"Need a prototype fast? We measure turnaround time in hours, not days."
As PCDworks founder Mike Rainone often says: “Get Physical Fast!”
Turning a conceptual design into a physical prototype is one of the most important and exciting steps in developing new products. PCDworks maintains strong, on-site Prototyping Facilities and Testing Facilities, allowing clients to quickly test and confirm design ideas and hypothesis in a laboratory environment.
With over 12,000 square feet of laboratory and testing facilities, and an extraordinary team of product design experts, PCDworks can create a physical representation of nearly any product you can dream up. Whether you need a look-alike model, a test apparatus, or a fully functional design – PCDworks will help you go from ideation to functioning prototype in record time.
Below is an abbreviated list of PCDworks prototyping and testing capabilities. Is there something you need done that isn’t listed? Call us, we probably can do it.
- CNC machining (2 CNC mills [1 macro, 1 micro] and a CNC router)
- Metalworking (lathe, mill, polishing, grinding, etc.)
- Sand casting
- Investment casting
- Woodworking for pattern and model making
- Carbon fiber and composite fabrication
- Vacuum forming
- Clay and resin modeling and moldmaking
- Environmental chamber
- Controlled temperature and humidity control
- LabVIEW data acquisition
- Almost all of the equipment in PCDworks testing and instrumentation laboratory is capable of interfacing with our labVIEW data acquisition system, which means all test results can be saved, analyzed, and delivered to our customers.
- Radial position
- Linear position
- Custom built fixtures
- Working in non-traditional areas often means testing a new device for which there is no existing method to check its performance. PCDworks frequently builds customized testing fixtures designed to perform targeted tests for specific client applications. Examples include:
- Custom blowers
- Custom torque applicators
- MEMS testing circuits
- Controlled velocity fluid flows