IDE staff have a broad range of experience. Below are some of the areas of expertise.
We have experience in designing and testing precision mechanisms
such as high-speed printers and paper handling
devices. These mechanisms are designed and manufactured
to tight tolerances to ensure precision movement.
Plastic Injection Molding Part Design
IDE uses Pro/Engineer and SolidWorks to design parts that range
from the simple to the more complex organic shapes using advanced
CAD modeling techniques. Designs are developed to
facilitate injection molding and to minimize process problems such
as sink marks and weld lines. Prototypes can be built
directly from the CAD database using stereolithography (SLA),
fused deposition modeling (FDM), or other techniques.
Mechanical Packaging Design
IDE staff have experience in designing product enclosures,
equipment racks, and other general product
packaging. These designs are usually sheet metal and
may include welded frames or incorporate standard industrial
equipment rack mounts.
We have developed test programs to ensure that products are
packaged safely for shipping. The test program consists of
static drop tests and dynamic vibration tests to simulate the
shocks a product encounters during transportation from your
manufacturing site to your customer's destination.
The design of a part is dependent upon the manufacturing process
that will be used to produce the part. We have
experience with sheet metal, stamping, machining, casting, and
injection molding to name a few. Knowledge of how the
part will be produced is critical in ensuring the part will meet
cost targets and function reliably.