|All development is carried out in our facility in Nykvarn, Stockholm. We consider our relative smallness along with an uncircumscribed control over our assortment an absolute strength. No one but us has the influence over our self-developed products and their properties, what to prioritize, what levellings to consider and what method to use to achieve maximum performance at a competitive price. Things to take into account are choice of material, production method, durability, flexibility, radiuses, airflow, density, cooling properties, fitment and packaging. All of the mentioned aspects are under our control.|
Found below is a presentation of our facilities, our machinery, our test equipment and gear, our way of procedure and what we have to take into consideration.
The first thing we do is to analyze the demand. Is there a place for the envisioned product on the market? Who/which are the target group? It is not out of necessity for every product alone to generate good profit on its own. Many of the products we develop and distribute are part of our assortment just to contribute to the width that we, and many others, righteously consider us to offer. Other products are there only to strengthen the brand and, for what it´s worth, offer the possibility for car enthusiasts to keep on driving their gems. We are never going to sell any considerable volumes, but it´s a good notion to have the entire range of hoses for a Porsche 930 Turbo. A tasteful sentence. Other products that we beforehand don´t expect to reach any substantial volume, nor extended revenue, sometimes end up selling way better than any anticipation.
3D-scanning, 3D-printing and CAD is used on close to every single product development. The 3D-scanning allows us to scan a given area of a car or a specific detail to have as a starting point from which the new detail will be based. Let´s say we are developing a new inlet hose that will sit in a very tight engine bay, like on the Porsche in the picture. A scanning of the actual engine bay gives us the space the designed hose will sit in. When these two digital files are combined in the computer, we get an instant grasp of where the hose will interfere, how and where we can work with the hose to enable better airflow and what critical areas there are. As we feel content with this, a 3D-printing is done of the detail in question, in this case the inlet hose, for test fit on the car. Despite the 3D-scanning being very precise we always double check physically as well, before proceeding to the airflow testing.
The next step is to measure the pressure drop of the 3D-model and compare it to the original. We always strive to accomplish as much of an improvement as possible. Measuring is done at five different flow rates through our Superflow SF-1020 device. Based on these a graph is set up to clearly visualize the possible improvement of airflow achieved. This device enables the possibility for us to try out several different designs, weighing these against each other to source the best option.
Once the prototype is manufactured, the airflow is controlled again to certain ourselves nothing deviates from the 3D-model. What´s more, we perform rigorous in-car temperature testing. All driving is recorded using very accurate testing gear, the results are compiled and graphs are made – all in order to visually display the improvement we have hoped to reach.
As the final product is home, ready for dispatch, one last check is done before it´s sent to the customer. Accessories are gathered, mounting instructions attached and the packaging is checked ultimately, then the parcel leaves us for a happy customer.