Design for Manufacturability
Our engineers thoroughly understand materials, design, process development, and manufacturing methods. We carefully consider our customers’ projects, designs, application requirements and individual project needs, all while ensuring a high-quality components. Our engineers thoroughly understand materials, design, process development, and manufacturing methods. We carefully consider our customers’ projects, designs, application requirements and individual project needs, all while ensuring a high-quality component.
CoorsTek customers can come to us with little more than an idea. Our dedicated team of experienced design engineers stand at the ready to turn that idea into a reality. With your concept in mind, we work with you to understand every aspect of your manufacturing needs:
- Where and how a product will be used
- Material requirements and limitations
- Production volumes
- Production schedule
CoorsTek offers over 400 proprietary advanced material formulations. Combined with numerous forming processes, firing techniques, and finishing capabilities, this translates to millions of potential processing combinations! CoorsTek engineers have the knowledge and expertise to select the best option for your particular application. And with manufacturing facilities across three continents, our engineered ceramic manufacturing capabilities are unmatched.
Our design engineers consider a variety of options to design for manufacturability, including using alternative materials, avoiding unnecessarily tight tolerances, or employing lower cost forming methods. Effective design will reduce long-term costs by minimizing grinding needs or other finishing methods.
In short: Our strength lies in our ability to take customers' ideas from concept to creation while providing assistance at each step.
Simulated analysis is often quicker and more economical than running a series of physical experiments. It allows us to help our customers by improving process efficiencies and yields, speeding up product development, and reducing time to market and implementation.
CoorsTek Research & Development engineers use strong collective experience to create accurate data models, perform predictive analysis, and make expert recommendations. Using computer models to simulate various conditions helps our customers understand how systems behave and why—leading to better decisions and optimized product performance. Computer modeling can be used to analyze a wide range of performance, including structural, vibrational, heat transfer, gas and liquid flow, and other linear and non-linear effects.
Looking to further explore the properties of technical ceramics or learn more about component design and manufacturing. Download our award-winning ebooks:
- A View to a Kiln explores our methods and processes used to manufacture technical ceramic components used in many industry applications. Our engineers take ideas from concept to firing and finishing.
- Ceramics: The Powerhouse of Advanced Materials explores the various properties of technical ceramics – mechanical, thermal, electrical, and chemical – and how they outperform metals and polymers in a myriad of industries.