Surface & Profile

MÄGERLE BLOHM JUNG

Cylindrical

STUDER SCHAUDT MIKROSA

Tools

WALTER EWAG
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  • Company foundation

    06th November 1946

    Foundation of Edel-Werkzeug AG by Dr. H. Pfluger, G. Vogt-Schild, Dr. H. Vogt and Director O. Remund in Solothurn. The first manufacturing premises were in Zuchwil and in a garage in Biberist.

  • Development of manual machines

    24.07.1951
    Start of production in a shed on the present Sulzer area in Zuchwil with a workforce of 30 people. Ewag's origins lay in tool production (e.g. grinding hard metal lathe tools)

    1954
    Construction of the WS10 prototype and a first series of three machines.

    1955
    Design of the legendary WS11.

    1957
    Presentation of the WS11 at Hanover trade fair.

  • Design of manual machines for PCD

    1962/64
    Development of the RS2 radius grinding machine.

    1963
    Purchase of Factory 1 in Etziken.

    1968
    Further development as RS3 with different variants.

  • Further development of manual machines

    1973
    Further development as WS11-A.

    1977
    Further development as WS11 SP (spiral).

    1978
    Further development as RS3-AP.

    1979
    Development of RS10 as successor of the RS3.

  • Growth and diversification

    1980
    Start of development of the RS series with manufacture of the RS12 as successor of the RS10.

    1982 and 1983
    Design of the LS01 lapping grinding machine and of the AS40 drill sharpening machine.

    1984
    Development of the FS600 cutter grinding machine. Opening of subsidiary, the Ewag Corporation, in Smithfield, Rhode Island (USA) on 1st September.

    1986
    Presentation of the first CNC machine, the RS 12, at IMTS Chicago (USA). This machine was further developed in 1988 and offered with robot.

  • Development of CNC machines

    1993
    Development of EWAMATIC.

    1994
    Inclusion of the RS15 in Ewag's product portfolio.

    1997
    Construction start of new building for the Ewag Corporation in North Kingstown, Rhode Island (USA).

    1999
    Further development of the EWAMATIC LINE. Development of the first EASYGRIND prototypes.

  • Modernisation and new development

    2000
    Development of the first ROTOLINE prototypes. New main shareholder of Ewag AG: Körber Schleifring, Hamburg.

    2001
    Deliveries of the first EASYGRIND and ROTOLINE.

    2007
    Further development of the EASYGRIND with a pallet system and robot. Delivery of the 3000th WS11 as Special Golden Edition at EMO. Presentation of the COMPACT LINE at EMO. 2008 Modernisation of the WS11 and WS11-SP.

    2010
    Presentation of the newly developed INSERT LINE and LASER LINE at the demo days at the Ewag premises in Etziken.

  • 2010

    Collaboration with our sister company Walter Maschinenbau GmbH, Germany is intensified, to enable us to offer our customers a complete range of tool machining services in future.


    Grinding, eroding, laser machining, measuring, software and services from a single source!

  • Complete solutions as system supplier

    2010
    The collaboration with our sister company WALTER MASCHINENBAU, Tübingen, Germany, is intensified, so that we can offer our customers a complete range of products and services for tool machining. Grinding, eroding, lasering, measuring, software and services from a single source!

  • 2011 until today

    The Schleifring Group becomes the UNITED GRINDING Group (2013).

    The new machine design of the UNITED GRINDING Group will be presented at the EMO in Hanover (2013).

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