Prototype construction & engineering
For many years, making prototypes has been one our team’s core competencies. Trial models, small series parts and master forms are in good hands with us. That is why we pay particular attention to prototypes, as we know how important these designs are – still long before series production starts. Our range of machinery allows us to implement even really unusual ideas and orders with objective oriented prototype constructions, in line with industry standards.
Optimum preparation work for series production
We can react to your requests, quickly and easily, using our production locations in Untersiemau and Altenstein. Even when you need to outsource your own production. We are pleased to take on the whole task of prototype construction for you. From planning and development to design and manufacture, we are well set up with our team and machinery.
Principles of development for prototype construction
Using our prototype construction services, engineers and project managers can quickly receive a haptic trial model, corresponding to the subsequent series production part. This means you can draw your first conclusions about follow-up development or direct manufacture:
- Desired functionality
- Robustness of materials
- Intended movement sequences
- Signs of wear and fatigue
- Source of errors in manufacture which become evident thanks to the prototype
The starting point for a functional base model from Wacker is always 100% your specifications. If you have not worked out your detailed requirements yet, the experienced staff from our engineering division would be happy to help with their know-how from their daily work regarding prototype construction.
For many years, our customers have recognised our outstanding ability as problem solving specialists. This means we are contracted to perform diverse engineering jobs increasingly often. Whether it concerns process optimisation, prototype construction, or when it merely involves recording complex issues, as well as development of individual, effective modules. We analyse your specifications and work out virtual CAD models, in an ongoing dialogue with you. We are also happy to offer our advice regarding the project during the further development stage after the prototype, right up to series production.
Engineering as part of your project objectives
In our Engineering department we specifically offer a total, peace of mind package as part of your project objectives. This includes briefing, trials, research and acquisition of components plus construction and optimisation of prototypes, support with the required test runs/pilot series and the construction of the first series parts, right up to fully comprehensive project documentation.
An overview of our engineering service profile covers the following services:
- Set up, implementation and evaluation of trial series and long term tests
- Collaboration of our engineers in your development or engineering team
- Working out specific requirements and solutions
- Support for technical challenges in series production
- Support for customers in classic engineering tasks, quality planning and project work
- Development of products from pilot series all the way to series production
- Running technical training sessions and workshops
- Production of specification and requirements sheets
With our engineering services, Wacker also facilitates independent, autonomous trade show support, including the necessary trial installations and potential commissioning work, as well as subsequent show inquiries.