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09/09/22
Corporate Citizenship

Score Goals! Prevent Goals!

Handball Bundesliga team TUSSIES Metzingen, Germany, starts the new season tomorrow, Saturday, September 10. RAMPF-sponsored players Lea Schüpbach and Lena Degenhardt will contribute to the team's success at the back and front of the…

08/22/22
Corporate Citizenship Sustainability

Committed To Environmental Protection

Third Pond Clean-Up Day at RAMPF USA in Wixom, MI

08/11/22
Machine beds & components

Biking For A Good Cause

Charity event „Tour de Kreisle” – 60 cyclists ride almost 400 kilometers in five days to collect donations for the hospice association in Göppingen. RAMPF Machine Systems is one of the many companies in the region that made a donation.

07/11/22
Career

Professional Development – A Rewarding Investment for Company & Employee

Although Svenja Grübl and Luca Barth have had very different professional careers, they have one thing in common: they like to learn new things. In terms of professional life, this means not being content with the knowledge gained in their…

06/09/22
Corporate Citizenship

Firm Footing In Life

The RAMPF Production Systems Works Council and staff donate 1,200 euros to the EIGEN-SINN workshop in Freudenstadt, Germany.

05/16/22
Corporate Citizenship

Thank You, Marli!

One of Germany's best handball players is ending her career. Marlene Kalf and RAMPF CEOs Matthias and Michael Rampf come together to look back on the impressive career of the captain of the TUSSIES Metzingen Bundesliga team and her…

02/24/22
Corporate Citizenship

A Clever Little Owl

Wangen public library, near the German town of Göppingen, now boasts a new attraction – a “Luka Reading Island”. RAMPF Machine Systems and a number of other local donors helped fund this new acquisition for the benefit of library users young…

01/26/22
Career, Corporate Citizenship

Channeling emotion to achieve top performances

Anybody growing up in Niederwürzbach is destined to become a professional handball player. Okay, so it is not quite as simple as that – but Björn Zintel’s dream has certainly come true. Sponsored by RAMPF, Björn plays for Bundesliga team HBW…

01/17/22
Career

RAMPF goes international – Studying in Scotland!

Getting to know a new culture, exploring picturesque landscapes, taking informative lectures – Franziska Weiß spends the fourth semester of her dual bachelor's degree in business administration at Edinburgh Napier University.

12/22/21
Board Materials, Close Contour Products, Machine beds & components, Career, Sustainability

Environmental Champion

The renowned F.A.Z-Institute recognizes RAMPF Group’s efforts to reduce waste and neutralize climate emissions.

12/14/21
Corporate Citizenship, Career

Friends For Life

RAMPF employee Edvina Smarsly donates bone marrow to the German Bone Marrow Donor Center (DKMS) – and saves the life of blood cancer patient Ümmü Turgut.

12/07/21
Close Contour Products

An Innovative Concept

The Lincoln Anniversary Concept Vehicle takes center stage at the prestigious Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach, CA.

11/28/21
Corporate Citizenship, Career

Olé! Spain, Here We come!

RAMPF-sponsored handball aces Marlene Kalf and Lena Degenhardt are playing for the German national team at the Handball World Cup. We talked to the world-class athletes about their expectations on the tournament.

11/17/21
Corporate Citizenship, Career

Biking For The Planet

“Stadtradeln” competition – 29 RAMPF employees cycle 3,595 miles to save 850 kilograms of CO2

10/27/21
Career

Successful Career Start

Young RAMPF talents immerse themselves in the exciting world of our international Group of companies with motivated trainers and helpful mentors accompanying them.

10/12/21
Machine beds & components

Mineral Casting for Industrial Applications – Part 2

Mineral casting and ultra-high performance concrete from RAMPF are found everywhere in mechanical engineeMineral casting and ultra-high performance concrete from RAMPF are found everywhere in mechanical engineering – including in solar…

10/06/21
Dispensing Systems & Robots, Adhesives

RAMPF and the new Volkswagen ID.3 – a firm bond

RAMPF Production Systems is working closely with Volkswagen, supplying the bonding technology for its new electric car model

08/25/21
Career, Adhesives, Electro Casting Resins, Liquid Systems, Engineering Casting Resins, Sealing Systems

Better and Faster Customer Service

The cloud-based customer and service portal "Project Cockpit" from RAMPF Production Systems provides all the relevant information on machines and systems centrally on one platform and in real time. This has significantly increased the…

