Specialist for the automotive industry
Saxony, as the cradle of German automobile industry, builds upon a long tradition of highest precision and innovation. What started with brands like Horch or DKW, companies like Volkswagen, Porsche or BMW continue in this line. Aside from these renowned automotive manufacturers, several highly specialized companies have been established to supply a wide range of precision parts.
Coming from the camera industry, PENTACON has a long-term experience in the fields of fine mechanics, the processing of metals or plastics with injection molding. With this know-how, we produce highest precision as a certified automotive system supplier and guarantee 100% fault-free delivery quality. To reach this aim, we continuously optimize our manufacturing processes and test with the help of self-developed optical and acoustic testing machines The complete process capability is mapped into a CAQ-system.
Aside from the certification according to DIN ISO 9001:2008, we also fulfill the requirements of TS 16949:2009 and DIN ISO 14001:2004.
We process various metals (brass alloys, aluminum, high-grade steel, etc.) on a broad range of CNC machining centers and continuously monitor it. Specialized on plunge grinding, we produce turned parts in medium-batch and large-scale by the millions. The plunge grinding (also called cylindrical grinding) is a method of processing metal, where the grinding or cutting wheel shows the negative contour of the later workpiece. This technology is common with the automotive industry and usually used for shafts, axes or similar gear and motor components.
Together with several research institutes, PENTACON developed a new technology for swiss turning and profile-rolling to successfully realize a costumer project.
Plastic injection molding
We process a wide range of plastics in one-shot and two-shot plastic injection molding. Having an in-house tool shop, we are able to rapidly realize short and efficient production cycles, but also count on external partners and specialists. Especially the injection over-molding of metallic insert components (hybrid parts) or coated filter glasses is a PENTACON specialty. In complex feasibility analysis with MoldFlow, we optimize or processes and minimize possible design flaws and the following plastic injection molding. We also process component assemblies for system suppliers and realize complete module assemblies simply to stay true to our slogan - everything from a single source.
Metal substitution and hybrid parts
Due to rising raw material prices, our customers increasingly change their production from using high-cost metals toward less costly plastics with similar or even better qualities. We counsel you in finding an efficient solution to lower your costs for materials. Ranging from exchanging single components to a re-design of your products (hybrid parts) up to the complete material exchange - we have developed a wide range of technologies and methods to save you costs and material weights. Usually, our customers come from the automotive industry where products tend to become increasingly lighter.