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Precision Surfacing Solutions

An industry leader in precision surfacing solutions

Lapmaster WoltersIn today's technologically advanced world, there are a growing number of applications where conventional machining techniques just aren't accurate enough to meet precision surfacing requirements. Precision surfacing with abrasive media, a technology developed and refined by LAPMASTER WOLTERS over the past decades, can often be the answer.

 However, it takes more than the technology alone to produce precision surfacing specifications. It takes a company with extensive knowledge and experience with a broad range of materials and applications . A company capable of creating customized, turnkey precision surfacing solutions utilizing the latest conventional and superabrasive techniques. It takes LAPMASTER WOLTERS, your partner in precision surfacing technology.
 
For the last decades, industry has relied on LAPMASTER WOLTERS to solve the most challenging precision surfacing problems. With our intense experience, LAPMASTER WOLTERS has a proven history of successfully developing cost effective processing solutions for virtually any application. Whether its precision sizing, flatness, parallelism, or surface finish that's required, LAPMASTER WOLTERS has the solution!

LAPMASTER WOLTERS serves the Fine Grinding and Creep-Feed Grinding, Advanced Materials, Precision Optics, Bore Honing and Finishing, Lapping/Polishing, Deburring and Metallographic markets through an expanding network of sales and services offices located throughout the world. Sales and technical service is available either through your local LAPMASTER WOLTERS Sales Representative or through our main Sales and Technical Services Centers located in Mount Prospect, IL, Rendsburg, Germany, Plymouth, UK, Chennai, India, Tokyo, Japan and Shenyang, China. Our customer service staff is standing by to assist you. Training at one of our facilities or on-site training is also available.

History of Lapmaster:

1948 Established as division of John Crane in Chicago, IL
1954 Established Lapmaster UK
1960 Established Japanese Joint Venture
2003 Management Buyout
2004 Established Lapmaster India Chennai
2005 Established Lapmaster China Shenyang
2006 Lapmaster acquires Barnes Honing
2007 Lapmaster relocates to new facility in Mount Prospect, IL
2009 Lapmaster acquires Bates Technologies
2014 Lapmaster acquires Peter Wolters

History of Peter Wolters:

1804 Founded by Mr. Peter Wolters
1936 Beginning of the licensed production of fine grinding, lapping and polishing machines
1943 Construction and distribution of lapping and polishing machines under own direction
1961 Delivery of the first lapping machine for silicon wafers to Wacker    
1974 Foundation of PETER WOLTERS of America Inc. in Plainville near Boston (USA)
1992 Foundation of PETER WOLTERS Asia Pte. Ltd. in Singapore
1998 Foundation of PETER WOLTERS Japan K.K. in Osaka (Japan)
2004 Sale of PETER WOLTERS to Novellus Systems, The product line SpeedFam-IPEC (former Spitfire) now belongs to Peter Wolters and is renamed as SpeedFam-PW
2005 Acquisition of Swiss Voumard Machines Ca, SA
2008 Acquisition of US product line micron
2012 Sale of Novellus Systems to Lam Research, PETER WOLTERS GmbH has a new parent company
2014 Sale of Voumard Product Line
2014 Lapmaster Group Holdings LLC  acquires Peter Wolters

History of Barnes Bore Honing

1907  Foundation of Barnes Drill
1926  Establishing Barnes Honing
1930  First vertical Honing machine
1965  First electric hone expansion
1983  First servo expansion system
1984  Establishing super-abrasive Honing
1985  HV-7000 modular Honing system
1992  First Push-Pull Honing system
2002  HV-9000 modular Honing system
2006  Barnes Bore Honing-Finishing acquired by Lapmaster

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