All successful product designs require a sound basis in engineering practices and principals.  We maintain excellent engineering capabilities both in-house and through a network of associates with a wide range of specialty design and analysis expertise.

CAD Modeling & Drafting

ADC offers complete 3-D parametric CAD modeling and drafting services.  We can move a napkin sketch all the way through to a stack of E-size prints.

SolidWorks

Our Tool of Choice

Our platform of choice is SolidWorks one of the most powerful and popular CAD tools available.  Our designers receive the latest training and use the most up-to-date release version available.  Customers can view the models and drawings we prepare using SolidWorks E-Drawings Viewer,  downloadable free from SolidWorks

We also maintain a network of associates with capabilities in Pro/ENGINEER.

ANSI Y14.5

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, ANSI Y14.5

We offer full compliance with this standard.  We maintain up-to-date expertise in this important discipline that ensures interchangeability of parts

Analysis

Our analysis capabilities are the perfect complement to our design skills.  We maintain expertise in the following disciplines:

  • Structural Analysis – FEA and Modal Analysis using COSMOS and NASTRAN.
  • Thermal Analysis – Thermal modeling using TAK 2000, COSMOS and ALGOR.  Expertise in thermal control of electronics.  Heat balance expertise in liquid and gas handling systems.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) – Full 3-D flow analysis using ANSYS CFX

Structural

Structural Analysis – FEA and Modal Analysis using COSMOS and NASTRAN.

Thermal

Thermal modeling using TAK 2000, COSMOS and ALGOR.  Expertise in thermal control of electronics.  Heat balance expertise in liquid and gas handling systems.

Fluids

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) – Full 3-D flow analysis using ANSYS CFX

Prototyping & Production

We understand the vital importance of validating a design with a physical model.  This is the first step towards moving a product from the abstract to the tangible.

We offer stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition molding (FDM) services for rapid prototyping as well as hand-fabricated scale or full-size models for visualization purposes.We source and manage the fabrication effort from short run through high-volume production.  Our network of production sources is carefully selected and maintained to offer on-time, high-quality hardware at competitive prices.  Our manufacturing partners are ISO 9001 certified.

3D Plotting and Model Making

We offer stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition molding (FDM) services for rapid prototyping as well as hand-fabricated scale or full-size models for visualization purposes.

Production Sourcing

We source and manage the fabrication effort from short run through high-volume production.  Our network of production sources is carefully selected and maintained to offer on-time, high-quality hardware at competitive prices.  Our manufacturing partners are ISO 9001 certified.

Testing

Test program development, planning and execution at our facility or yours including LabView programming