MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGIES

Expert in choosing the best materials and technologies for each stage in the development process.

SLA and SLS 3D-printing can be used to make parts with a broad range of properties in a matter of a day or two.

Rapid prototyping gets a project to the point of being "real", for bench testing, air flow and heat transfer tests, EMI/RFI assessment, and focus groups.

Polymer and elastomer parts can be designed for injection molding, structural foam molding, blow molding, rotational molding, vacuum or pressure forming.

Gas-assist injection molding enables the production of large plastic parts with less residual stress, using lower-tonnage presses.

Dip-brazing can be used to create complex parts with high feature density for low weight, high strength, and demanding heat-transfer applications.

Aluminum die casting and secondary machining can yield feature-rich parts with high strength-to-weight ratios and superior heat transfer capabilities.

The effective use of functional datum structures produces consistent high-quality parts and assemblies, starting at the early prototype stage all the way through to high volume production.

Knowing how to creatively combine materials and process technologies leads to cost-effective design solutions that maximize return on investment and minimize time to market.

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