With an average of 20 years experience in design and analysis of complex product development systems, iMetalx believes that a successful customer program is achieved by performing the right combination of activities with a complete, end-to-end methodology focused on outcome. This consulting approach helps customers achieve real, measurable value from each step in the process and from the process as a whole. iMetalx has a deep understanding of technology-enabled product design and development and the changes it requires.

System or Component Program Management

System or Component Technology Development

Process Project Management

Process Technical Development

 

Product Management

Technology Development

 

Engineering

Coordination and reporting
Integrated product team
Purchasing and supply chain

Experienced leadership
Skilled resources
Close coordination
Software CAD and CAE tools like ANSYS, PTC products, PLM, Solidworks, Aqua, NASTRAN, MARC

Key target metric
Stakeholders

Process map with time, value, resources
Customer key product requirements and standards
Streamline with simplify, automate, parallel
Software integration along CAD, CAE, PLM, machining and Inspection

Innovation

Product Concept & Business Case Feedback
Technoeconomics, feasibility studies, trade studies, budget, de-risk milestones
Intellectual Property Management
Public/Private partnerships for funding, research, licensing, permits and commercialization

Prototype design and testing
Integrated Product Development Team w/domain experts
Detailed Techno-economics Monitoring
Software simulations of sub-systems
Subsystem Testing
Software simulation of global systems
Global system testing

New Product Development Process

Technology Consulting

iMetalx utilizes a multi-discipline approach to perform complex system analysis. iMetalx engineers solve complex operational and engineering issues through advanced numerical methods of analysis, joint design and product definition. iMetalx provides systems engineering for military, commercial, and industrial platforms.

  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Aero or Mechanical Structural Design Iterations
  • Cycle Studies and Mission Analysis
  • System Dynamics Simulation
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Feasibility Prototyping
  • Turbo Machinery Research
  • FMEA Studies
  • Advanced Materials & Technology Development Support

System Engineering

  • CAD & CAM
  • Tools include Solidworks and Pro/E
  • Conceptual Design
  • Preliminary Sizing
  • Material Selection
  • Detailed Design
  • Configuration Control Management
  • ANSYS Workbench for design iterations
  • Workflow Management
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances
  • Detailed drawings, engine assemblies, and traditional engineering layouts

Mechanical Design

  • Electronic Cooling
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Static and Dynamic Stresses
  • Low Cycle Fatigue Analysis
  • High Cycle Fatigue Analysis
  • Bolted Joint Mechanics
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Plastic Analysis
  • Modal Analysis
  • Forced Response Analysis
  • Rotordynamics
  • Tools include ANSYS, etc.

Simulation

Award-Winning Innovation Projects

Titanium

Primary metallurgy process with reduced carbon, cost, energy
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