Product Development

UCC Product Development

Requirements for product designs, redesigns, or reverse-engineering can stem from such issues as obsolete parts, mechanical or performance failures, regulation changes, long production schedules, or inefficient spare parts availability in mission-critical applications. A part or assembly that requires a redesign or reverse engineering must meet fast turnarounds along with the necessary technical improvements to minimize unexpected failures and costly downtimes. UCC’s turnkey Product Development, Redesign, and Reverse-Engineering services mitigate these potential risks by providing high-quality, reliable products. UCC continually invests in state-of-the-art software and equipment, which allows our expert engineers to design superior products that outperform non-UCC parts and products. Our turnkey workflow includes performance analysis, precision inspection, troubleshooting, product concepts, modifications, designs, and reproduction for critical parts and components.

 

Capabilities

3D Laser Scanning
• Quickly captures measurements of any physical object
• Ensures parts are dimensionally equivalent
• Precision scans capture 100% reality

3D Modeling with Finite Element Analysis
• Fast calculations and improved accuracy for simulation
• Enables seamless product development workflows

Computational Fluid Dynamics
• Theoretically simulate any physical condition
• Ability to examine any location of interest and interpret its performance through a set of thermal and flow parameters

Scanning Electron Microscope
• All imaging is calibrated to a traceable standard allowing for easy-to-apply analysis
• Provides qualitative elemental analysis that can be used to examine defects and identify the elemental composition

 

3D Printing
• Faster production of fully functional parts
• Cost-effective market testing and physical demonstration

Electron Dispersive Spectroscopy
• Provides quantitative data for quick elemental analysis
• Most frequently used chemical analysis tool in failure analysis

 

Areas of Application

• Utility Plants
• Steam Plants
• Heavy Industrial Facilities
• Chemical Plants
• Steel Mills
• Pulp and Paper Mills
• Cement Plants

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