Engineering analysis distinguishes true engineering design from “tinkering”. Once you’ve conceived alternative solutions to your design problem, you need to analyze those solutions and then decide which solution is best suited for implementation. Analysis is the evaluation of the proposed designs. At Porticos, effective use of simulation reduces development costs and time to market. After analyzing your alternative solutions, you need to decide and document which design solution is the best.
Computer models and prototypes yield valuable information to assist in the decision phase. Porticos will conduct dynamic, static, and/or thermal analysis using the Solidworks Simulation FEA software package. Solidworks is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer program that allows us to raise the quality of your products while reducing costs for prototypes and testing by easily subjecting our designs to real world conditions.
Since every design problem is unique and requires different types of analysis, we utilize a variety of methods to assess viability. Tolerance analysis will be conducted on interfaces that are identified as critical for function using a Porticos’ proprietary software application. We believe that a thorough understanding of variation in part dimensions and assembly constraints propagate across parts and assemblies, and how that total variation affects the capability of a design to achieve its design requirements within the process capabilities of manufacturing organizations and supply chains.
Our next level engineering analysis methods provide us with the ability to exceed expectations while sill maintaining our commitment to providing innovative solutions to our customers needs. Our tag line says it all: “Product Designed for the Way We’re Designed”. For us, it’s more than a slogan—it’s a mission to look at technology from the perspective of the person who will be using it. Porticos will continue working with great partners who are humanizing the technology that we create through our collaborations.