The whole point of the first 5 steps in our 6-step Corrosion Resistant Design process is to ensure that we have all of the information required to complete a successful transition of a production-ready technology that meets the requirements for cost, performance and reliability.
Modeling is an important part of ensuring a smooth transition to production
- Choosing materials, risk reduction, minimizing testing.
- Building corrosion resistance into the final product, ensuring that it remains robust, and modeling its performance in chemical and corrosion environments.
- Process modeling for optimization of plating, anodizing, E-coating, Electrochemical Machining and other electrochemical processes.
- The corrosion model of a product not only ensures that its design is corrosion resistant, but also provides a well-defined baseline for future product changes and improvements as markets and regulations evolve.
- Modeling is an aid to developing internal specifications, processes, and quality control tests to ensure that they address the most important production and service issues.
Our technology transition work spans a wide range of technologies, materials and industries
- Technical management of the DoD ASETSDefense Initiative, running Workshops for design and M&P engineers, and maintaining the ASETSDefense Surface Engineering Database. This database provides engineering data and qualification/implementation information for replacement of toxic materials and coatings in defense systems.
- Technical management of the US/Canadian Hard Chrome Alternatives Team, which qualified HVOF thermal spray as a hard chrome alternative for aircraft landing gear and other components. As a result of this program all new landing gear programs today use HVOF in place of hard chrome. The data from this program is available from the ASETSDefense website and database.
- Numerous commercial engagements involving coatings and surface treatments.