Mobile precision machining

Picum MT develops and implements mobile and highly flexible precision systems for technically demanding machining and other manufacturing processes. The system is directly attached to the component. This enables considerably leaner process chains, as e.g. the transport of the components is no longer necessary which drastically decreases processing times and costs.

On-site machining

“Machine to the workpiece” instead of “Workpiece to the machine” is the motto of Picum MT GmbH. We offer high-precision machining of large components or complex processing tasks with our mobile and flexible systems on-site. The concept of on-site machining has the potential to replace the use of conventional large machine tools and lengthy transports. This way, we accomplish a previously unfulfilled customer need in industrial production: The accuracy of a machine tool combined with the flexibility of a robot and the mobility of a drilling machine. The customer benefits from significantly lower process costs and drastically reduced lead times.

Flexibility, mobility and precision for highly complex machining processes

Modularity

Our systems are equipped with a rapid-change interface for technology modules as well as actuating and sensory elements. This enables customers to adapt our technology to their individual needs and to realize demanding manufacturing and digitizing processes as well as quality assurance in just one setup.

Milling

Mobile simultaneous 5-axis machining for all common materials – even hardened metal. The optimized machine structure and process parameters ensure high-quality result.

Additive Manufacturing

Processing heads for build-up welding with the common gas metal arc welding processes (GMAW, WAAM) as well as other laser welding processes using wire or powder.

Precision

Picum meets the highest accuracy requirements with powerful algorithms and compensation methods. We use innovative online methods in addition to standard offline compensations to handle the complex process conditions.

Mobility

The compact design of Picum systems makes the transport to the place of use easy. Starting at 150kg of weight, the base components fit on two Euro pallets and most additional equipment can be carried on two or three extra pallets in total resulting in simple handling and very low space requirements.

“Machine to component instead of component to machine.
The Picum technology combines mobility, flexibility and highest precision for on-site machining”
Dr.-Ing. Dominik Brouwer, Founder and CEO

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Fields of application & Technologies

  • Milling

  • Additive Manufacturing / Cladding / Build-up welding

  • Hardening / Grinding / Peening

  • Digitization / Quality Assurance

  • Geometry adjustments

  • Adjustments during try-out of moulds

  • Repair / Maintenance

  • Surface texturing and structuring

News & Announcements

Application report no. 2: Trim change on a forming tool

2022-03-23|

Once again, we were able to demonstrate the advantages of our innovative systems in operation at LÄPPLE Automotive. Once again, we used one of our mobile CNC machining systems for the modification of a sheet metal part of a new car model.  The task was to change the cutting contour of two structural parts by 3mm, i.e. 3mm less material would be cut off the sheets. The width of the changed area was approx. 30mm. It was necessary to adapt several sections of the transfer tool, which weighs a total of 35t, for [...]

Application report no. 1: Machining of a press tool with Picum

2022-03-16|

A mobile Picum system has once again successfully demonstrated its advantages in the machining of a press tool at our partner LÄPPLE Automotive.  Forming tools need machining not only for design modifications and repairs. This time, the goal was waste reduction. Shortening the size of the initial blank by a few millimetres has already significant ecological and economic advantages for a car sheet metal part produced in series. The use of an optimised sheet metal blank required milling on the forming tool, which weighs around 23 tonnes. Picum was ideal for this task.   The smaller [...]

Picum MT has successfully completed its project “Future Automatic Mobile Machining” funded by the European SME innovation Associate

2021-11-28|

Picum MT has successfully completed its project "Future Automatic Mobile Machining" funded by the European SME innovation Associate (H2020-INNOSUP-2018-2020 -European SME innovation Associate - pilot). At the beginning of the project, Picum’s mobile machining platform had no awareness of its surroundings other than the machined area. However, the control system needs data of its surroundings for autonomous positioning to avoid collisions. Hence, we designed a system with different sensors containing among other cameras and LIDAR scanners. We implemented this system first in a scaled down prototype, which we developed especially for the FAMM project. Its mechanical [...]

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