interview with the president of KERN Precision, Toni Mangold
What are your biggest day to day challenges?
We hardly have “typical” challenges – usually all our challenges are one of its kind, because we have so many different customers with so many different applications – like research, tool manufacturing, defense, automotive, medical and dental supplies as well as high frequency technology and jewelry – only to name a few.
Probably our biggest challenge is to keep pushing the limits of what is possible when it comes to high accuracy milling. We specialize in working with very precise tolerances – 5 microns and below. One microns equals 3.93701e-5 inch! More than a decade ago we drilled a hole through a human hair just to prove it is possible. A couple of weeks ago we engraved “KERN” into a hair.