Formteknik, headquartered in Anderstorp, Sweden, is the world’s leading supplier of system solutions in the medical technology and packaging industries. From design to turnkey injection molding solutions for high-volume production, Formteknik has a proven track record in delivering world-class products and services. The success story is due to their unique approach that focuses on metrology, which is at the heart of the production process and where WENZEL CMM’s play and important role.
Lars Andersson, Production Manager at Formteknik, says: “Without the measuring machines, our production would come to a standstill. We work in segments where our customers expect the highest possible quality, and there’s simply no room for error.”
This unwavering commitment to quality is evident in every aspect of Formteknik’s operation, from its state-of-the-art facilities to its talented and dedicated employees.
One of the ways Formteknik attracts and retains top talent is by offering a unique and supportive work environment. “We don’t just sit around and complain about the lack of technicians or workers in general,” Lars explains. “Instead, we actively seek out talented and dedicated employees and then help them develop their skills and grow their careers within our company.”
TOP TALENTS & TOP COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE
Lina Persson is one of those success stories. The 25-year-old metrology technician, who has worked for the company for three years, began her career at an industrial school, where she learned how to operate CNC machines. After gaining experience in metrology, she jumped at the opportunity to join Formteknik, citing the company’s potential for growth and development as the main reason for her decision. “Formteknik cares about its employees and is always looking for ways to improve and innovate,” Lina said. “Working with WENZEL and Quartis measurement software has been an incredible opportunity to improve my skills and contribute to a dynamic and exciting field.”
Lina wants to encourage more young people to explore the world of metrology. “If you like to take on challenges and solve complex problems, then metrology is for you,” she says. “There are endless opportunities to develop and grow in this field, and I can see myself working in metrology for many years to come.”
Alongside Lina, Markus Norrman, who has been with the company for almost 20 years, works in Formteknik’s metrology team. He started out in production and gradually got more and more involved with metrology, so he soon became fascinated with the intricacies of the field. “I love experimenting with software and learning new things every day,” Markus explains. “It’s incredibly satisfying to tackle a big challenge with my team and find innovative solutions using cutting-edge technology.”
LH SERIES ADVANTAGES
- Long-term, mechanical accuracy.
- Low cost of ownership.
- Flexibility – tailored solution for your needs.
- Sensor choices to suit your application.
- Easy to use and easy to service.
STRONG PARTNERS & STRONG MEASUREMENT SOFTWARE
Both Lina and Markus agree that working with WENZEL and Quartis has made their work much easier, mainly due to the user-friendly interface of the software. Markus also praises the responsiveness of the WENZEL Group, who has always been courteous and quick to address any concerns.
Formteknik is looking to the future and striving to remain at the forefront of measurement technology. Markus mentions automated measurement and more efficient measurement of round details as two of the key challenges the company is currently working to overcome. In the meantime, Lars emphasizes the importance of establishing a strong presence throughout Europe, with a focus on leveraging the expertise of partners like Ravema to streamline the production process and ensure continued success for years to come, “Ravema is truly a unique partner. Ravema’s expertise and the fact that they can also support their partners with advanced training and tasks in production and metrology is something very special. I would say no other supplier can match that,” says Lars.
METROLOGY AT THE HEART OF WENZEL AMERICA
With the LH Compact CMM, our customers like Formteknik benefit from an extremely functional, effective and flexible measuring machine that is not only reliable, but also easy to operate. The success of our compact CMMs is due to the quality mechanical engineering, industry-leading software, critical accessory options and a comprehensive service package.
WENZEL America offers software and hardware training to ensure teams work with confidence and ease. No matter which software you choose to integrate with your new WENZEL cmm we can help your team get up to speed.
The LH Compact CMM is a flexible measuring instrument for a wide range of applications across a number of industries. Contact us for more information or visit our website.