Engineering

Engineering

Feasibility studies
Feasibility studies
We support our customers by making feasibility studies during product development.

We support our customers by making feasibility studies during product development. The central concern is to find a solution which meets all demands as optimally as possible. We examine whether the desired product can realistically be produced, what production procedures will make this possible, where design and product changes are necessary, how process reliability can be ensured throughout the whole life cycle, and finally what costs are involved.

Concept
Concept
Describing in detail the performance and the design-plan of the tool or system.

The concept describes in detail the performance and the design-plan of the tool or system. This includes such aspects as cycle length, assembly, embedding in the customer’s existing product structure, shop-floor layouts, or robotics. A key part of the concept is a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). The process is then presented to the customer in a 3D animation. At the end of the concept phase a tool plan has been established.

Design
Design
In the design phase the concept is worked out in all its details.

In the design phase the concept is worked out in all its details. This includes details of the mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic functions of the tool. The ergonomics for the user of the system plays a central role. The design is tested with an eye to the agreed costing estimates, and the promised life-span is ensured by material strength analysis and FEM calculations.

Prototyping / Try-outs
Prototyping / Try-outs
On our own facilities we prepare prototypes and the first parts.

On our own facilities we prepare prototypes and the first parts. Prototypes in original materials can be used for a range of validation procedures and installation tests. The production of first parts from prototype or serial tools gives our customers time to test the components.