We are the Swiss market and technology leader in the design, production and distribution of additively manufactured products. Our focus is additive technologies in our service.

Our customers include over 300 industrial customers in Switzerland and abroad. We offer a wide range of technologies such as selective laser sintering in plastic and metal, vacuum casting, stereolithography, vacuum differential pressure and many more.

Additive manufacturing technologies (AM Additive Manufacturing) are now developing at an impressive speed. By working closely with the development and research department of inspire AG, we create the ideal combination between research and practice.


The UNITED GRINDING Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of precision machines for grinding, eroding, laser, measuring and combination machining with a turnover of around 700 million euros. With around 2,500 employees at more than 20 production, service and sales locations, the Group has a customer-oriented and efficient organization.

With its eight company brands MÄGERLE, BLOHM, JUNG, STUDER, SCHAUDT, MIKROSA, WALTER and EWAG UNITED GRINDING offers a broad application knowledge, an extensive product portfolio and a complete array of services for surface and profile grinding, cylindrical grinding and tool machining.

The tradition of the group companies goes back more than one hundred years, during which more than 150,000 machines were manufactured and delivered throughout the world. This longstanding experience and broad technological expertise make the UNITED GRINDING Group a reliable and competent solution provider for complex manufacturing tasks.

The innovative technologies of the companies in the UNITED GRINDING Group have a broad range of applications, from single part production to mass production, from small businesses to large corporations, and are used in a wide range of industries. The primary focus is on automotive suppliers, medicine, aerospace, tools, tool and mould making, transport & heavy industry, machine building, energy and precision mechanics.

Our top priority in all that we do is to contribute to our customers' success.

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Center of Excellence in Additive Manufacturing. Find out more about our company and services.

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Our materials

Our proximity to research and development enables exceptional performance - more specifically, our customers, for example, benefit from a wide range of materials.

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The technologies

The use and further development of additive manufacturing processes, known as Layer Manufacturing Technologies, are among the core competences of the Institute.

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From development, planning and data preparation to in-house production, through our extensive know-how, the use of innovative technologies and with high precision, we offer you vast opportunities in the implementation of your ideas.

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