC machining centre which can produce a high volume of large components by operating in tandem in a confined space, with absolute precision and minimal milling tolerances.

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CNC milling model making
Machining oversized 3D cube dimensions

Use a CNC machining centre to machine oversized workpieces such as bus roofs from sandwich components easily in one pass.

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Individual requests?

Do you have specific requirements and require a CNC machining centre that is specifically tailored to meet your demands? Then please contact us directly – we will be happy to advise you!