SDC MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CUSTOM AUTOMATED MACHINE DESIGN
We are a problem-solving company. From automated assembly and processing machines, to integrated packing and material handling solutions, to custom testing and inspection stations, SDC specializes in designing and engineering custom solutions for your most complex automation needs. Our engineering team has years of extensive, hands-on experience in mechanical motion, complex and detailed automated machine design and delivering robust, creative systems.
We pair cutting-edge technology with factory-proven methods to conceptualize, design and deliver quality automated machines to our customers. Our years of experience ensure you receive a thoughtful, cost-effective approach to achieve your production and automation goals.
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3D CONCEPTING, DESIGNING AND CREATING: MECHANICAL DESIGN AUTOMATION TOOLS
SDC exclusively uses SolidWorks Engineering Software to draft complete design concepts in 3D before we build any automated machine. SolidWorks allows us to design faster, more accurately, and more economically than traditional CAD environments.
SolidWorks is created with collaboration in mind, allowing us to rapidly produce complete machine designs for your review. Your project’s data is automatically updated whenever changes are made, so you’ll be able to see the most up-to-date version, no matter where we are in the development chain. Since we work within a shared data environment, our experienced team of engineers, programmers, and machine builders can work simultaneously to ensure a faster delivery of your automated machine.
We’re able to expand our collaborative capabilities further by easily packing our designs in 2D and 3D formats and share them with our customers. Our 3D virtual models allows us to bring our designs to life to provide clear, easy-to-understand views that can even simulate the functions and motions of the machine. Throughout the entire design process, we implement the latest proven technologies to increase machine performance, reliability and reduce safety risks.
PROCESS FOR CUSTOM AUTOMATED MACHINE PROJECTS
We evaluate projects in every industry and application to determine whether we can help our client’s produce, process, test and pack their products faster, safer, more efficiently and less expensive than their current processes.
Concept & Machine Proposal
After gathering all the necessary information, our mechanical engineering team drafts a machine concept accompanied by an official project proposal, including machine pricing and delivery timeline is submitted.
Each project is assigned a lead engineer and a dedicated SDC team. A project kick-off meeting is held to ensure all the fine details are understood before the project moves into the design phase.
Machine Design and Production
Our custom machines are designed, detailed, built and programmed in-house. The design and time to manufacturer depends heavily on the complexity of the project, but our open communication policy means our clients are updated every step of the way.
To ensure best performance, our machines undergo rigorous testing and analysis before they are released to production. We conduct comprehensive acceptance testing at SDC, and at our client’s facility.
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