Which steps are necessary to produce a ski binding?
First of all our researchers create an idea for a new model or a new technology.
This is analysed in a feasibility study.
If the feasibility analysis is positive, 3D Construction, Mold-Flow Analysis and Finit-Elements-Study follow to find out the optimal construction and to eliminate possible weak points.
Tool Making: At the same time, tools for production of binding parts are made in house, except screws, bolts and springs.
Once the testing phase is complete, series manufacturing begins:
Injection Molding: The plastic parts of the binding are produced by injection molding
Stamping: Production of steel parts
Powder Coating: the non-conductive plastic parts are made conductive on the surface and powder coated.
Tampoprint: 3-dimensional parts are printed with logos and model names
Mounting: Brakes are mounted by the full-automatic brake-mounting machine.:
Quality Assurance: Each binding is measured and calibrated before being exported to assure the quality and safety of the product.
Before the bindings are delivered to the customer, the automatic packaging machine packs them.
Up to 15,000 bindings per day are delivered in more than 40 countries worldwide.
How many single parts is a binding made of?
An alpine ski binding is made up of more than 100 single pieces which need to be mounted to obtain one set of ski bindings.
Top model: Freeflex Pro 17 – more than 180 single parts
Junior SL 45: more than 110 single parts
Resources & Consumption:
For manufacturing of alpine ski bindings, mainly synthetic granulate and steel are needed. For this purpose, here are some facts.
Manufactured resources in tons per year?
Steel: Per year, TYROLIA manufactures 990 tons of steel to produce binding parts and tools. By comparison: that’s the same amount as the weight of 660 Porsche 911
Plastics: Per year, 1609 tons granulate are processed. That’s comparable to the weight of 3 Airbus A-380 planes.
Springs: 10 Millions
Screws: 25 Millions
Bolts: 20 Millions