Manufacturing Planning & Services 

Our unique linkage to the material databases, testing facilities, and expertise resident at the Alcoa Technical Center provides an essential advantage.

  • Product Form & Process Selection
  • Component Forming Analysis
    • Manufacturing Analysis: Component Fabrication
      • Sheet forming analysis
      • Extrusion forming analysis
        • Bending (Stretch Forming, Rotary Draw Bending, Press Forming)
        • Hydroforming
  • Joining Analysis & Recommendation
    • Manufacturing Analysis: Joining & Assembly
      • Design input to balance performance and manufacturability
        • Joint geometry
        • Thickness combinations
        • Alloy combinations
        • Filler wire selection
      • Specification of joint gap requirements for robotic welding
      • Development of assembly sequence
      • Dimensional analysis with understanding of in-process distortion
      • Weld sequencing to minimize impact of weld distortion
      • Estimates of weld speed and cycle times
  • Assembly Sequence Analysis
  • Dimensional Planning and 3D Variation Analysis
  • Prototyping