FOUNDED IN A BARN
Gerrit ter Hoek founded his company Ter Hoek spark erosion. A barn at his home is converted into a manufacturing facility with wire EDM machines.
TOGETHER WE STAND STRONG
With already three permanent employees, the company moves to a new-build location in an industrial park.
TÜV (TECHNICAL INSPECTION AGENCY) ISO CERTIFIED
We work on our accuracy and obtain ISO 9001 certification.
With 19 employees, we move to a new location at Propaanstraat 1 in Rijssen. We also have other techniques such as die-sinking and hole-drilling EDM.
NEW TECHNOLOGY: LASER MICROJET
The innovative Laser MicroJet technology offers us even more possibilities to machine new materials with great precision.
We have grown to 30 employees. Accuracy is also immensely improved, with the AS9100 standard (aviation) as the perfect culmination.
We are celebrating our 25th anniversary. And have a new, clear strategy: "Innovation of tomorrow as inspiration for today".
NEW TECHNOLOGY: PECM
With Precision Electro Chemical Machining (PECM), we are once again bringing in new technology. The electrical voltage causes the material to dissolve in a controlled manner in an electrolyte, which conducts the electrical current.
TOOL SHOP FOR PECM
We establish an in-house tool shop that focuses specifically on making tooling for PECM.
More than 700 solar panels fill our roof and provide much of our needed power.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Willem Jan ter Hoek joins the board as CEO, and Gerrit ter Hoek becomes technical director.
EXPANSION OF MACHINERY
We expand our machine park to 16 wire EDM machines and 3 PECM machines.
A robotization cell is our next step toward 24/7 production. A Fanuc R-2000IC robot is connected to 6 wire EDM machines (see also video at the bottom of this page).
We have grown to 40 employees. Did you know that we employ 9 engineers to solve problems for the high-end manufacturing industry? Precision problems like low surface roughness (0.08 Ra), thermal stress, or high cleanliness standards.