For over 75 years, Hoedtke GmbH & Co. KG has been an innovative service provider in the field of diverse metalworking processes. Its services range from contract work to component and process development. The company has more than 250 employees at two locations in Pinneberg and Kiel. Using the latest manufacturing technologies, the years of experience of its specialists, engineers and scientists are transferred into components, modules and entire systems for a wide range of sectors – including aviation technology and mechanical engineering as well as authorities and research institutes. Since December 2014, Hoedtke has been making use of another new production method with a LASERTEC 65 3D from DMG MORI: with laser deposition welding and 5-axis simultaneous machining, the machine combines additive and subtractive manufacturing processes, providing an entirely new degree of freedom in the complete machining of challenging workpieces in just one set-up.