Using the latest mechanical manufacturing processes, we achieve efficient manufacturing combined with superior output quality. We do so by maximizing robotics and continuously monitoring and optimizing our processes.
Date: 22nd of June, 2021
Time: 16:00 - 17:00 CEST (10:00 - 11:00 ET)
Topic: Contract manufacturing in the factory of the future
Many of the mechanical components used in our products, automation projects, and test systems are manufactured in-house. Our state-of-the-art equipped machine park is available for:
We program all machines automatically via our Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) system. This reduces the amount of manual labor and increases the reuse of proven strategies, parameters, and tooling. Manufacturing is done in an environmentally controlled production area to ensure we achieve the highest tolerances.
Quality control while manufacturing high tolerance parts is done via in-process probing during milling and automated Coordinated Measuring Machine (CMM) on batches or single pieces.
Our machining equipment is used for the manufacturing of components used in our products and for manufacturing tools used in our factories.
Within Prodrive Technologies, we develop all our own tooling for AET testing, functional testing, injection molding, (semi-) automated assembly, and robot solutions. The combination of in-house product development, tooling development, machine programming, and manufacturing allows us to create an optimum balance between all these aspects resulting in the highest quality, shortest lead times, and most cost-efficient solutions.
From a risk management perspective, this gives us a unique position regarding tooling availability and uptime. In case of an incident, the spare parts or the complete tool can be re-produced within days. Additional tooling for a scale-up in capacity or global redundancy can be made within weeks, resulting in the highest flexibility for our customers.
An overview of our injection molding capabilities to produce all products we need for our in-house assembly:
From a quality and productivity perspective, it is important to run injection molding equipment 24/7. We developed an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) combined with a bin warehouse system to store the products to ensure non-stop production in a “lights-out-factory.”
At Prodrive Technologies, we firmly believe that investing in the newest technologies for manufacturing is the way to further long-term success. To explore these new technologies’ possibilities, we must use them in a somewhat unorthodox way. We have state-of-the-art equipment for 3D printing, both metal and plastics, and use this for prototyping and highly complex designs. We also use it for (injection molding) tooling and low-to-mid series production of up to several hundred pieces a year.
We build products with the following materials:
By using the newest technologies, we do not compromise on mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties. Lead times of only days gives us the highest flexibility to support our projects, production, and customers in the best way possible.