With decades of experience in product design engineering, we have the experience to handle any type of development program. From traditional CAD support to complete production ready databases, our diverse team of mechanical and electrical engineers can provide a full range of activities. We can provide turn-key solutions, or embed ourselves in our client’s existing development teams to provide a little extra push when needed. Whatever the job might be, we’re ready to help.
- Mechanical, electrical, and electro-mechanical engineering support
- Pro-E, Solidworks, and NeXt
- Metal and plastic part design
- Complex surface modeling
- Full assembly and part development
- Material identification and selection
The development of firefighting equipment requires intuitive design, robust engineering, and uncompromising manufacturing. The subtle curves, fluid surfaces, integrated details, and choice of materials visually express the state-of-the-art professional equipment aesthetics and results in a fresh and new product line for Akron Brass. The ergonomic, intuitive design of the handles and switches accommodate a gloved hand, and are located where users need them most. A multi-function elastomeric gasket seals the internals and provides a signature Akron Brass orange color pop. The rear high-impact cover protects the heat fins while providing surface geometry for on-product information and branding.
All components and parts were modeled in ProEngineer, evaluated in ANSYS, fabricated for assembly, and tested for performance prior to manufacturing. Precise mechanical engineering was essential as many of the components required critical interaction. The 48 LEDs are mounted directly to the rear die cast housing and the heat sink and housing are pressed together to ensure optimal heat transfer. Finally, we utilized FEA to measure strength in the engineering of the aluminum enclosures, handles, gaskets, swivel and other components.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING EXAMPLES:
Weldon SceneStarCommercial, Conversion to Manufacturing, Design, Electro-Mechanical System Development, Engineering, Fully Engineered Product Design, Prototyping
Corona Garden ToolsBrand Identity and Logos, Brand Research, Breadboard Models, Buyer / User Experience, Design, Engineering, Ethnographic Research, Fully Engineered Product Design, Home, Prototyping, Research, Strategy, Tools / Equipment
Mr. Heater Propane HeatersConversion to Manufacturing, Fully Engineered Product Design, Hardware, Home