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In 2016 TwentySeven was established as an individual department of Thürmer Tools to focus on the company's effort within additive manufacturing. From the beginning it was clear that 3D printing technology and digital manufacturing would play a key role in the future scenario of industrial production worldwide. From that acknowledgment came the decision in early 2017 establish TwentySeven as an independent company that facilitates Denmark and the Nordic countries in becoming a leading force in manufacturing technology of the future. At TwentySeven we feel it is our duty to put our knowledge and experience at the service of the North European countries and help businesses to implement their strategies within this emerging technology. In that way we help businesses to be competitive and to thrive in a world of exponential change.
It all began with Fritz Carl August Frantz Thürmer who in 1898 invented the square cutting die and was awarded Danish Patent no. 908 for the invention. Based on the patent he established his own factory Thürmer & Co in Copenhagen and in the years to come a range of inventions mainly related to thread cutting tools were conceived and patented by Fritz Thürmer. Before the terms “disruption” and “innovation” were known, Fritz Thürmer single-handed revolutionized the production of the external thread thereby disrupting the thread cutting industry with his innovative solutions.
The fourth generation of owner-managers, Erick Thürmer, joined the family business in 2003. Erick Thürmer began working with metal additive manufacturing in 2013 and already in 2014 Thürmer Tools applied for their first patent directed to a thread cutting tap having new features and new functionality, which is only obtainable with a 3D metal printer. The overwhelming attention has catapulted Thürmer Tools from the purchaser level to the CEO level of their customers.