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Innovation of the Dutch window frame: The Kapla concept

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Author: Geurts, C.P.W. · Kroon, J.C.A. de · Bouma, P.W.
Publisher: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Place: Eindhoven
Source:Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISAR2003): The Future Site, 21-25 September / Edited by G. Maas, F. van Gassel, 671-675
Identifier: 330496
ISBN: 90-6814-574-6
Keywords: Innovation


The development of the Kapla@ window frame means a breakthrough in the timber window frame market in the Netherlands. This development is a typical example of a combined process and product innovation, a joint project with the relevant branch organizations. The success of the Kapla@ window frame proved that the methodology developed works well for such innovations. Special tools for mounting the window frame have been developed