Mechanical Engineering Service providers provide engineering services in the area of design, analysis, validation, verification during the product and development cycle of a mechanical engineering project.
Engineering Services, CAD/CAM/CAE: Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs are used along with Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) tools to design, analyse and help manufacture mechanical tools, engines, machines etc., They are widely used for Concept Sketching, 2D Design & Drafting, 3D Modeling, Prototyping, and Performance & Safety Analysis.
Some of the popular tools used are:
- Computer Aided Design (CAD): CAD tools such as CATIA, Pro/Engineer, Unigraphics, SolidWorks and AutoCAD etc.,
- Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE): CAE tools (Validation and verification) such asAnsys, NASTRAN, ABAQUS, Cosmosworks, P3 Thermal and HyperWorks etc.,
- Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM):- CAM tools such as CATIA, Solid Edge, CAMWorks, HyperMill etc.,
Jigs and Fixtures Designing Services: Jigs and Fixtures are production work holding devices used during manufacture / mass production of component or assembly on repeatable basis accurately. They are special purpose tools used to eliminate non productive time in the processes and to increase the productivity. Jigs and Fixtures are used for fully or partial automation of work when the workpiece is difficult to hold without special equipment.
Fixtures: A fixture is a work holding device which holds and positions the workplace, but does not guide or locate or position the cutting tool.
Jigs: A Jig is defined as the device which holds and positions the workplace, locates or guides the tool related to the workplace and usually is not fixed on the machine table.
Tool and Die Design Services: Tool design is a process of planning, designing, developing and analysis of tools, methods and procedures necessary to increase manufacturing efficiency and productivity. The design of a tool depends on the function to be performed by that tool.
A Die is a specialized tool used by manufacturers to cut, shape and form a wide variety of products and components. Like molds and templates, dies are generally customized and uniquely matched to the products they are used to create.
Metal Fabrication and Assembly Services: Metal fabrication is the building of metal structures by cutting, bending, and assembling processes. It is a value added process that involves the construction of machines and structures from various raw materials. Large fab shops will employ a multitude of value added processes in one plant or facility including welding, cutting, forming and machining.
Industrial Coating Services: A coating is a covering that is applied to the surface of an object, usually referred to as the substrate. The purpose of applying the coating may be decorative, functional, or both. The coating itself may be an all-over coating, completely covering the substrate, or it may only cover parts of the substrate.
Industry standards define three types of coatings. They are metallic, organic and inorganic.
Metal coatings provide essential and diversified ways of protection that varies on the kind of metal to be used. There are two determinants of metal coatings, one is for rust protection by the application of a firm build coat and the other one is the appropriate decorative topcoat. Cadmium, zinc, aluminum, nickel-chromium and cobalt-chromium are used as corrosive coatings as they are extremely moisture resistant and therefore help inhibit the development of rust and the eventual deterioration of metal.
Polyester, polyurethane and plastisol are popular organic coatings. High-tech organic fluoropolymers, including PTFE, PFA and FEP, are some of the most widely used coatings available today.
Zinc, ceramic and porcelain are versatile inorganic coatings.
However, most coatings contain a combination of organic, synthetic and inorganic materials, including solvents, pigments, fillers and extenders. These additives improve the application and curing process. Some intumescent coatings contain fire-resistant additives that are intended for high-heat areas.
Forging Services: Forging is a manufacturing process involving the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces. The blows are delivered with hammer (often a power hammer) or a die. Forging is often classified according to the temperature at which it is performed: cold forging (a type of cold working), warm forging, or hot forging (a type of hot working).