Inopart is one of the leading manufacturers of tooling and collets for swiss type lathes. Thanks to decades of experience and close cooperation with machine manufacturers, Inopart has become one of the top addresses for high quality solutions in the sliding headstock sector. Swiss type lathes are mainly used for high precision parts in medical, automotive, electronical and mass production processes. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? INOPART: Inopart develops solutions for customers to make them able to machine high accurate parts on sliding headstock machines. Tool holders are provided with runouts down to 3 micron and collets down until 2 micron. Inopart is a one-stop shop for swiss type tool holders and offers the biggest range of ER collet holders in the world. E.E: What’s the news for 2020 about new products? INOPART: In 2022 Inopart released the next generation of height adjustable back working tool holders. This system allows to adjust the cutting edge most accurately to the turning axis. With the new designed system, it becomes possible to reach unprecedented stability and high pressure coolant until 130bars directly to the cutting edge without any disturbing nozzles. E.E: What are the ranges of traded products? INOPART: We offer a big variety of ER collet holder like static holders, for reaming, taping, swiss type back working and many more applications. We are also well known for bar feeder collets, dead length collets, ER collets, guide bushes and many other special collets. Inopart can provide almost all solutions which are used on Swiss type lathes for clamping. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? INOPART: The sliding headstock machine market is one of the fastest growing in the field of turning and milling. Particularly the steady grow of medical components and new production possibilities of these machines lead to high increase rates of machines and needed tooling. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? INOPART: More and more operations which were not possible to fulfil on Swiss type lathes in the past, are nowadays possible to machine. Many companies trying to switch mass volumes with smaller external dimensions to Swiss type machines and this development will also continue next several years. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? INOPART: The goal of Inopart is not to supply only one innovative product line but to offer a full range for Swiss type lathes in an outstanding German quality. We differ from most of our competitors in a very large range of tooling combined with high accuracy and we offer solutions to problems where other manufacturers reach their limits. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021? INOPART: 2022 is marked by many problems in the supply chain like supply issues with material and machines. On the other hand, there are high order backlogs. The challenge until 2023 will therefore be to remain able to deliver despite difficulties in procurement.