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Zahner Invents

Zahner Labs

Zahner invites our design and fabrication partners from around the world to take a closer look at some of our latest new product ideas, provide feedback, and be part of the Zahner Labs process. We design, build, test and analyze in a series of short sprints that enable fast iterations. New designs pass through stage gate evaluations that become progressively more rigorous, going from prototype, to field testing, to full-scale market launch and commercialization.

We believe that innovation and collaboration can thrive with sound methods and great teams. Welcome to Zahner Labs.

R&D Review

Labs Report 001

Over the past several months we have released three new concepts (see below)—starting points in the process developing new approaches. As everyone in our industry knows, the concept phase is challenging, as it’s difficult to know what is useful. To see what we’ve found, view the first in a series of reports on what we’ve found through our explorations.

See the Latest

Bead Rolling

Cut, punch, mark, form, slice, texturize, and roll. The CNC punch press is an architect’s dream tool for digital fabrication. Explore a few of the ways wheel forming can be used to stiffen panels—and create innovative designs and material effects.

Custom Perf Reimagined

ImageLines

Zahner’s ImageWall system has provided architects with the ability to create image-based, custom-perforated metal panels from many years. Now, Zahner Labs is developing an exciting new twist for perforated images: ImageLines.

3D Perforated Panels

Louver Surface

Louver Surface is a product prototype for a new category of perforated metal panel that features robotically bent tabs and louvers, providing custom transparency, articulation, and open-air values.

Video Freeform Robotic Polishing
Video Robot Assisted Welding
Video Robotic Wheeling

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