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Engineering & Design

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

3D computer simulation for impact testing, thermal testing, tolerance analysis, FEA automation and more.

Services


DESIGN

We can provide CAD modeling, fixture design, and manufacturing drawings with GD&T and ANSI standards. 

We generally use the simulation software Abaqus, but are also experienced with ANSYS and Creo Simulate. 

We can simulate any kind of material, e.g. metal, plastic, ceramics, rubber, foam, or composites. 

Additionally, we can simulate any adhesives or coatings so we can apply fracture mechanics to predict potential product failures.


LIFE CYCLE

We can use structural dynamic analysis to simulate static & dynamic load conditions across the life cycle of the product, including forces from sliding, displacement, vibration and friction. 

 

 


TeSTING

IMPACT & DROP TESTING
We can simulate drop and impact testing to help you identify areas of concerns before packaging testing begins.

THERMAL & MECHANICAL STRESS TESTING
We use 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) softwares like FloTHERM, FloTHERM XT or ANSYS Icepack to predict airflow and heat transfer of electronic components. Recommending design changes if necessary.


    UNDERSTANDING YOUR DESIGN

    Using the concept of multiphysics to simulate different aspects of the design that work together, such as electric and magnetic fields for electromagnetism or pressure and velocity for sound, can help us understand how your design will perform in the real world.


    ANALYSIS

    We can perform tolerance analysis to ensure that the design is six sigma compliant. Methods may include 2D tolerance stacks, 3D Monte Carlo simulations, and datum conversions. 


    AUTOMATION

    We can create scripts to automate simulation for routine testing by changing various geometry, materials and load parameters. We can also provide training for the user-friendly program interface.


    On-Site TRAINING

    We can provide on-site training, including:

    • Finite element analysis (FEA) for simulation, automation and special topics.
    • Designing experiments for six sigma compliance.
    • Product variation analysis using Monte Carlo simulation.
    • Tolerance analysis.