Mechanical Engineering

Aircraft door mechanismIn theory, any product that physically does something and/or moves, has a mechanical aspect to it, we can probably assist in its design.  To be efficient and work well, a product's design needs to be engineered using Mechanical Engineering principles, be it the correct use of fasteners, material selection or design to withstand a particular application.  Our Mechanical Engineering knowledge and experience combined with the latest design tools are an integral part of a project, these help ensure success.

As part of our mechanical engineering service, we use computer-aided engineering (CAE) programs to perform design and analysis processes, including 3D computer-aided design (CAD). This method has many benefits, including easier and more exhaustive visualisation of products, the ability to create virtual assemblies of parts, and the ease of use in designing mating interfaces and tolerances.

Other CAE programs commonly used for mechanical engineering include analysis tools to predict product response to expected loads, including fatigue life and manufacturability. These tools include finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).

Using CAE programs, the mechanical design can quickly and cheaply be iterated so the design process to develop a product can better meet cost, performance, and other constraints. No physical prototype need be created until the design nears completion, allowing many designs to be evaluated, instead of a relative few. In addition, CAE analysis programs can model complicated physical phenomena which are not practical to be fully solved by hand, such as viscoelasticity, complex contact between mating parts, or non-Newtonian flows.