Design Team

Over twenty in house designers with an average of 23 years experience in automotive machine and fixture design.

Software:

  • SolidWorks (3D Mechanical Design)
  • Enterprise PDM (Data Management)
  • PDM (Data Management)
  • Auto Cad 2D
  • UG/NX (3D Mechanical Design)
  • Catia (3D Mechanical Design)
  • Mechanical Desktop
  • Draft sight

Yearly software classes covering updates and quarterly in-house discussions focusing on best practices within engineering team.

Design focus:

  • Lessons Learned / History
  • Safety (OSHA)
  • Reliability and Maintainability
  • Ergonomics (HSE)
  • Ease of Manufacture
  • Robust Process
  • Ease of Serviceable Components

Engineering Process:

  • Customer Specs
  • Scope
  • Schedule
  • Budget

Design Process:

  • Preliminary Design
  • Internal Review
  • Complete Design
  • Customer Review
  • Complete Detail
  • Check
  • Release To Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Build Floor Support
  • Review and Update As built
  • Prepare Deliverables (Format to customers spec)
    • Operation and Maintenance Manual (CD & Hard Copy)
    • Mechanical Assembly Drawings (CD)
    • Electrical / Controls Documentation (CD)
    • 3rd Party Documentation (CD) (Purchased Components)
    • PLC Program (CD)
    • HMI Programs (CD)

Design Overflow:

Well established relationship with outside design vendors that extend our workforce and capabilities.

Data:

  • UG
  • CATIA
  • IGES
  • STEP