Mass-produced products are often produced in quantities of millions. All the more important then that every process step is reviewed and defined beforehand. That’s why we also plan the manufacturing process for the prototype fabrication, which also tests serial production manufacturability. Advanced quality planning as well as defining the necessary quality criteria are also part of this process at Härter.
Construction of prototypes is an essential requirement for efficient and safe fabrication. Our interdisciplinary team of engineers and technicians create pre-production sample parts which will be manufactured through individual processes or semi-automatic almost like serial production within the shortest amount of time. The ideas and insights gained here are adopted into the serial production tools. This allows us to test and develop optimal solutions for you.
Special tools are used in prototype fabrication – also called manual insertion tools. It allows making the important experience that is indispensable for seamless serial production. As a specialist in toolmaking, Härter has a large stock of prototype tools, which is why standard racks can often be used with only modification for the specific product. A convincing advantage in terms of costs and efficiency in prototype fabrication.
To manufacture our prototypes and pre-production parts, Härter has special equipment available. Insertion presses for 1 to 40 t for stamping and injection machines for plastic compound components are available for the prototype fabrication. Thirteen test presses alone are specially reserved for sample and pre-production products. In addition, 2D and 3D laser cutters supplement the pre-production fabrication equipment.
From visual inspection to manual dimension testing to 3D measuring devices: Our entire serial production process inspection equipment is used just the same in prototype construction.