Igniting Momentum through Insight and Input
WCS Industries’ team is enthusiastic and experienced when it comes to mechanical design and analysis. We know how important it is to have momentum in a project. It comes through a combination of consensus, small successes that build on each other, and good chemistry. The best ideas and the best results spark from that momentum. That’s the kind of engineering design and analysis partner we want to be for you.
WCS Industries engineers will perform a Process Analysis on your part to determine the optimal manufacturing strategy. Based on the quantity, component geometries, performance and cost objectives, our engineers will develop a process that best fits your needs for cost reduction and quality.
Analysis of Customer Product
We’re going to ask you questions like:
- What are you doing with the component?
- What is the end part?
- What is the end application?
We typically start the mechanical process analysis and design process by analyzing your application and requirements. When reviewing springs, we’ll take into consideration the cycle life, functional tolerances on loads, rates, and both outside and inside diameters. When reviewing cold-headed and machined parts, strength of material, field failure rate and the optimal blend of manufacturing processes are all taken into account. Hardness, cleanliness and dimensionality of certain components can also be factors to weigh.
After review, we’ll recommend our solution – including the proper material and finish. WCS Industries also has the ability to reverse engineer customer products and provide the dimensions needed to create a drawing or blue print. When applicable, our component design review is aided by the use of appropriate software [for example, spring design software ASD7].
Other Testing is Done Using an Assortment of In-House Equipment, Including:
- Keyence I.M. System
- Optical Comparator
- Larson Flash 11Tester
- Dial Calipers
- Pin Gages
- SAS LST5000-PC Life Cycle Tester
- Six Test Stations
- Max Total Load (1,080 lbs)
- Max Total Load per Channel (180 lbs)
- Max Cycle Test Speed of 25 HZ (90,000/hr)
- Max Stroke 2.36″