08/01/21
Machine beds & components

Mineral Casting for industrial applications – Part 1

Since the end of the 1990s, alternative machine bed materials such as EPUMENT® mineral casting and EPUDUR ultra-high performance concrete have become increasingly important in mechanical engineering and dynamic production technology. We will…

05/10/21
Machine beds & components

How to (2) – Mineral Casting Components with Maximum Precision

Machine tools and production machines in the semiconductor, laser, medical, and packaging industries carry out high-precision processes. For this, the individual components of the machine must be perfectly assembled with the machine bed or…

04/20/21
Machine beds & components

How to (1) – Manufacturing Mineral Casting Components

From producing the casting mold to mixing the mineral casting ingredients to painting the finished part – here is the exciting story of how a high-tech machine component made of EPUMENT® mineral casting from RAMPF Machine Systems is…

03/25/21
Career, Corporate Citizenship

No Time for the Lockdown Blues

Comedian meets entrepreneur – Helge Thun and Michael Rampf on how corona has accelerated digitization and the importance of creativity and spontaneity

03/18/21
Engineering Casting Resins, Board Materials, Sealing Systems, Electro Casting Resins, Adhesives, Sustainability

„It is all about upcycling“

RAMPF Eco Solutions is a true pioneer of polyurethane recycling. CEO Matthias Rampf and Sales & Marketing Manager Marco Werth explain how the company extracts high-quality recycling polyols from used mattresses, furniture, or car seats – and…

03/10/21
Sustainability

„Product responsibility over the entire life cycle“

Interview with Klaus Junginger, CEO of the Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes (FSK), on polyurethane recycling

03/01/21
Machine beds & components

An Ultra-Stable Combination

The filling of steel and cast structures with epoxy resin-bonded mineral casting is a well-established technique. More than that, machine bed assemblies are increasingly being designed as hybrid structures from the outset – using EPUFILL…

02/07/21
Liquid Systems

A Piece of Tropical Paradise

You can bring the feeling of serenity and tranquility of the Hawaiian Islands to your home – thanks to the renowned artist Doug Bolly, the modelling experts from White Sword Theming, and a high-performance polyurethane resin from RAMPF USA.

12/27/20

Handball Talk at RAMPF

RAMPF trainee Lena Degenhardt, handball professional at the Bundesliga club TUSSIES Metzingen, meets Mike Jensen, goalkeeper from handball Bundesliga club HBW Balingen-Weilstetten

12/01/20
Close Contour Products, Liquid Systems, Board Materials

Every Crisis Creates Opportunities

Denny Foehn, Director of Sales & Marketing at RAMPF Tooling Solutions, talks about the effects of the corona pandemic on the world's largest board material producer

11/12/20
Machine beds & components

Bonding Pebbles

Leading mechanical engineers use mineral casting for constructing their machine base. Why? Dr. Thomas Abel, Director of Laboratory at RAMPF Machine Systems, knows the answer

11/09/20
Dispensing Systems & Robots

Higher dispensing speeds. Shorter lead times. Same top quality.

FlexSpeed dispensing robots from RAMPF Production Systems dispense slowly around corners and speed along straight sections

10/18/20

Politics and Business in Dialogue

Member of the Baden-Württemberg state parliament Rudi Fischer and the RAMPF management team discuss globalization, the innovative strength of small and medium-sized companies, and the economic consequences of the corona pandemic.

10/12/20
Sealing Systems, Adhesives

Our Expertise for Your Home

The household appliances industry a fiercely competitive global business. Find out how sealing systems from RAMPF Polymer Solutions provide your products with a vital advantage!

09/21/20
Machine beds & components

Climate-controlled Precision Grinding

RAMPF Machine Systems has taken grinding into its own hands with its very own Precision Grinding Center, offering a complete service for high-precision machine components made of mineral casting, ultra-high performance concrete, gray cast…

08/18/20
Dispensing Systems & Robots, Career

Welcome to the Future Forge

Trainees at RAMPF Production Systems have a bright future (part 2)

Gruppenfoto neue RAMPF Azubis 2019
08/04/20
Dispensing Systems & Robots, Career

Dedicated Talents for Mechatronics, Product Design, and the Office

Trainees at RAMPF Production Systems have a bright future ahead (part 1)

05/17/20

Domestic Sourcing – Supply Security in Times of Crisis

The best technology is only of use if it is available just in time, i.e. at the desired time, in the required quality, and in sufficient quantity. RAMPF Machine Systems ensures this with five production plants on three continents, a…

03/25/20

Professional Sports in Times of Corona

We spoke to German handball international Marlene Zapf and RAMPF patronage player – via phone, of course – and asked her how she is dealing with the situation.

