Innovation of tomorrow, inspiration for today
Staying ahead by always going the extra mile. Based on that philosophy, Ter Hoek produces precision components for the high-tech manufacturing industry.
We support customers in developing high-quality, custom solutions that can then be series-produced with unparalleled accuracy. That is what makes us one of a kind. It is in that combination of innovative customization and repeated precision that we find our passion. Inspired by tomorrow’s innovation, each and every day.
That starts with understanding the customer’s question. We go in depth, think strategically with you and deliver custom work.
And as soon as we know the most suitable solution, you as a customer can rely on our extreme precision when it comes to series production. Even for quantities of thousands of units we guarantee a very high level of process reliability.
Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is a form of material processing EDM can be used on any material, as long as it is electrically conductive. The hardness of the material is not a factor.
Consistent quality in the smallest size
One of the major advantages of wire EDM is the constant quality for materials down to the smallest of dimensions. EDM is a process that does not use rotating parts. This makes it possible to create continuous contours with sharp internal angles.
As an innovative manufacturer of precision components, Ter Hoek specializes in numerous applications based on EDM. Depending on the desired process a choice is made between wire EDM, die sinking, micro EDM milling and hole-drilling EDM or a combination of various applications.
Extreme precision for nearly any material
Using Laser MicroJet a laser beam is captured in a water jet. This creates a ‘pillar’ of laser energy. Where traditional laser cutting can only be applied to flat surfaces, LMJ offers new possibilities for cutting into three-dimensional objects. Using a laser diameter starting at 30 microns perpendicular cutting edges are created.
This revolutionary technology can be used with most materials: from conductive and semi-conductive metals and ceramic to even insulators such as diamond, plastics and composite material.
Precision Electro Chemical Machining (PECM)
PECM is a new, highly advanced technique which brings new possibilities in extreme accurate machining from products. The big advantage of PECM is that there is almost no wear of the electrode. With one tool you can make very large series of products with the exact the same accuracy. Workpieces are machined on micron level, which makes it possible to get tolerances of 2 micron and a surface roughness of 0.03 Ra. This in combination with the relative high process speed makes PECM outstanding for producing large series of extreme accurate parts.
Ter Hoek is the PEM Application Center for the Benelux for the company PEMTec in Germany.