Your partner from the start
The demands and requirements involving technical plastic components are on the increase. No wonder, then, that we at Wehrle often draw on our expert knowledge in material and process techniques at the early stages of your project.
Energy saving through weight reduction: we realised an effective metal substitution for one of our customers in the hydraulics industry. The individual material selection and the special design based on our 3D injection moulding simulation delivered an outcome with optimum strength and pressure resistance.
Our product competence includes:
- Precision injection moulding
- Metal substitution
- Hybrid technology (inserts)
- Multiple components (colour, hard-soft combinations)
- Assembly injection moulding
- Gear design
- Surface treatment and in-mould Inserts (back-injection of films and PCBs)
Keeping an eye on the whole
No matter if it’s a new product idea or the optimisation and advance development of existing products: we use the latest CAD/CAM systems to make precision parts and injection moulds in accordance with your technical and qualitative specifications. Our knowledge of the various plastics and their special properties is incorporated in the development right from the start – for the sake of better component and mould characteristics, shorter development times and optimised production processes.
We help you with our advice as early as during the component development phase. Key terms are cost effectiveness, feasibility, moulding quality and process reliability
3D simulations for faultless processes
To avoid iterations in mouldmaking, our costing and computation experts carry out injection moulding simulations as early as during the offer phase which cover the whole of the process: from the design of the cooling to the simulation of the filling and holding phase right through to the shrinkage and warping behaviour. At Wehrle we are not only capable of using the latest technology (Cadmould®), but we also rely on the fact that our experienced engineers have the necessary understanding of complex rheological flow processes and thermal mould designs.
CAD/CAM technology, injection moulding simulations, FEM calculations and 3D printing of sample parts: we use the latest systems and software tools
Your project in safe hands
Technological competence is one thing, customer-friendly work another. We at Wehrle are aware of the difference and therefore set ourselves ambitious targets for project management. Short communication channels and clearly defined responsibilities are important elements for smooth and trouble-free processes. What is more: a project manager experienced in many industries adopts the “sponsorship” for your product. This means there will be one personal contact for you, no matter whether this involves development, production, delivery, application or advance development of your component.
Our certified project management (IATF 16949) delivers more:
- Feasibility study
- APQP, FMEA and PPAP
- PPF (product and process approval)