ASET Services has developed and obtained a wide variety of engineering tools and capabilities that compliment our product testing programs. This allows us to provide manufacturers with a wide variety of engineering services which can often make product development faster easier, and more economical.
Our software allows us to easily create virtually any assembly or and component. If you have an existing part, ASET can use reverse-engineering to develop a digital model. If you have a concept in mind, ASET can work with you to develop a final geometry.
Most people are aware that solid models can be used to generate two dimensional drawings and prints but they can also be used to quickly evaluate a number of design features. These can include material volume, component weight, as well as to explore contact and compression situations that may develop during packaging and shipping.
Often the next step after developing a 3D solid model is to develop a prototype. ASET Services can provide rapid prototyping of parts and assemblies using SLA prototyping. These parts are often useful to provide a concrete representation of the digital part. In some cases these prototypes can even be used as test specimens.
ASET offers a limited injection molding rapid prototyping service. The prototyping service has limited material selections, but with a quick turn-around time. The size of the prototype injection molder places some limitations on the total volume and minimum thickness of an individual part.
Finite Element Analysis & Simulation
One of the advantages of using digital CAD models during a design process is that they can easily be used to conduct finite element analysis. ASET Services is able to offer clients static, modal, and transient finite element analysis. We can also conduct 3-D rigid body kinematic simulations.
Modeling sports surface performance is a complicated process and few companies have more experience in this than ASET Services. ASET will work with manufacturers to establish realistic goals for virtual design simulations. While simulation results may vary greatly from actual testing, they can indicate design trends and help to determine critical design features. Advance knowledge of these trends and features can greatly reduce the number of physical prototype iterations iterations.
“The art of engineering is the ability to make decisions based on insufficient information.”
Prof. Werner Soedel
Purdue University (1995)