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Serial production

The serial production starts with the painting of the sheet-metal (about 0,3mm thick), for this, printing style sheets are made, which are streched on to the printing drum. Then, with the offset-printing-process, the sheet metal is printed.

After that, the tin plates are dried in electronically regulated drying chambers.

Printing Press
Printing Press
Printing Style Sheet
Printing Style Sheet
Printing Drums
Printing Drums
Drying Chambers
Drying Chambers
Printed Sheet Metal
Printed Sheet Metal

In the following these tin plates are punched, shaped with hydraulic presses and bended, until the final form is reached. Therefore one needs tool-inserts like this one, which are put in special mountings, in big machines.

Serial Production
Serial Production
Serial Production
Tool-insert
Tool-insert
Punching and Stamping Machine
Punching and Stamping Machine

Of these tool-inserts we need up to 15 pieces for every tin toy part (for example the fenders), because some elements are worked on multiple. We build these tools in a close contact to the museums and archives of the manufacturer (for example John Deere), in our own toolmaker department. If possible with the original technical drawings. Therefore we also use very expensive machines, like electric wire-tracers or sparktracers.

Toolmaker Department
Toolmaker Department
Spark Tracer
Spark Tracer
Original Mold Production
Original Mold Production
Ready tool-insert
Ready tool-insert

For the production of these molds one needs years of experience and specific knowledge of the material, to reach an optimal transformation process and highest quality.

Some extension parts of the toys are manufactured with a pneumatic die-cast machine (for example the wheel rims, the exhaust of the John Deere tractor or the winding up key).

Die-cast machine
Die-cast machine
Die-cast parts
Die-cast parts
John Deere exhaust
John Deere exhaust
Smaller parts are reprocessed on more handy machines
Reprocessing smaller parts
Connecting shafts
Connecting shafts
Stamping the garage-roof
Stamping the garage-roof
During the production, there are continually quality controls
Quality controls during the production
Punching holes
Punching holes
Ready parts
Ready parts

The manufactured parts are fitted to assembly groups and then reach the final assembly, where they are put together with lovingly, skilled handiwork.

Hawkey lorry cab
Hawkey lorry cab
Assembled hawkey firetruck
Assembled hawkey firetruck
Final assembly
Final assembly of the tin garage
Final assembly

At the tractor, for example, 300 steps are necessary, until the model is ready.

300 steps
300 steps
300 steps
300 steps

After the final assembly, the toys pass through a function control, are packed and go to the shipping department.