30 August 2016
30 August 2016
Innova Engineering has purchased and established a new Research and Development facility in Santa Ana, California, US, allowing for an expansion of capabilities and services offered by the engineering firm.
With over 22 years of experience in the product development industry, Innova Engineering says it supports manufacturers in the medical, aerospace, automotive and consumer product industries, utilising computer simulation with a process-driven conceptual engineering model to help clients develop new products and bring them to market, as well as sustaining and improving products already in the marketplace.
The new research facility is expected to support Innova’s testing, engineering, and fabrication services and is a part of a company wide growth initiative that will see Innova expand their current product simulation services to include prototype testing and fabrication services.
“Innova already enjoys a strong reputation among our clients for our considerable experience in computer simulation tools in product design applications,” said John Cogger, President of Innova Engineering. “The new R&D facility will allow us to take our clients beyond the conceptual design engineering process into physical fabrication and prototype testing.”
Innova Engineering prides itself in solving difficult engineering problems for clients through simulation and computer modeling, whereby problems are solved for client firms through simulation and analysis. Once the solutions are proven successful, Innova transfers the methods, techniques, expertise, and software applications to the client. Innova explains how its simulation methods include predicting component behaviour during functional cycling, optimising component design to achieve best-in-class results, applying non-intuitive load cases and evaluating product performance, and predicting and correcting potential failures before they occur.
With a successful history of helping clients develop their products for market, the R&D facility represents the next step in Innova’s service offerings. The new space in Santa Ana will allow the company to combine testing and fabrication services with its current simulation services and provide further support to manufacturers seeking help in product development.
Innova Engineering currently offers a range of services including:
Material selection with physical and mathematical validation.
Product and tooling design and detailed development.
Manufacturing simulation for moulding, forging, casting, etc.
Design for manufacturing and assembly.
Performance based non-linear finite element analysis.
Product prototyping and limited run soft tooling and first articles.
Method development and mentoring toward technology and software.
The newly acquired facility is already established and operational, currently supporting development of an advanced automated assembly line for pilot scale production of a medical device.
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