Leichtwerk AG has its own factory for prototyping which is also licensed for prototype construction of aircraft structures. Both metal and fiber reinforced structures can be manufactured there. The maximum hardening temperature of fiber reinforced structures lies at 180°C, with the option of very thick laminates being made.
The particular advantage of prototype construction lies in the short routes between development and production. As such, complex projects can be realized within a short time.
Electromagnetic transmitting and receiving aerials were designed, engineered, licensed, and subsequently installed at the Do 228 Polar 2 station for the Alfred Wegener Institute. These aerials serve to measure the vertical distance to water. Ice thicknesses can be determined by measuring the difference between flying altitude and the ground.