Design Engineering for Composites

Value Added Design Engineering Services

New Products, Material Conversions and Product Improvements

Catia drawing - MFG Design ServicesMFG offers various levels of design engineering support as a value-added service. For new product designs or design revision/updates we can provide detailed designs analysis and propose design recommendations that can improve manufacturability to lower cost.

Our design engineering group is staffed with engineers that are an integrated and fully focused part of the MFG organization – not third party service providers. This resource is available for the duration of your project and ideally for your follow-on projects. 

Through "online meetings" customers collaborate with MFG engineers in concept sessions and design reviews to optimize designs for manufacturability, cost, quality and overall timing reduction.

CATIA and NX 10 are the primary software used for the design changes required for adaptation to composite molding from other manufacturing processes.

  • MFG Design Services support customer DFM needsHighly skilled engineering staff – 100% focused on composites DFMA
  • Staff is versed on all FRP processes
  • State of the art CAD and other software tools
  • Multi-system CAD file transfer capability
  • Robotic integration and programming
  • 5-axis CNC router
  • Tool design and fabrication
Resource Type Description
Mass Reduction With Value-Engineered Composites PDF Guidance for light-weighting (mass reduction) of products using advanced composite materials.
Technical Design Guide for FRP Composite Products and Parts PDF Fiberglass (FRP) composite materials and processes are explained in detail. This design guide outlines various selection criteria with helpful technical data and comparisons to alternative materials.
Guide for Selecting Best FRP Composite Process PDF Guidelines for Selecting the Best FRP Composite Process for Your Project
TechNote: Designing Ribs Into Your SMC Part PDF Designed-in ribs can add enhanced stiffness to your SMC part. Here's a quick "how-to" for incorporating ribs for optimum manufacturability.