The Bavarian Forest was Germany’s first national park, established in October 1970, and it remains a pristine ‘ecosystem’ covering nearly 100 square miles.  In the Forest, nature remains undisturbed, but the region also is home to a number of specialty manufacturers adopting and advancing high technology to produce high-value parts and materials.  One of these is Sinnotech GmbH, in Neuschoenau, a manufacturer of precision parts as prototypes and in high volumes, for automotive suppliers and manufacturers.

Peter Simmet started the business 25 years ago, mainly supplying Bavarian automotive tier-one suppliers and the energy industry. Now, with his son Florian Simmet as owner and managing director, Sinnotech’s strength is its ability to deliver small, precision parts quickly, whether as prototypes or in series production.

Sinnotech’s ability to diversify is due mainly to its use of DP Technology Corp.’s Esprit CAM software to program its manufacturing processes, Simmet explained.

The Esprit system is a high-performance programming tool for any CNC machine. Its full-spectrum functionality includes programming for 2- to 5-axis milling, 2- to 22-axis turning, 2- to 5-axis wire EDM, multitasking mill-turn machining, and B-axis machine tools. It’s a CAM tool that can streamline operations by giving CNC programmers an extensive suite of machining cycles, comprehensive tool control, and capacity, to support the demands of an entire shop.

Sinnotech uses Esprit for a range of machining processes, including turning, milling up to three axes simultaneously, and multi-tasking. It also uses the software to drive different brands of CNC machining centers with equal effectiveness, including machines designed by Okuma, Traub and DMG Mori Seiki.