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Ten percent sales increase for the company’s 20th anniversary

1zu1 Prototypes continues to grow unabated in its twentieth year of existence.

Seven new apprentices at 1zu1 Prototypes

For years, 1zu1 Prototypes has been specifically recruiting female trainees for its technical professions. And this year we’ve been successful once again.

1zu1 Prototypes is Vorarlberg's best family business

1zu1 Prototypes has been voted the best family business in Vorarlberg by the Austrian daily newspaper “Wirtschaftsblatt”. The owner-managed high-tech company is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Its workforce has grown from 2 to 150 employees since its foundation.

On course for further growth in our anniversary year

1zu1 turns 20 this year amid continuing strong demand – reason enough for everyone involved to be happy! After a very successful fiscal year 2015, the company’s growth will continue unabated in 2016 – in terms of employees, systems and sales. For this reason, 1zu1 is continuing to invest in new equipment and technologies.

Injection molding in the cleanroom

We are delighted to be able to offer a brand new service: 1zu1 now has two new injection-molding machines for products in ISO Class 8 cleanroom quality, which are at our customers’ disposal. This opens up a completely new chapter for sterile prototypes and small series.

First certification in Austria

1zu1 is the first company in Austria to have its quality management certified in accordance with the new ISO 9001:2015 standard via an audit by DEKRA. The audit enables us to meet the increasingly challenging requirements of certain customers and ensure the quality of our future growth and internationalization.

Swarovski AG – fingertip precision

Six years ago, the world-famous Austrian company Swarovski added elegant stationery to its product range. To test the international response to a new ballpoint pen collection, 1zu1 Prototypes was commissioned to produce ballpoint pen models in six different designs.

1zu1 Prototypes offers aseptic production in cleanroom quality

The Dornbirn-based high-tech company 1zu1 Prototypes can now manufacture injection-molded prototypes and small series in cleanroom quality. The company has invested almost one million euros in this area in recent months.

Tinkering for the future

The Dornbirn-based high-tech company 1zu1 Prototypes produces metal and plastic prototypes for its domestic and international customers. Apprentice trainer Daniel Schäffler provides some fascinating insights into the award-winning training company.

1zu1 Prototypen als Vorreiter

Managing Director Humml: “An important step forward in quality assurance” – certification through DEKRA

3D printing: the third dimension

Rapid prototyping, 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) are on everyone’s lips and in constant flux. In the past, rapid prototyping meant the production of models and prototypes. Today, we tend to talk about 3D printing and AM, which together encompass a number of production processes for prototypes, tools or finished parts. For small batches, individual pieces or complex shapes, 3D-printing processes have become hard to beat.

Nine apprentices start their careers at 1zu1 Prototypes

“Our search for apprentices was very successful this year,” says Managing Director Hannes Hämmerle. “However, it was evident that there are many other good employers in the Dornbirn area who are also involved in apprentice training”.

Live music to enjoy

This summer, the “Ländle Talente Compilation” will once again present young Vorarlberg-based musicians (bands, soloists, DJs) on three Saturday evenings in August – live from the market square in Dornbirn.

All things Vorarlberg with Hannes Hämmerle

The health of his employees is a top priority for Hannes Hämmerle. Nevertheless (or exactly because of this), the entrepreneur is doing very well with his company 1zu1 Prototypes.

1zu1 Prototypes is awarded the silver “salvus”

Employee health program impresses the jury – company receives seal of approval

Measuring success

During World Cup races, luge athletes hurtle down the ice track at speeds of up to 130 km/h. This season, the aim was to make the Austrian team even faster thanks to completely redesigned sleds. On February 2, 2015 this goal was achieved – Wolfgang Kindl from Austria’s Tyrol region took first place in the men's single-seater race at the World Cup in Lillehammer. The basis for this newly developed sports equipment was provided by 1zu1 Prototypes.

1zu1 Prototypes invests in its training workshop

Seven new apprentices – trainees account for more than 20 percent of the workforce

1zu1 Prototypes offers innovative materials for vacuum casting

Heat-resistant, flame-retardant and shatter-proof plastics – and now also with light-diffusing properties

Dropping out to achieve success

Wolfgang Humml and Hannes Hämmerle have received the Hans Huber Recognition Award for their development of young professionals.

1zu1 Rapid Manufacturing – Jig and fixture construction

Good news from our rapid manufacturing and 3D printing department: No matter what kind of “little helper” you need for production, we can make it for you. Our outstanding expertise in jig and fixture construction means we can offer you three clear advantages: fast production of plastic fixtures within a few days, sensationally low costs compared to in-house production, and a high degree of design freedom.

1zu1 – Customs clearance process for Switzerland and Liechtenstein

We are back with news from the world of officialdom: According to the Austrian tax office we are required to adjust our delivery and customs clearance process for Switzerland and Liechtenstein with immediate effect. Indeed, prototype manufacturing services are now classified as “normal trade”, which makes export customs clearance compulsory.

Long night of research – 2,000 technophiles visit 1zu1 Prototypes

The inaugural Long Night of Research (Lange Nacht der Forschung) proved a great success for 1zu1 Prototypes. Almost 2,000 people with an interest in the Dornbirn-based company’s technology visited its training workshop – and marveled at various high-tech processes including 3D printing. However, the star of the evening was definitely Roboy.

1zu1 Prototypes is one of the five locations chosen for the Long Night of Research

On April 4, 2014 from 5 pm to 11 pm, Vorarlberg’s innovative centers will open their doors to give visitors some exciting insights into their work as part of the Long Night of Research (LNF). Numerous experiments and interesting demonstrations await you during an evening of shared fascination and discovery.

1zu1 Prototypes invests in new technologies and expands its production capacity

Investments to reach two million euros by the end of 2014

Climbing in Laserz is like coming home

Andy Holzer, the internationally renowned blind mountaineer, is referring to himself when he says that it’s fascinating what can be achieved from humble beginnings. In our interview he explains why he climbs mountains, describes his past experiences and planned expeditions – and tells us what any of this has to do with 1zu1 Prototypes.