See Big Millturns Machining in Michigan
The new Autania “Tec Center” in Wixom enables shops to see and test large multitasking machines from Austria-based WFL, as well as grinding and spline-rolling equipment from other Autania AG member companies.
Until recently, U.S. shops interested in seeing large WFL turn-mills in action (the company refers to them as “millturns”) essentially had two options. The first would be to have a WFL rep set up a visit with an existing user here in the States to see how that shop is using the technology. The second was to fly to Austria to see machines at the company’s global headquarters in Linz. (I’ve been there, and in my mind that isn’t all that bad an option...)
Nonetheless, now there’s a third, perhaps more convenient, option for shops in the States. The new Autania “Tec Center” in Wixom, Michigan, has two WFL machines that customers can learn more about and arrange to have demo parts produced. (Autania AG is a holding company with several European machine tool OEM member companies having diverse technology offerings. WFL is one of these companies, and moved its U.S. offices to this new tech center in Wixom from its previous location in nearby Novi.)