10 July 2020
“THEY MAKE IT SIMPLE, THEY ADAPT QUICKLY AND
THEY ARE SIMPLY VERY INTERESTING FROM A COST POINT OF VIEW.”
– Ronald van der Ende / Director / HR Solar
Customers who – at first – are inclined to deep-drawing, but quickly look elsewhere because of the (high) investment. We hear and see it regularly. The result? They opt for the rubber pad forming technique or Phoenix 3D Metaal. So did HRsolar. “We soon found out that deep drawing was not an option for us because of the high costs. Google brought us to Phoenix 3D Metaal. Today they have been producing two products for us for several years; a cover and bottom and an absorber plate. Both products are used in our solar boiler. We make optimal use of the rubber pad pressing technique. We spent a lot of time optimising the products before actual production started. As far as I am concerned, this is also the strength of Phoenix 3D Metaal. In principle they occupy the ‘advisory chair’; they can do a lot and know a lot. The process from the first discussions to the mould and the FOT (First Out of Tool) was intensive. But with the desired result. By using rubber presses, we can produce at low cost at the desired quality.” An advantage in development “It is a team with which we can switch quickly and they have mastered the trick of keeping things simple. As far as I am concerned, the possibility of testing during the development phase is an absolute plus.
This gives us an edge over the competition. We are also very satisfied with the delivery reliability and the way we communicate with each other. Also, we regularly visit each other’s premises, so that together we can keep our finger on the pulse. The involvement of Phoenix 3D Metaal is therefore absolutely perfect.