03/17/20

Close Connection – Sealing Systems and Door Modules

Moisture outside the car is OK, but inside it‘s a no go. That is why vehicles must be reliably sealed. In door modules, high-performance sealing foams from RAMPF Polymer Solutions fulfil this important tasks realiably and in the long term.

02/11/20

Technological Marvel Meets Paintbrush – Picasso Would Be Jealous!

It is a technical and architectural masterpiece. Now, the thyssenkrupp test tower in Rottweil also served as an artistic inspiration for the employees of RAMPF Production Systems.

02/02/20

Mineral Casting – More Than Just The Right Ingredients!

Specially selected stones and minerals, together with high-quality binding agents based on epoxy resin, pave the way for machine beds and machine bed components with impressive technical and ecological properties, a wide variety of design…

01/19/20

Rigorous Examination!

UL 50, UL 50E, UL 94 – What do these certificates mean and why are they important for sealing foams?

01/14/20

Strong Bonds – Without Solvents!

RAMPF Polymer Solutions develops and produces adhesive systems that are free of NMP and NEP. This is good both for the health of its employees and the environment.

01/08/20

Strong partners for the household appliance industry

Reliable two-component bonding of oven control panels with Openair-Plasma®

12/03/19

Sealing, Bonding. Casting. At the Speed of Light.

Faster than ever before – RAMPF's new modular microwave technology RAKU® Microwave Curing achieves ultra-fast curing and processing times when mixing and dispensing sealing systems, adhesives, and casting resins.

12/01/19

It’s all in the name

Ultra-high performance concrete made by RAMPF lives up to its description. EPUDUR is the go-to material for large, heavy machine beds and machine bed components in highly dynamic mechanical engineering applications.

11/28/19

Mixing. Brushing. Coupling. Casting. Tamping. Or laminating.

This blog post shows you what the lay-up method is and the benefits it offers.

11/19/19

Creating new things together!

Trainee Leonie Albrecht reports on the RAMPF Trainee Days 2019 in Zimmern ob Rottweil

09/30/19

Stay Cool

Innovative casting systems – and especially their thermal conductivity – are crucial for the performance of electrical and electronic components. We explain why – and how you can get your free ticket for the productronica trade fair from…

09/26/19

RAMPF at Filtech 2019

Reactive resins and production systems with integrated dispensing technology: At Filtech 2019, the international RAMPF Group is presenting innovative solutions and products for the filter industry. Get your free ticket now!

09/25/19

A World of Pioneers – RAMPF at K 2019!

Sealing systems, adhesives, and heavy-duty elastomers are the focus of RAMPF Polymer Solutions at this year's K trade fair in Düsseldorf. Get your free ticket now!

09/11/19

It’s All About Casting

Casting methods with RAKU® TOOL casting resins.

08/21/19

Let The Games Begin

The upcoming Handball Bundesliga season promises to be a very special one for RAMPF. The company is supporting three teams in Germany’s top divisions. In the men’s Liqui Moly Bundesliga, RAMPF is supporting Frisch Auf Göppingen and HBW. In…

08/12/19

Mineral Casting – A Brief History

Whether as a solid basis for machine bed components or as a vibration-damping machine base – mineral casting is an indispensable part of mechanical engineering.

08/05/19

Polyurethane for Gigantic Construction Project

High-performance precision molds made of polyurethane, developed by RAMPF Polymer Solutions and WASA Compound GmbH & Co. KG, play an important role in the gigantic railway project Crossrail in London. Find out more about the project and how…

07/24/19

Bonding with hybrid adhesives

Vibrations, shocks, temperature fluctuations: bonded components are exposed to numerous stresses. That is why hybrid adhesives are used more and more often – including one-component systems from RAMPF Polymer Solutions.

07/21/19

RAMPF meets Hollywood

A Henkel Adhesive Technologies film shot at RAMPF Production Systems provides the perfect stage for optical bonding technology.

07/17/19

Get a grip!

Climbing is becoming ever more popular – just like the climbing grips and walls made by RAMPF in the US.

07/16/19

A Nice Place to Live

Mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, forests – Baden-Wuerttemberg has diverse landscapes, which are shown in great detail by a topography model made of polyurethane

06/18/19

New Casting System for the Sanitary Ware Industry

For casting on wet plaster. Easy to repair and grindable. User-friendly. Premium quality.

06/17/19

Indoor, Outdoor, Offshore – Control Cabinets Must Be Tightly Sealed!

Control cabinets are extremely important for modern processes and production facilities. And that is why they must be reliably protected – by high-performance sealing foams made of polyurethane and silicone.

