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2016 Update

 

In September, 2017 GEHR USA made a large step in its Quality Management System by incorporating two new ISO standards, ISO 13485: Quality Management Systems for Medical Devices and ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems, to its existing Quality Management System which was Certified to ISO 9001. During April, 2018, GEHR USA successfully completed its transition from ISO 13485: 2003 to ISO 13485: 2016. One of the key updates during this transition was the use of the risk management approach within its quality management system. This, along with other updates, allow GEHR to establish and maintain effective processes which consistently produce high quality products for its customers.

DRILLING – AN ART IN ITSELF

Soft plastics set special requirements to the drilling tool

Generally speaking, twist drilling plastic material is possible and comparable to drilling metal materials. However, it is recommended to use special drills for plastics, since the thermal conductivity of plastic materials in general is worse than that of metals.

3D PRINTING: ARCHITECTURAL MODEL

Making tangible models quickly and easily using FIL-A-GEHR PLA®

Models are used to visualise project ideas in three dimensions. Thanks to 3D printing methods, 3D models, which have already been developed at the PC, can easily and quickly be transformed into physical models. This helps to make architecture more tangible, to reveal unforeseen difficulties at an early stage or to reinforce the effect of a presentation.

NEW MACHINES

More annealing ovens put into service

In the course of the last couple of months we have received several additional annealing ovens to further improve our product quality and to respond to the increasing demand. The new ovens allow us to significantly reduce the time between production and annealing.

AMUG 2018

GEHR presents filaments at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group conference and exhibition in St. Louis, MO from April 8 - 12.  During the exhibition portion of this conference we presented our FIL-A-GEHR® product line to more than 2,000 attendees from all around the world.  The conference portion of the show offered great insights into the technical advancements of the industry as well as opportunities to meet with large OEM’s and learn their requirements for entry into their applications.  We were very pleased with the response to our FIL-A-GEHR® products and the direction of this burgeoning market in the US.

 

EXPANSION OF PRODUCTION OF SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCTS

Construction of a new production hall for customised solutions

Part of our planning for the years ahead includes the building of a new production hall. In the future, we will use this additional 2,500 m² big hall for our profile and tube production. This will free up additional space which allows us to continue expanding the sheet and round rod production. Construction work has already begun. We hope to be able to use both halls for capacity expansions as of autumn 2018. At the same time, we will take this opportunity to renew part of our social rooms.

To give you a better idea of our plant and our product segments, we have produced a short video over the past few weeks.

In continuance with our vision to uphold the highest levels of quality within our company we are pleased to announce the newest quality and environmental certifications awarded to GEHR Plastics for 2017. GEHR Plastics has been awarded accreditation to ISO 13485:2003 medical device as well as ISO environmental 14001;2015. In doing so we have also increased or standard quality system to the newest ISO 9001:2015 standard. Obtaining these very high levels of certifications keeps in line with our core company vision and values of protecting our environment while holding the highest level of Quality.

Trends in and around our industry

The 5th GEHR Symposium took place on our company premises in Mannheim on May, 19th. International guests discussed central economic and current political questions with high-profile speakers, among them Peer Steinbrück.

As in previous years, with former Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl and former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher as keynote speakers, a large number of customers and business partners came to Mannheim this year, to follow the highly interesting speeches. Under the professional moderation of Mr. Siegelmann and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hölderich, this year's guests were Daniel J. Hingtgen, advisor to the US administration, Dr. Harald Lauke, BASF SE, President Advanced Materials & Systems Research and former German Federal Minister of Finance, Peer Steinbrück.

GEHR PEEK®
Material to meet highest demands

Our semi-finished products, such as round rods, sheets and hollow bars, made of GEHR PEEK® stand out for their following properties:

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