Prototype Manufacturing Solutions
Design & prototyping services that address specific manufacturing needs
Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) provides a wide range of prototyping solutions
to meet our clients’ specific product and manufacturing needs. Our highly skilled
technical staff utilizes the best engineering concepts to address requirements.
They develop physical, numerical, and scale manufacturing process prototypes that
are evaluated, tested, and refined to meet performance and design objectives. These
prototypes are often used in scale-up for low-rate or mass production.
To support CTC’s prototype fabrication, our Environmental Technology Facility includes
a machine shop that houses fully equipped machining, welding, and metrology capabilities
to fabricate prototype components and structures. Those components are then transported
to the nearby high bay areas for fabrication into larger structures.
- Enables the technical team to explore ideas and exchange feedback with clients to
quickly demonstrate a part, system, or process
- Identifies and addresses problems early in the manufacturing process
the accuracy of system requirements and functionality
- Ensures that the solution
performs as expected
- Confirms how the final solution will look and function
- Helps the developer
estimate baseline costs, timescale, and resource requirements for low-rate or mass
- CTC’s customized engineering designs identify solutions to reduce manufacturing
costs for our clients by developing more efficient and dependable options. Our in-house
machining and fabrication services enhance CTC’s ability to produce full-size prototypes.
In order to develop mechanized tools that effectively address shipyard manufacturing
issues, CTC employs an iterative prototype approach, leveraging internal, industry,
and shipyard expertise throughout the process.
- Our clients consider us engineering
experts who provide support in conceptual and detailed design, material selection,
analysis, meeting performance requirements, and transitioning from prototyping to
full-scale manufacturing of their weapon systems.
Along with comprehensive design and analysis services, CTC is capable of producing
complete system prototypes for test and evaluation. In-house machining and fabrication
services enhance CTC’s ability to produce prototypes and gain further insight into
product deficiencies. Our rapid prototyping services feature a Rapid Prototype Machine
(RPM), which is used to build scaled or full-size models, allowing the product to
be evaluated prior to manufacture.
A partial listing of CTC’s prototyping processes/methods:
- CNC Milling
- CNC Turning
- Wire EDM
- All Major Arc Welding Processes
Friction Stir Welding
- Virtual Prototyping
- Secure Prototyping
- Rapid Prototype Parts of PC/ABS Plastic
Engineering and Inspection
- Component and Material Testing
- Metal Additive
- Metal Additive Manufacturing Repair and Cladding
Design and Prototype
CTC has executed ground vehicle research
activities in combat vehicle mobility, composite armor vehicles, and more
CTC’s ground vehicle experience provides our clients with resources to design and
develop hulls, chassis, suspension components, and sub systems for both manned and
unmanned platforms. CTC also performs hybrid power train integration, including
energy storage and alternative fuel systems for military and commercial vehicle
platforms. Efforts have been focused on prime movers, tow vehicles, trailers, and
off/on road manned and unmanned systems.
CTC has developed a wide range of mechanized
and non-mechanized tools
CTC developed easy-to-use, small, lightweight, power-assisted tools to reduce the
amount of time and effort required to pull cable on a surface ship. The prototype
tools have been used at Ingalls Shipbuilding to install larger diameter cables on
DDG and LHA class ships. Ingalls plans to use the tools for its future ship construction.
A 20% labor savings is expected.