The Madison Group

Putting Years of Plastics Engineering Experience To Work For You

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Madison, WI 53711
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Design Evaluation

Design Evaluation

Design Evaluation

Designing a plastic part that is structurally sound, functions properly, appears cosmetically pleasing, and is able to be molded and assembled to other parts, can be extremely challenging. The engineers at The Madison Group have a broad and deep understanding of the important aspects required to ensure part success, including:

The Madison Group can assist your team to help achieve success first part out.

Structural Analysis (FEA)

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As plastics are being integrated and used in more performance demanding applications designers and engineers need a method of evaluating the design of a part to ensure it will perform for its intended lifetime. The Madison Group uses structural finite element analysis (FEA) to help predict how the part will respond while in service. Due to the relatively complex nature of polymers, structural analysis allows our engineers to quickly and efficiently evaluate each aspect of your plastic part:

These factors are inter-related and need to be considered collectively. The Madison Group’s extensive knowledge of these factors allows for solutions to be found quickly and helps bring its clients to market faster.

Information that is commonly extracted from these analyses includes:

Physical Prototype Testing/ Engineering Mechanics

A significant step in any design validation process is the testing of physical prototypes. Important information can be gained about the influence of the material, part design, and manufacturing on the end product. The Madison Group can assist customers in the design and custom testing of manufactured parts to help determine:

CT Scanning

CT Scanning

A critical aspect of any part design is to ensure the part has been manufactured to print. The presence of voids and out-of-tolerance dimensions can lead to unforeseen stresses on the part that may affect the performance of the part. Computed Tomography (CT) scanning of physical parts allows for a non-destructive method to evaluate the quality of the entire manufactured product (Both internal and external features). The output of the scan is a three- dimensional computer image that can be digitally sliced and used to provide information on: