The fastest way to order turning parts and milling parts

Our goal at Spanflug is to make the procurement process for turning parts and milling parts as fast and simple as possible. We want to drive digitalization in the manufacturing industry in the area of CNC turning and milling. With our online calculator, customers can calculate prices for turning parts and milling parts in less than a minute. The parts can then be ordered directly in our online shop. The conventional requests for quotations by e-mail and waiting for suppliers' offers are no longer necessary. This shortens the ordering process from often several days to just a few minutes and significantly reduces the ancillary procurement costs for turning parts and milling parts.

How it works (demo video)

Turning and milling parts Made in Germany

Your turning parts and milling parts are manufactured exclusively by qualified suppliers in Germany. As an online manufacturer, Spanflug is your single point of contact and contract partner. Our suppliers can accept manufacturing orders for turning parts and milling parts from Spanflug at the click of a mouse and thus load them into their manufacturing at short notice. In this way, we provide manufacturing companies with a digital sales channel without them having to expend their own resources. The often time-consuming preparation of quotations is eliminated, manufacturing facilities can be better utilized, and order processing and manufacturing processes can be designed more efficiently.

Expertise in the field of CNC manufacturing

Due to our extensive expertise in CNC manufacturing, we have deliberately specialized in turning parts and milling parts. Markus Westermeier, one of our founders, knows the field of CNC manufacturing from both sides. He has often experienced himself how inefficient the ordering process is for both customers and manufacturing service providers. In particular, the price calculation for turning parts and milling parts is often complex, because there are many ways to produce the parts, which have different costs. To find the most efficient way, a lot of experience is necessary. Based on our expertise and many years of experience in the field of CNC manufacturing, we have succeeded in developing an algorithm that reliably calculates prices in line with the market. Our goal is to make our customers as well as our suppliers more competitive for the future and to come to a fair pricing for both sides.

Spanflug is a spin-off from the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Markus Westermeier had the original idea for Spanflug during his activities in the sales department of a contract manufacturing company. When it came to the implementation and development of the software, Adrian Lewis, an experienced and versatile software developer, was recruited as another member of the founding team. Immediately after the founding in January 2018, Spanflug participated in the Xpreneurs program and has since been supported by the start-up network of the UnternehmerTUM .

The management team

Adrian Lewis and Markus Westermeier

Dr. Adrian Lewis

Managing Director Software Development
(Left in picture)

Adrian Lewis completed his PhD in experimental particle physics at the University of Oxford in 2014. The focus of his work was the analysis of the large amount of data recorded at the ATLAS detector (LHC, CERN) to make a precise measurement of the probability of production (effective cross section) of W/Z bosons in proton-proton collisions. After his PhD, he worked as a software engineer at Brainlab (backend development for medical data exchange) and Cognostics (backend web development on several projects). Since founding Spanflug, he has been responsible for software architecture, web development and Dev-Ops. What excites him about Spanflug is the interface between mechanical engineering and computer science. Above all, he is excited by the possibility of using intelligent algorithms to make processes in the manufacturing industry more efficient.

Dr.-Ing. Markus Westermeier

Managing Director Manufacturing Technology & Sales
(Right in picture)

Markus Westermeier completed his doctorate at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) at TUM in 2016, where he headed the department of Cutting Machine Tools. In addition, he has experience as the managing director of a manufacturing company, comprehensive manufacturing know-how, and a broad network in manufacturing technology. At Spanflug, he is responsible for the areas of manufacturing and sales. Markus developing the first idea for founding Spanflug when he was confronted with the inefficient procurement process both as a customer and as a manufacturing service provider and recognized the potential for customers as well as suppliers.