KNIPPING plastic parts
We consider every part of the overall concept
From the first concept to the finished series product – our actions as KNIPPING KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK are in line with this principle. Our direct contact persons are there to assist you with every project – experienced technical customer advisors who will take care of the process for you and coordinate matters internally.
Our development department creates product concepts and detailed designs with state-of-the-art 3D CAD systems. With the help of FEM calculation, mold flow simulation and various prototyping procedures, we eliminate sources of error from the outset and thus quickly achieve our common goal – without costly optimization cycles and costly reworking processes.
Product development and project management
For us, the use of modern CAD systems is the basic building block for a closed 3D process chain. From product development to tool design and CAM processes in tool construction to 3D measurement of components, our processes are closely interlinked and facilitate highly effective project management.
We have access to all important OEM portals and are able to carry out active product development in the installation space environment if you so desire. Ideally, we are involved in the process right from the start. It is important for us to understand the environmental factors in detail.
With our software for FEM calculation, we are able to simulate both static and dynamic mechanical loads. The objective of this is to check as much as possible in advance by means of simulations, without having to wait for tests on prototype parts.
Complex rheological processes during filling of the mold cavity in conjunction with a tendency for shrinkage and warpage of the thermoplastics always pose challenges for component development and mold design. This is why we simulate the injection molding process in depth before we commence tool design of the component. We now have nearly 20 years of experience in injection molding simulation and we are still learning every day.
Thanks to our many years of experience with all common rapid prototyping processes, we are in a position to assess very precisely which process is best suited for which application. We are able to produce high-quality RP components and can therefore check our design drafts down to the last detail. Errors or weak points, which we recognize in the concept phase, can be eliminated directly. As a result, robust and functional parts go into series production without expensive change cycles.
A fully equipped and modern laboratory is available to us to validate our components. This is why we can carry out most of the tests in-house. This includes
- Mechanical testing
- Electrical testing
- Leakage testing
- Residual soiling analyses
- Climate testing