Areas of Use and R&D
Areas of Use and R&D
WEFA’s top-of-the line dies make life easier
Since its founding in 1972, WEFA’s goal has been to produce the highest quality dies that require the least amount of maintenance in the extrusion plant. The company has many years of experience with 3D design, uses only the best steels, and works with modern simulation tools and a cutting-edge machine park based on 5-axis technology. All of this enables WEFA to continually manufacture exceptional dies that require very few press samples.
Areas of Use
WEFA’s dies are implemented for profiles with the highest requirements for precision, surfaces, and the smallest dimensions and tolerances. Our dies fulfil the strict specifications in the automotive industry. The wide range of applications include the following profiles: trims, roof rails, heat exchangers, pipes, battery radiators, bumpers, engine parts and chassis structural components. Whatever your need may be, WEFA is your go-to partner.
WEFA has extensive experience working together with the construction industry. Numerous customers have benefitted from our expertise to produce profiles for building facades, interiors, shutters, gates, windows, doors, and much more. In addition to top designs, this sector demands quality, flexibility, and short delivery times. These are WEFA’s strengths.
The aviation industry requires are highest levels of precision and durability. WEFA dies are used in this sector to produce seamless and low corrosion tubes, as well as many other structural components. Our coating technology is in a class by itself and has become an integral facet in this industry.
There is also a strong demand for WEFA’s dies in the electrical engineering industry and a wide range of other applications, such as: tent poles, ice machines, coffee machines or entertainment media. WEFA prides itself on being able to find solutions for the most complex structures and requirements of our customers’ development engineers.
Industrial Profiles and Electrical Engineering
Areas of Use, R&D and Innovation
WEFA has set an ambitious goal of making our customers’ visions economically feasible and thereby be able to expand both their and our own market potential. The resulting business success, stemming from the work of our internal R&D department as well as the long-term partnerships with universities and research centers, is complemented by our joint development collaborations with our customers.
This has led to our consistently developing innovative products and services. WEFA’s R&D focus is on recognizing development trends and finding the appropriate solutions for our customers. This resulted in the development of new products and services in the area of extrusion, the company’s historical expertise, but also in the area of coating technology, various other die technologies, as well as for medical technology applications. These breakthroughs have been accompanied by integrating innovative digitalization technologies, used for both simulation and design technology as well as for internal automation technology.
Medtec is one of our company’s innovative business areas:
WEFA is a series-A investor in the Konstanz company stimOS GmbH, an ISO 13485:2016 certified medical technology company. StimOS develops innovative procedures for the refinement, functionalization and activation of implant materials. StimOS is a service provider that makes this technology available for implant manufacturers. They have a partnership with the company, SpineFuseMBT, which develops implants for spinal surgery and other body parts, and offer services in the area of product development and approvals.
WEFA has partnerships with all relevant universities, research groups and organizations working in the area of aluminum extrusion. The company is involved in numerous projects with different emphases in order to develop and implement the latest, future-oriented technologies. WEFA is currently working together with the ETH in Zurich and its Institute for Virtual Production, the Forschungszentrum Strangpressen at the TU Berlin, the TU Dortmund, the University of Hannover, the Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, Ohio University, and the German Society for Material Sciences.