TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS


New technologies can provide promising opportunities for improving already existing solutions or for designing new innovative products. Due to the high number of customer projects and our continuous activities in our established partner networks, the engineers at Code Product Solutions are always familiar with the latest technologies in the field of lightweight design, plastics-/composite-processing, and material systems.
 

HOW DO WE APPLY TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING?


Commonly, every technology has its certain advantages and disadvantages. Making right choices from the start is desired but not always a simple task. The more options are available, the more complex the evaluation becomes of finding the best solution.
 

At Code Product Solutions, we constantly think along with our customers on which technologies are suiting best regarding their specific needs. Our experts proactively support in the crucial development phases in making best possible choices. We use for instance virtual prototypes to perform feasibility studies in a very early stage of the development process. By identifying the most important aspects and by applying valid simplifications, most promising technologies can be identified very efficiently. This virtual benchmarking saves valuable time.

Mass Production Processes

Many consumer products are being mass produced. Whether a part is suitable for mass production (e.g. by injection moulding) is determined most importantly by the design. The Code engineers are experts in optimising the design of products that should be suited to be mass produced. It’s not only the design where our expertise adds value. Our engineers have vast knowledge about state-of-the-art production processes and are capable in consulting our customers in the most optimal way of processing or in optimising their moulds. Next to this, we have a strong network at our hands to bring the finest experts together, contributing to our customers’ success.

Special Injection Moulding Technologies

Advanced injection moulding technologies such as water-, gas-, and projectile assisted injection moulding (WIT, GIT, PIT) offer multiple opportunities for creating hollow structures. The Code engineers are highly specialised in designing lightweight applications. Especially for those which should be produced at higher scales, the advanced production processes mentioned above proved to be highly valuable. The same goes for physically or chemically foamed parts on which our team has worked on in multiple projects over the last years, focusing both on the structural design and the optimal production process.

Hybrid Designs

Every material has its specific advantages and disadvantages. Focusing on the sweet spots of a material and compensating its disadvantages by combining materials with different properties is the key idea behind designing hybrid structures. This can lead to a metal-plastic or a composite-plastic design. The Code engineers are very experienced in designing hybrid designs based on back moulding processes of metal or composite inserts. This also includes multiple joining technologies such as form fits, adhesive bonding, and welding. Our engineers make sure that hybrid parts perform better than the sum of their constituents.

Affordable Lightweight Design

For many consumer applications, the overall performance must be balanced with overall costs. Hence, for mass-market suitable lightweight design it requires the best compromise between weight saving and integral costs. This can be a challenging task since often the right balance between standard and advanced materials must be found. The lightweight specialists at Code perform feasibility studies to optimise products regarding several options such as material type, wall-thicknesses, laminate layups, and even more options. This way, our engineers handle the complex task of combining lightweight design and mass production successfully.

EXPERTS IN MULTIPLE TECHNOLOGIES

As an independent expert engineering company, our team has vast knowledge about multiple production technologies and materials. An overview of technologies our engineers are experienced with is listed in the table below. 

TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS

Injection moulding technologies

  • Standard injection moulding
  • Gas/water-assist injection (GIT & WIT)
  • Microcellular injection moulding (physical & chemical foaming)

Composite processing

  • Draping
  • Lay-up & Stacking

Hybrid design

  • Metal-plastic, plastic-plastic hybrids
  • Overmoulding/back moulding
  • Form-fit and adhesive bonding

Joining technologies
  • Welding & Gluing
  • Adhesive bonds, gluing

     

THE BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING

  • Optimised products and processes
  • Sustainable decisions right from the start
  • Lower risk of failed investments
  • Saving time and costs
     

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Are you facing a challenge in the development of your product? Looking for a partner to enforce your knowledge in one or more of our Technology Consulting expertise areas? Please give us a call. We are looking forward to talking with you.

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