Blazing trails for visions of the future.
When it comes to putting product development through its paces, there is no way around prototypes. Whether in mechanical engineering, the automotive industry or motorsports: when development work on the computer is completed, suitability for everyday use and series production are tested under real conditions.
Automobile prototyping is an innovation-driven and therefore cost-intensive field. In this industry, 150,000 euros is a perfectly realistic price for a single rotor housing. Non-destructive disassembly is a must for these expensive one-of-a-kind and small series parts. At the end of the day, this is the only way to test components and wear parts with precision. This is where KUKKO‘s expertise as a solution developer is in demand. Leading developers in prototype construction, as well as commissioning manufacturers, rely on the puller solutions made in Hilden. “For us, this proximity to product development is beneficial in many ways. Being able to accompany innovations and future technologies at this early stage gives us a lead in development. At a very early stage, we know what requirements we have to meet as a tool manufacturer,” says managing director Michael Kleinbongartz, emphasizing the benefits of the collaboration.
Many tried-and-tested standards have been introduced in prototype development and in Hilden at the same time. This collaboration makes it possible to consider necessary repair and maintenance work as early as the development phase in order to prepare for later series production.