KERN partners with Merrifield in MI

KERN Precision, Inc. announces its new partnership with Merrifield Machinery Solutions of Pontiac, MI and Grand Rapids, MI.

“The results that we’re seeing from the KERN machines are above even our highest expectations.  The quality of the machine tools is beyond compare, and the high precision and tight tolerances are incredible,” says Pete Vandersluis, Sales Manager at Merrifield Machinery Solutions. “KERN Precision is a diamond in the rough, and we can’t wait to show our Michigan customers the ROI that the Kern machines produce,” he said.

Merrifield Machinery Solutions is a full-service CNC machine tool supplier and advisor to customers on sound capital investments, cost control and equipment optimization. For more information, contact

KERN was founded in 1962, and is located at the foothills of the Alps in Eschenlohe, Germany.  KERN is a family owned high-tech company with 150 employees, and distribution and partnerships in over 30 countries.  KERN manufactures 3 & 5 axis machining centers with repeat accuracy <0.5 µm and <0.3 µm, with an impressive spindle run out of < 1 µm.

Toni Mangold, KERN Precision Sales Director, says “We have been searching for a partner who could come along side of KERN with knowledge of the Michigan market, as well as the ability to provide excellent service to our customers, and we have found that partner with Merrifield.”

KERN provides solutions for Precision part manufacturers, Mold & Die, Research & Development, Medical, and micro-drilling applications.  KERN machines provide  precision on the work piece below ±5 µm, (The KERN Pyramid Nano holds tolerances of  ± 1 µm), and surface quality up to Ra < 0.05 µm. KERN machines offer extraordinary stability, ultimate repeatability, long-term stability of accuracies, and automation flexibility.

KERN has extensive knowledge of customer requirements through their own production of precision parts, which directly transfers into machine design, and guarantees lifetime technology guidance with its own application engineers.

In Tool and Die manufacturing, KERN Machines are capable of hard milling inserts and µ-exact electrodes for injection molds, sinter presses, forging tools, MIM – dies (Metal injection molding) and hot embossing tools.  Manufacturing of µ-exact electrodes from copper or graphite and work pieces in steel up to HRC 62 can be done in either 3- or simultaneous 5-axis configurations.  KERN has worldwide references for their capability in the tool and die industry as well as the hard metal cutting tool industry, automotive, electronic, high tech sports equipment, as well as the analytical and medical industry.

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