Prototypes production

Our own know how

We will help you to develop a prototype in the preparatory phase. Our best employees will work on the development and subsequent manufacture of prototypes and will employ their lifetime of know-how in this. We can react quickly to changes in the product design because during production of a prototype we do not always use just conventional shaping tools, but jigs that we are capable of making ourselves.

Key benefits of prototype production

  • we will go through your design with you and recommend any potential adjustments and subsequent manufacturing procedure
  • before the start of production, we print out a model of the prototype on a 3D printer
  • we take you through the entire process, from prototypes to the start of mass production of the part
  • according to your wish, we give the parts a surface finish using cataphoresis, powder coating or zinc electroplating
  • we will accommodate you on an operative basis, for example if there are changes in the design of parts
  • we retain our own know-how based on many years of experience
  • we use the entire available portfolio of own production technologies

3D printing of a sample for compare

Before the start of production, we print out a model of the prototype on a 3D printer. We use this to verify the proposed approach and to reveal any potential errors even before the start of production. We also achieve a significant reduction in costs by predicting possible production faults, and this saves time and potential extra costs.

We apply our knowledge in serial production

We have gained experience from decades of prototype development, and we use this for your products, and thus we contribute to a higher resultant quality and a smooth manufacturability. As a result of this experience we are not afraid to take on the preparation of parts with complicated shapes.

We continue to use the knowledge from prototyping in mass production. An active approach and close cooperation with the designers of the customer make us a sought-after supplier of prototypes.

 

The most frequently used materials during prototyping

  • stainless steel
  • construction steel
  • zinc plated steel
  • aluminium
  • we work with materials with a thickness ranging from 0.7 mm to 3.0 mm (in rare cases up to 4.0 mm)
  • we prepare prototypes up to maximum dimensions of 300 x 300 x 300 mm

Prototype production process

  • manufacturing feasibility study
  • identification of customer requirements
  • proposal for production procedure
  • 3D printing of test part
  • manufacture of tools
  • manufacture of prototype series
  • quality control

Contacts and production plants

Lakum - KTL, a.s.

Ostravska 384
739 11 Frydlant nad Ostravici
Czech Republic

+420 558 442 222

lakum@lakum.cz

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We manufacture precision products of the highest standard for demanding customers.

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We help you with the design and advise you during development.

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The right employees are the best asset for us.

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We meet the strictest demands of the automobile industry.

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We work long term with the best manufacturers on the global market.

We are Lakum Group

Experience. Guarantee. Cost savings.

We are not just an ordinary supplier who makes products according to your requirement.
We are Lakum Group - an intelligent manufacturing company.

We have been
gaining experience
since 1998
Hundreds of millions of
manufactured
components
Minimal
fluctuation
of customers

We help customers implement their products
whilst preserving the highest standard.

We are precise down to the smallest detail.

We provide a complete service in the working of sheet metal, tubes, wire and surface finishes.
We help you with the design, advise you during development, ensure the pre-production phase and mass production.

We have been on the market for our customers since 1998.

The key employees have a lifetime of experience in the field.

We believe in long-term partnership, and customers do not leave Lakum.

We are not afraid of complicated projects - we always propose realistic solutions.

Lakum takes responsibility for the final guarantee. We guarantee our work, even in the case of any cooperation.

Meeting deadlines is crucial to us.

Production flexibility, conforming to the customer in terms of deadlines and changes in the course of production.

We fulfil what we promise, and we do not promise the impossible.

Production

Surface finishes

Assembly

Packaging

Dispatch

We have several technologies under one roof - we will reduce your logistics costs.

What we cannot manufacture ourselves we can ensure in cooperation with our verified partners of long standing.

With regard to cooperation, our existing customers appreciate our active approach to specifications and assistance during the research and development of products.
We can also help you with logistics, assembly and other cooperation.
Another advantage of cooperation with us are the extensive possibilities for optimisation of production costs.

Active project consultation

Gaining of source materials for drawing up a price offer

Drawing up price offer in cooperation with technical department

Presentation of price offer

Negotiations about cooperation conditions

Supply of prototype items

Programme timetable

Evaluation of documentation and manufacturing feasibility study

Active cooperation with customer and proposals for component optimisation

Preparation of source materials for generation of price offer for sales department

Creation of internal technical documentation

Ensuring production of first prototypes

Optimisation of production procedure

Start of mass production

Creation of metrological programmes

Measuring of manufactured parts and presentation of results

Creation of documentation of manufactured part according to customer requirement.
(PPAP, VDA2)

References

Sodecia / anti-corrosion surface treatment
Case study

Sodecia / anti-corrosion surface treatment

Since the start of our business relationship with the company Sodecia we have implemented 43 projects for leading automobile manufacturers. In practice, this means more than 25,963,583 surface finished parts. Project of surface finish for mass produced parts: End customer FORD – Parts BRKT STRT TL/GT LH/RH and Pivot Asy Gate Strut LH/RH requires surface finish complying with high standards and norms. It involves a combination of two technological procedures: ● zinc electroplating according to standard FORD WSS-M1P85-B3● cataphoretic painting according to standard FORD WSS-M2P177-C3 Project of surface finish of special material: The requirement for coating of product Sodecia Wasserkasten Stirnwand for AUDI was demanding in many respects. The product requires coating according to standard VW13750 Ofl x634 with minimum coating thickness of 35 microns. As this is a relatively large flat part, moreover made of the special material CR3-EG47/47-E-PO, coating in the required scope is technologically demanding. The preparation of the entire process required a large volume of sampling. Thanks to the experience of our experts, we discovered during the sampling that the product is susceptible to scratching. We fine-tuned the parameters and details of the entire process. We included a completely new product packaging approach in the process, and damage has no longer occurred. Completed, coated components reach the end customer at the assembly site in good order and with no faults caused during transport.

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