Starting from the technical specifications 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 is submitted to the customer along with a planning and a validation test plan. The project is supervised by a Project Leader who guarantees high quality and reliability.
Thermoelectric analyses and FEM analyses with ANSYS are updated and a CAD file is initiated using such softwares as Creo, Creo Direct Modeling/Drafting, Catia V5, NX.
A prototype prepared by stereo lithography is submitted to final customer. After customer approval, product engineering begins.
FMEA (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 technologies, 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.
Finally, a prototyping division supports product development by producing prototypes at different design stages.