We are constantly working to develop and explore new methods, materials and techniques. At our disposal we have a machine line that is exclusive for new projects and modern aids such as flow programs. In addition to this, there is also experience from more than 1,600 different tools. All to create a strong combination of quality, innovation and reliability.
Development of plastic materials
The development of materials means that thermoplastics increasingly challenge conventional solutions. Where, for example, aluminum used to be self-evident, today there are several solutions in thermoplastics that can reduce both weight and costs, without compromising on either finish or overall quality. Where, for example, a rubber strip was the only alternative for a long time, today there are a number of new plastic alternatives.
New plastic materials and various combinations with fiberglass, metal and cord provide a wealth of smart options. One such smart alternative, where new possibilities are created, are co-extruded profiles that have several properties in one and the same solution, i.e. hard + soft, sealing + fixing, etc. One and the same part can replace several other sub-components, shorten the production chain and facilitate assembly.
Prototypes, a more efficient way to a better decision-making basis
Getting quickly from idea to prototype and finally to finished product and onto the market is becoming increasingly important. By creating prototypes, improvement opportunities in the concept can be identified before real production starts. It is usually more profitable to make a prototype first. A prototype gives you a better decision basis, reduced risk of errors, shorter lead times and a lower final cost.
Developing a prototype does not have to be expensive or time-consuming. With the help of freeform technology, your idea can be a physical reality in just a couple of days, and you can also change and further develop details in several steps at a fraction of what traditional prototypes cost.
Fixing/Adjustment – ensures proper fixing between different components.1 of 15 2
Screw pocket – with this function, you always get good attachment options to the profile.2 of 15 3
Spring function – with the right material and material thickness, spring functions can be achieved. Can be both rigid and softened.3 of 15 4
Stiffening – to give the profile better bending resistance, these can be inserted.4 of 15 5
Co-extrusion – to get other properties on certain parts of the profile, for example higher friction, you can use this.5 of 15 6
Cover channel – perfect if you want to hide, for example, cables by snapping on a cover.6 of 15 7
Sliding function – if two profiles are to run into each other in a certain position. Materials with a low coefficient of friction are used here.7 of 15 8
Fastener – used for joining with other details.8 of 15 9
Decor – examples of how to make patterns in the surface of the profile.9 of 15 10
Cavity – used for e.g. material saving, stiffening and to avoid heat or cooling transfer.10 of 15 11
Hinges – by placing a softened material in, for example, a corner, a hinge function is obtained.11 of 15 12
Snap function – good locking without the use of glue or screws.12 of 15 13
Soft lip – often used to seal between two surfaces.13 of 15 14
Casting/Reinforcement – to meet requirements for several different properties in the same product, this can be the solution. Examples of embedding are rope and steel band.14 of 15 15
Hinge – an example of how to get a hinge function.15 of 15