Dormer Pramet has opened its Experience Centre – a brand-new, purpose-built facility that aims to bring together more than 100 years of industry knowledge to develop new materials and technologies. The Experience Centre, or XP Centre for short, is located at Dormer Pramet’s indexable production unit (PU) in Šumperk, Czech Republic. Stefan Steenstrup, Dormer Pramet president, noted the new XP Centre’s importance: “The XP Centre is very much a global facility and will be a focal point for a number of activities. It will help us to expand our knowledge in order to develop new solutions for our customers. We are very focused on certain areas of the market and have a unique position in numerous industry sectors, including railway and heavy machining. In order to keep that unique position, we need to continue to develop these areas in the future, along with our broad customer offer across all segments.”

The very core of the XP Centre is a modern testing room featuring a variety of machine tools and measuring equipment. This will allow Dormer Pramet to test the functional properties of product prototypes and verify whether the cutting tool meets expectations before being put into production.