For design engineers

Useful information on the material and its potential uses

The precision required for machines, equipment, and components is always increasing and demands an innovative and meticulous choice of materials. For this, design engineers often have to go into uncharted territory. Granite is not often considered as a material for components, sometimes it’s even rejected.

This requires a change in thinking. Many traditional materials – such as steel construction, cast iron, plastics, light metals and combinations thereof – quickly show their limits in regard to thermal expansion, stiffness, abrasion resistance and vibration damping. In these cases, natural granite impresses with the highest precision possible.

high precision with the natural hard stone granite

Granite, a multi-talent

Granite, which formed millions of years ago under the earth’s crust and exists today almost completely free of tension in its natural form, has become an exciting material to work on in all its manifestations and is also ideal for special purpose engineering.

There are almost no limits to the shape it can take. Even complex forms can be produced by sawing, grinding, drilling, milling, water jet cutting and adhesive bonding. Machine bases and components for a variety of application areas are created by, for example, the assembly of threaded inserts and linear guides.

Natural granite is an innovative construction material and has many advantages:

  • low thermal expansion
  • no internal stress
  • low thermal conductivity
  • no corrosion
  • high level of hardness
  • not magnetizable
  • low electrical conductivity
  • high abrasion resistance
  • good damping characteristics

You can find out more about the fascinating material, granite, on the page production.

Your know-how + our expertise = a perfect product

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Even if you don’t have any experience in dealing with natural granite, you can rest assured: we’ll advise you in your search for the ultimate in precision materials and in the design of your next innovation. We have over 50 years of experience in the production processes, the designs specific to the material and the many potential applications offered by granite.

No project is so complicated that it can’t be executed. Together, we’ll find solutions for any problem and will manufacture components designed by you, exactly to your specifications and in accordance with DIN ISO 2768-1.

Does this sound interesting to you? Or, do you already have specific requirements or questions? We’ll be happy to advise you – please contact us!

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