23 CAD Workstations are installed in MTA Electromechanic R&D Department. Instrumentation is cutting-edge thanks to the use of the best systems.
Starting from the electrical schematics provided by the customer, MTA creates a draft layout and then proceeds to an accurate FEM thermoelectric analysis. Based on this analysis, a proposed design and product presentation are submitted to the customer along with a planning and a validation test plan. The project is supervised by a Project Leader who is in charge of product and component modeling. Thermoelectric analyses and FEM analyses with ANSYS are updated and a CAD file is initiated using such systems as Pro/Engineer 3D, CATIA V4 and V5, Unigraphics, One Space Designer, Designer Drafting. A prototype prepared by stereo lithography is submitted to final customer. After customer approval, product engineering begins and is accomplished in subsequent steps. PFMEA (Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) is used to identify potentially critical items in the process and findings are passed on to the quality and production engineering departments. Then, the production tooling design process begins. MTA has all specific engineering skills to design the tooling for different echnologies, such as thermoplastic molding, including mold flow simulation to optimize mold design, progressive blanking dies for metal components and assembly processes. Tooling design takes into account product specifications and yearly volume. Molds, dies and equipment built at our tooling department are tested and adjusted before the pre-series parts are produced for the qualification and lab tests to validate process and product to customer specifications and test plan.