06/04/19

Big. Bigger. PRECAST Molds.

State-of-the-art sports arena, state-of-the-art materials and processes: RAMPF Polymer Solutions and WASA Compound develop a high-performance polyurethane system for the stunning exterior of the new Puskás Ferenc Stadium in Budapest

04/14/19

Mind the Gap

In power electronics and the battery industry, gap fillers ensure that sensitive electrical/electronic components do not overheat. The thermal pastes are thus also crucial for the success of electric mobility.

04/08/19
Career

Careers at RAMPF

At RAMPF Polymer Solutions, there is a great variety of jobs, whether in the chemical or technical field. If you have the talent and the motivation, you can start and pursue a successful career.

03/14/19

Talking TUSSIES & RAMPF

„Sponsor of the Day“ – National player Marlene Zapf and Michael Rampf talk about the season of Metzingen's handball team, the development of the squad, and RAMPF's sponsoring activites

03/12/19

Everyday Life with Dispensing Technology

Waking up, doing the washing, driving your car, working, cooking dinner – nothing works without dispensing technology from RAMPF.

02/10/19

Air Filter Production with Polyurethane, Epoxy, and Silicone

What do polyurethane, epoxy, silicone, and hotmelt adhesives have to do with air filtration? Find out in RAMPF’s new blog post.

12/16/18

Sandwiches must be glued together!

Tasty? Not really. However, adhesive systems based on PU and reactive hotmelts ensure the required load bearing capacity and rigidity of sandwich panels.

12/09/18

Long-term heat resistance a key benefit

It slows down material aging processes and ensures that electrical and electronic equipment delivers a high level of performance that lasts.

11/15/18

Optimum capacity utilization

RAMPF Production Systems develops a customized production plant for the automotive supplier Continental.

11/11/18

Shapely. Practical. Close Contour Paste.

Six good reasons why to use Close Contour Paste

10/11/18

Close Contour Casting: Order it, mill it, and you’re done!

Models, molds, and tools can be produced quickly and easily using RAKU® TOOL Close Contour Casting.

10/04/18

FIPFG and FIPG are on the fast track

FIPFG and FIPG for the Automotive Industry

10/03/18

The factory of the future

EPUMENT mineral casting provides the vibration-damping basis for IoT.

08/23/18
Corporate Citizenship, Sustainability

The Golden Rule for a better society

The social project Kayak4Conservation, co-founded by RAMPF employee Tertius Kammeyer, is an inspiration to people across the globe.

08/20/18

Modeling – faster than ever! Halve your milling times.

Close Contour Casting RAKU® TOOL CC-6010 + neues Blockbuster-Fräswerkzeug = Signifikante Fräszeit-Reduzierung

08/20/18

Maximizing customer benefits in the scorching heat

RAMPF Eco Solutions installs a multifunctional plant for manufacturing polyols with temperatures soaring to a maximum of 126 °F.

08/09/18

The Lions are back.

They mysteriously disappeared and were never to be found again. But now the eight lions that once graced the ionic Amstel hotel in Amsterdam are back.

07/22/18

Simply mill it and you’re done!

Bonding, processing, and machining of boards

05/01/18

Electrifying the automotive industry

The complete electrification of drives is an emerging trend. This isn’t just the case for cars, but also bicycles, buses, and trucks

10/03/17

Revolutionizing the shoe industry with dispensing technology

Liquid Factory from Reebok is an innovation that could fundamentally change shoe production. The international sportswear giant has used innovative dispensing technology from RAMPF to produce a high-performance sports shoe from 3D drawings.

08/31/17
Career

Living and working where others go on vacation

The Rottweil district is located between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb. This means nature at its very best – but that’s only the start.

07/23/17

Industry 4.0 – when machine beds “have their say”

Ever faster, ever more dynamic, ever more precise – cutting-edge production technology has to meet requirements that are increasing rapidly.

10/02/16

Composites on the edge – Callaway puts its faith in RAMPF

Carbon is everywhere in the new Corvette C7 GT3-R from Callaway Competition – also thanks to RAMPF Tooling Solutions and its lightweight construction solutions for composites. The Callaway Competition Corvette C7 GT3-R is ready for the new…

04/28/16

Mold engineering made in Germany – Close Contour Casting now also for NAFTA markets

Transatlantic technology transfer: The U.S. subsidiary RAMPF Group, Inc. now supplies the RAKU® TOOL Close Contour Casting technology for mold engineering developed and perfected by RAMPF Tooling Solutions in Germany.