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PLUSDUR achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

PLUSDUR has achieved recently the ISO 9001:2008 certificate, which recognizes the process quality management system in the company and validates it as a high quality supplier for the most challenging markets worldwide. This certificate has been issued after a comprehensive audit performed in its facilities in Barcelona by the prestigious company TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH. PLUSDUR, manufacturer of tungsten carbide and steel punches, market leader in Spain, continues its internationalisation process, providing itself the necessary tools to reinforce its position where it is already present and to achieve new markets where it was not possible to enter yet. 




ISO certification

TEMSA renews ISO 9001:2008 Certification

TEMSA has renewed once again its ISO 9001:2008 certification, issued by the prestigious company TÜV Reihnland Cert GmbH, after a comprehensive audit performed on its production facilities, in Barcelona. The ISO 9001:2008 is the world’s highest recognition for meeting manufacturing and service standards of excellence. TEMSA, as a manufacturer of carbide tooling for cold forging and sintering, and a key supplier of the most important companies in the automotive industry, has received this reward that compensates its efforts for meeting and exceeding the most demanding quality standards, and positions itself as a reliable and long-term partner in the industry.
ISO 9001:2008 TEMSA


TEMSA purchases a new CMM Mitutyo Crysta Apex S

TEMSA has purchased a new coordinate-measuring machine Mitutoyo Crysta Apex S to be used exclusively by the erosion and HSC departments. This new acquisition is aimed to improve the pre-setting of the tools to be processed there, since EDM, Wire EDM and HSC are the most important among the manufacturing processes in TEMSA.

The increasing relevance of TEMSA in the powder metallurgical market and the rising complexity of the tools for cold forming makes necessary to apply thorough controls even between intermediate processes. Thus, together with our EROWA system high reliable and standardized measurements will be performed in a very fast and agile way.

The Mitutyo Crysta Apex S is a high precision device (in the range of 1.7µm) and is able to correct temperature variations between 16° and 26°. In addition to point-to-point measurement, the MPP-310Q and Mitutoyo Laser probes provide a contact/non-contact scanning function.

This device, together with the last acquisitions accomplished during the last 2 years have completely renovated the most important department in TEMSA – Erosions and HSC – in each of its machines. This prepares TEMSA to respond with high flexibility and quality to the most challenging markets and clients.

CMM Mitutyo Crysta Apex S

Successful first participation in the EPMA exhibition

TEMSA is very satisfied how things have gone during its first participation in the exhibition organized by the European Powder Metallurgy Association. During 3 days technicians and senior managers of the main PM parts manufacturers in Europe visited our booth to get to know more about what TEMSA has to offer.

The fact that the event was high technical in nature made that the attendees were qualitatively very remarkable also, since most of the visitors were decision-makers. Thus, in this exhibition the most important actors in the PM market were present: from powder, presses and tooling manufacturers to other suppliers of vital auxiliary services, such as measurement devices or the fixation system manufacturer EROWA (which is extensively utilized by TEMSA).

This exhibition and the next to come represent a logical continuation of the diversification strategy of TEMSA in the PM market, where it is achieving step by step a world player role.


TEMSA appears in the Fastener + Fixing Magazine

TEMSA appears once again in the Fastener + Fixing Magazine. This time the acquisition of PLUSDUR has called the attention of the popular magazine and has published an article for its issue 94 July, 2015.

Fastener + Fixing Magazine is a world leader in the fasteners industry and published the most relevant news of the market, and so has decided to publish the acquisition of PLUSDUR by TEMSA in the special issue of Dies + punches, since it means the origin of a key global player in the cold formed fastener industry.

The resulting group enjoys of significant synergies and covers the whole range of products for the cold forming industry: from dies to punches and ejectors, either rounded or non-rounded internal and external profiles, thanks to the flexibility of PLUSDUR and the powerful erosion and CNC grinding departments of TEMSA.

TEMSA publishes a new catalogue for Open Dies

TEMSA has published a new catalogue for open dies due to the high demand observed lately, both for the manufacture and the design of the tools.

The main goal of this catalogue is basically to broaden the knowledge of this product among the current partners of TEMSA. On the other hand it tries to inspire and encourage those ones who currently do not have enough know-how in this technology so they ask TEMSA for help if they feel this drawback is insurmountable in order to improve their product range.

