Specialists in the production of prototypes in die casting quality
Readily available prototypes with the thermal and mechanical properties required, as in the final series-produced die cast items, have revolutionised the time to market for new products. This rapid production of high-quality prototypes is the core business of Formkon. For more than 30 years, since 1985, Formkon has acquired the expertise and extensive knowhow through its in-house production of and advice on prototypes and pre-series in aluminium, magnesium and zinc.
Formkon is a 100% privately owned Danish company with its head office in Skive. We are a globally oriented company and generate a significant portion of our turnover in export markets just as part of our partners are located outside Denmark.
Prototypes - testing, optimisation and control
Based on many years' experience with die casting process control and not least using this knowledge in numerous projects, Formkon has shown that the initial test of prototypes for a subsequent series production of die cast items has resulted in much faster initiation of the actual series production at a very competitive price.
From the start, prototypes can be optimised to ensure the best possible die casting process. Formkon focuses on providing extensive qualified advice from the start of the prototype's development phase. Various optimisation options are available through part reviews, flow simulation, etc. CNC post-processing allows compliance with the highest tolerances for prototypes and small series which can be verified in quality control and subsequent item documentation.
Prototypes - different production methods
Formkon uses different production methods to produce prototypes.
Plaster casting is the production of prototypes by plaster mould casting and subsequent CNC processing. The delivery times of cast items is 5 - 10 days and the fact that Quick Cast has no tool costs is a significant advantage.
CNC machining is the production of prototypes by milling and turning on CNC machining centers. Short delivery times and the production of complex items are significant advantages of this type of prototype production.
Die casting is the production of both tools and items by die casting and post-processing. Prompt delivery, similar tolerances to die casting and competitive prices are clear advantages of the Quick Die process.