Welcome to the
Robert Hofmann GmbH

Get ahead with innovative solutions - Hofmann brings ideas to reality.

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About the company

Robert Hofmann GmbH is a medium-sized, family-run company in Franconia, a pioneer in 3D printing, and the preferred system supplier for technically demanding assemblies/parts (mechanical, electronic): from the prototype to series production.

 

Contact us with your ideas! Highly complex and highly individualized requirements are an incentive for us!

Our services

Our core competencies at a glance

Development support

For you: always thinking one step ahead.

With the CAD systems CATIA V5 and Siemens NX, our development department offers you comprehensive compatibility with all common CAD interfaces. This enables us to modify the data directly in-house with regard to a design that is suitable for the material and process.

Benefits::

  • The professional and expert preparation and final construction of your supplied data

  • Comprehensive know-how for optimal coordination of the design with the material and process

  • Identification of potential savings and reduction of component complexity

  • Performing rheological calculations using Autodesk Moldflow in the area of injection mold design

  • Close coordination of the injection molding tool concepts with you

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3D printing factory

We are the pioneers in 3D printing.

Everyone is talking about 3D printing – and rightly so. Where conventional manufacturing processes reach their limits, 3D printing is just beginning to show its strengths and thus accelerates innovation processes. Robert Hofmann GmbH is a pioneer in 3D printing and at the same time one of the leading providers of production services.

With a variety of state-of-the-art 3D printers, we realize your products - from the prototype to the series. We have various procedures such as e.g. metal or plastic 3D printing. Our experts support you with extensive know-how and offer you everything from a single source, from design support to the finished product.

Benefits:

 

  • High potential for innovation thanks to the almost unlimited degree of freedom in design

  • Tool-free and therefore fast and economical production of components, especially for small and very small series

  • Sustainability through resource-saving manufacturing processes

  • High mechanical resilience

  • High component quality

Rapid prototyping

Faster market success with time and cost savings.

Rapid prototyping turns your ideas into reality faster. Because even in the development phase, the use of rapid prototyping enables potential for improvement and knowledge to be identified at an early stage, which can later play a major role in subsequent series production.
As one of the world's leading cross-industry rapid prototyping providers, our experienced team can draw on a variety of state-of-the-art processes - from metal and plastic 3D printing to PU vacuum casting.
But the construction of aluminum tools also falls within the area of rapid prototyping. Because with our special speed system tooling concept, we offer you the opportunity to produce prototypes in the original material by injection molding - and with the shortest possible throughput times.
However, our range of services does not end with the manufacture of individual components. The manufacture and assembly of entire assemblies is one of the outstanding strengths that our customers particularly appreciate.
No matter what your individual requirement is, with Hofmann you can always be sure to get the best solution for your rapid prototyping project.

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Pre-series and small series production

Components from quantity 1.

We make pilot and small series production possible with full service: Our experienced team will give you comprehensive advice on the production-ready design of your plastic injection molded components and their assembly and will take care of the procurement of the required materials and purchased parts.  

Your advantages:

  • Over 25 years of experience in tool and mold making

  • Large machine and system park directly in-house for maximum flexibility

  • International network for cost-effective production in best-cost countries

  • High level of vertical integration for almost limitless possibilities for component assembly from a single source

 

A selection of our processes for pilot and small series production:

  • Multi-component injection moulding

  • Hydro-injection molding

  • Variotherm®

  • Decorating in the injection molding machine

Gauge and jig construction

Everything to ensure product quality.

The quality of your components is our top priority. To make this possible, we manufacture measuring fixtures and test equipment made of aluminium, steel or lightweight materials for the precise recording and checking of your components. The cross-industry experienced experts in our jig and jig construction are constantly in close consultation with you in order to implement a needs-based implementation for you at any time.

Your benefits:

  • Design, manufacture and qualification of test equipment from a single source

  • Professional advice thanks to many years of cross-industry experience

  • Structure of your test equipment according to the specifications in terms of construction and design

  • Detailed documentation creation in the form of parts lists, drawings, QM documents and specifications

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Finishing

Functional & decorative surface refinement.

With us you can choose from numerous innovative processes for finishing the components we manufacture. In addition to the visual and haptic enhancement, the focus is also on increasing durability and improving the material properties in general.

Your advantages:

 

  • Numerous innovative processes for surface treatment

  • Optimal coordination workflow thanks to holistic support

  • Greatest possible time efficiency through a high level of vertical integration and having the technologies available directly in-house

  • Unique development and manufacturing expertise for perfect results

 

We use the following procedures for you, among others:

  • Metalizing

  • Chrome plating

  • Chrome-like paint

  • Water transfer printing

  • Paint

  • Laminating

Assembly of components

Always have the whole picture in view.

In addition to the manufacture of individual parts, we also offer the assembly of complete assemblies. Our employees, who have many years of experience, assemble pre-series and small series of rear lights and headlights as well as all types of interior modules, such as center consoles, door panels or vents, for example in the automotive sector.

In other industries, such as B. the aerospace industry, among other things, complex assemblies consisting of around 3,500 components per aircraft are assembled and delivered to our customers already painted. In addition to professional installation, you will of course also benefit from our full service claim.

On request, we can also take on logistics tasks in addition to the procurement of all purchased parts such as electronics, clamps or lamps. From delivery in the appropriate packaging to labeling according to your individual requirements, your personal contact will ensure a smooth workflow.

Your advantages:

  • Fully functional, coordinated, assembled, tested and installable units

  • Full service from a single source

  • Services individually tailored to your needs

  • Top quality through complete documentation

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