The first major change occurred in the late ’80s:
Wirutex produced a prototype for a tool made from polycrystalline diamond
It was a completely new material that offered superior precision and productivity but also a hard sell in a market accustomed to cheaper options. Time would ultimately reward the bold decision.
Right from the start, passion, persistence, curiosity and an innate drive to develop new technology were the company’s hallmarks; through time the company remained true to its values and set important new milestones, such as the patent for Eco-Tools (1997), the first hogger for squaring-edgebanding lines that used PCD inserts.