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historical picture of the first sheet metal fabrication machine with a numerical control system from TRUMPF

The Success Story of Numerical Control

1967-1977
historical picture of the TruMatic 20 from TRUMPF

1967

The TRUMATIC 20 is a sensation in Paris

With the TRUMATIC 20, TRUMPF presents the first sheet metal processing machine with numerical continuous path control. For the first time, it enables a fully automated work process, even including the tool change. All information required to process the workpiece is stored on punched tape. The TRUMATIC 20 causes a sensation at the 11th European Machine Tool Exhibition in Paris in 1968.

historical picture of the first solid-state laser by Haas company

1971

Establishment of development department for solid-state lasers

Since the end of the 1960s, Carl Haas has been involved in laser technology. In 1971 Paul Seiler joins the company and establishes an internal development department for solid-state lasers.

historical picture of the headquarters building of TRUMPF in Ditzingen Germany

1972

TRUMPF relocates to Ditzingen

TRUMPF relocates to Ditzingen as the production conditions and transport infrastructure in Stuttgart-Weilimdorf are no longer suitable for the company. Berthold Leibinger and Hugo Schwarz acquire the shares from Christian Trumpf and are sole shareholders of TRUMPF.

There are 800 employees working for TRUMPF. The company generates sales of DM 73 million and by now has registered more than 100 patents. Virtually two thirds of production is exported to more than 100 countries.

historical picture showing the company building of TRUMPF in Japan

1977

Subsidiary in Yokohama

Berthold Leibinger, the new Chairman of the Managing Board of TRUMPF, returns from a study trip around the USA with a special item of luggage – a CO2 laser. In the same year, TRUMPF founds its subsidiary in Yokohama, Japan.

historical picture showing a worker with a deburrer
1960-1967

New Processes

historical picture showing a combined punching and laser-cutting machine of TRUMPF
1978-1984

Combining the existing with the new: Punching machines with lasers

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