Prototyping joining processes

15 Jul 2020

Engineering capacity news posted by Andy Sandford

In late autumn 2020 Fronius International will open a new prototyping centre to develop joining solutions for customers and carry out small series prototype welding.

Trends such as e-mobility are resulting in new components and thus new challenges in production, particularly in the area of joining technology. The special systems that are required, particularly for prototype manufacturing, can pose an investment risk.

“When working with suppliers over the past few years, we have discovered that the construction of prototypes is an important topic that comes with a degree of uncertainty for our customers. For this reason, we have decided to support them in this regard,” explains Harald Scherleitner, head of sales in the Fronius Business Unit Perfect Welding.

As an important strategic step towards becoming a solutions provider, in the future Fronius Perfect Welding will be welding components for prototypes according to customer requirements.

This means the customer does not need to invest in their own prototyping centres and also has the welding knowledge of Fronius at their disposal.

Wolfgang Scherleitner, head of the prototyping centre, continues: “We offer our customers technical support and develop the ideal welding solution for the specific component in house. If this eventually goes into series production, as a general contractor we can also supply the necessary welding systems.”

The Fronius prototyping centre will be put into operation at the start of November this year.


Photo: The welding of battery trays in particular poses a challenge for suppliers due to the high standards required of the weld seams.