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    EDAG’S UNIQUE ACCREDITED TEST CENTRE

Body manufacturing and prototype construction

On account of increased demands for product validation, physical prototypes and aggregate bearers will continue to be central elements of the development process in the future.

Even though development processes have become more advanced, the construction and use of prototypes is becoming more and more important, particularly validating the digital counterpart. The wide variety of models and powertrains available and different market specifics strengthen this position.

As it is necessary for concepts and ideas to be virtually tested, but also for them to shine in reality, there is almost no way of avoiding a test prototype. Since these physical prototypes are more complex than a DMU (digital mock-up), keeping an eye on the time and cost involved is vital, so as not to put the the development schedule at risk. 

At EDAG, we have a quarter of a century's experience in prototype construction on which we can draw. In Eisenach (EDAG Werkzeug + Karosserie GmbH, EDAG holds a 49% stake), a location with a history of car production, we manufacture body parts and components, but also complete bodies and their conversions. 

We are experienced providers of tool making services for milling work and measuring technology. Our extensive body manufacturing portfolio, especially for aluminium, magnesium, organo sheet and hot forming, is unique.

We are Europe's leading experts for prototype construction and low-volume production.

We offer the following solutions and services to meet your needs:

Project management

  • Coordination and supplier management

Tool development

  • Design and methods

Tool making

  • Tool making services
  • Production equipment construction and mechanical production

Body manufacturing

  • Parts for aggregate bearers, prototypes and low-volume production
  • Steel, magnesium and thermoplastic hot forming
  • Manufacture of complete assemblies, add-on parts and bodies
  • Joining aluminium, magnesium and steel using cold joining methods
  • Laser cutting and joining, roller hemming and automated bonding

Quality

  • Quality planning, quality assurance and measuring technology

Logistics

  • Planning, controlling, implementation

Wheelchair Loading Device - Assistance systems

Reliable, integrated, user-friendly and ready to go in just 35 seconds - that is our motto for EDAG's loading device, a user-friendly system developed by our engineers. The aim is easy: for your wheelchair to be automatically and safely stowed in your car in as little space as possible.

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The device is an approved aid which has been on the market since 1989, and is available for a wide variety of vehicle types. It will not change the outward appearance of your car. And the best thing is that it takes just 35 seconds from getting into the car to setting off!

We will be happy to fit the wheelchair loading device into your car for you.

For further information see www.edag-rollstuhl-ladehilfe.de.

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