TEMSA has significantly increased the production of open dies, since the segments of TEMSA are independent and interchangeable between each other and this is a plus for the technicians.

This catalogue was first introduced at the Fastener Fair 2015 in Stuttgart and it was very well received. The open dies are going to be considered, together with the popular catalogue of TEMSA Extrusion dies the flagship of the cold forming tooling by TEMSA.


TEMSA purchases a new wire EDM machine AC Progress VP2

TEMSA goes on with new purchases. This time it has been a new AC Progress VP2, like the last machine, as well from the swiss company GF Machining Solutions. This machine will strengthen the Wire EDM department, becoming the 5th machine working in it.

AC Progress VP2 represents another step forward to improve productivity in the high-value processes. The key point of this machine are similar to other machines with AGIE technology: maximum precision, high quality surface finish and perfect repeatability. In addition this machine offers the advantage of using 2 different wires on a single-wire system, also called Duo TEC technologies, which allows save time and wire cost.

This new acquisition together with the new hole drilling EDM, TEMSA will reinforce all departments working in high-value process with up-market machinery: HSC, inner grinding, Spark EDM and Wire EDM. TEMSA gets so ready for the new challenges coming.

AC Progress VP2

AC Progress VP2

TEMSA takes part in the Fastener Fair 2015 Exhibition in Stuttgart

TEMSA, as a worldwide key player in the cold forming industry, is going to take part in the Fastener Fair exhibition that will take place in Stuttgart during March, 10th-12th 2015. The Fastener Fair has consistently increase its number of both exhibitors and visitors, gaining so a place in the biennial agenda in the sector.

As a highly specific fair, actors from all levels of the fastener market will gather together for some days: tooling and machine manufacturers, cold formers, distributors and auxiliary companies. It will be a great occasion to make new contacts within this dynamic and challenging sector.

You will find TEMSA in the Hall 8, Stand S25, you are very welcome to visit us!

TEMSA Fastener Fair

International Conference May 5th – 6th 2015. New Developments in Forging Technology

The International Conference “New Developments in Forging Technology” is organised every second year in collaboration with the Forschungsgesellschaft Umformtechnik mbH Stuttgart (FGU). About 250 engineers from commercial companies and universities are expected to attend this conference. During both days of the conference attendees will have the opportunity to join the dispute regarding the state of the art and future tendencies in bulk metal forming and to give impact on future public research- and specific development activities as well. German and foreign experts from universities and industry will present papers. Thus an adequate mix of theory and technical know-how will be provided.

On 5th and 6th May 2015, the Institute for Metal Forming Technology (IFU) Stuttgart/Germany welcomes managers, executives and scientists to join the International Conferences “New Developments in Forging Technology 2015″. During conference issues und contributions regarding new concepts of tools, manufacturing systems and production equipment will be discussed.

The presentations will be held in English or German with simultaneous translations. The conference proceedings are published in English and German language as well.

Topics in 2015
- Strategic opening lectures
- Process simulation, damage, failures in forging
- Materials, heat treatment and microstructure evolution
- Control loops in forging technology
- Die technology and process engineering
- Analysis of products and future prospectives in cold forging

Program overview

Monday, May 4th – Prior to Conference

- Plant tours to forging companies
- IFU-Welcome venue
- Guided tours through the Institute for Metal Forming
- Demonstrations at the IFU-laboratory
Tuesday, May 5th – 1st Day of the Conference
- Strategic opening presentations
- Industrial and scientific lectures
- Exhibition
- Gala dinner

Wednesday, May 6th – 2nd Day of the Conference

- Industrial and scientific lectures
- Exhibition
- Overview of research activities at Metal Forming Institutes in Germany (AGU)

Conference in Forging Technology

TEMSA in the Packaging Europe magazine

The magazine Packaging Europe has done a report about TEMSA for the last number of 2014.

Packaging Europe is there reference in the packaging market in Europe. For this edition, Packaging Europe hast been spoken to TEMSA to learn about the success of her current operations and plans for investment and growth as well as the production process developments accomplished during last years and still ongoing.

TEMSA has grown spectacularly in the aluminium packaging market, both for aerosols and collapsible tubes. Packaging Europe has decided to covered it and to present this more and more important actor in the packaging market to its readers

With about 75.000 buyers and more than 450.000 readers, Packaging Europe is the leading information supplier for and about the European packaging industry and the best place to know what is going on in the European market

The online magazine can be downloaded here.