Technology Center Simulation & Rapid Prototyping

Technology Center Simulation & Rapid Prototyping

Technology Center

Simulation & Rapid Prototyping for Powerful Performance

Kiefel Automotive supports you from the initial product idea via the ideal configuration of your production system up to series production.

Our experts provide their competence and knowledge. It is our pioneering spirit that contributes to innovative results and success for our customers..

In our Technology Centers that cover the world market we have the necessary laboratory equipment for you. Computer-aided simulation methods such as the thermoforming simulation T'Sim ensure optimal tool design and thereby the highest possible quality of interior parts.

Our team of experienced experts is available to you at the following sites for product and procedure development, prototype manufacture, process assurance, as well as tests and trials:

  • Technology Center Freilassing/Germany
  • Technology Center Detroit/USA
  • Technology Center Suzhou/China

We provide you with the optimum solution for your specific application, in terms of both process and economy; we produce prototype parts and accompany you beyond market deployment to the end of the product life cycle.

You benefit from these services

1

Rapid Prototyping

Get your prototypes quickly and easily.

2

Basic tests on new materials

Test innovative materials.

3

Quality tests under laboratory conditions

Run tests to determine the quality and performance of your materials.

4

Specific developments for your requirements

Together, we develop your customer system concept, tailored to your requirements.

5

Optimization of process steps

We support you in improving machine processes until you are entirely satisfied!

 

Kiefel Automotive Test and Trials Centers

 

Germany

USA

China

Vacuum laminating
  • Series machine KLS86-235 including IMG 
  • Single station system KL86/240
  • Single station system KL120/225 including IMG 
  • Single station system KL120/2250 including IMG
Press lamination
  • Series single operator pressing laminating system
  • Single station system KL35-50 max. for glove compartment lids or armrests
  • Tool making for laminating tools (series and prototypes)
Glue application
  • With roller adhesive applicator for Hotmelt
  • With a robot system and ITW Dynatech roller adhesive applicator for Hotmelt
  • With spray guns in the suction area for dispersion
  • With a robot system and ITW Dynatech roller adhesive applicator for Hotmelt
  • With spray guns in the suction area for dispersion
  • With roller adhesive applicator for Hotmelt
Prototype workshop
  • With wood and Ureol/Ebalta materials
  • With wood and Ureol/Ebalta materials
  • With welding center and workshop
 
Specifics
  • Series riveting machine for ASC riveting
  • Biaxial stretching frame
  • Multimaster for edge-folding applications
  • Various material investigations (including stretching/spreading behavior) 
  • Punching and forming tasks on 50 t pressure transducer
  • KuKa milling robot for creating prototypes (e.g. Ureol carrier part seats) and small batch tasks (e.g. milled openings in dashboards)