For the first VarioStruct component, prototype construction was a baptism of fire. The stamping and casting processes each influence the other and must be blended together. As design proposals were implemented in a real situation, previous simulations were validated through experiments and try out. In an extensive series of tests, the samples were closely scrutinized and the simulations further validated and refined.

The dimensions and material properties of prototypes must match production requirements. Mapping these properties during the prototype phase lead to adjustments for both the stamping and casting process. 

For VarioStruct, direct production readiness is the core aspect of prototype construction. Specialists with decades of experience in mass production, in both the stamping and casting process, ensure maximum quality.


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