Process Development

Process Development


Process Development

Whether engineering a totally new product or refining an existing one; establishing a cost efficient and reliable manufacturing process is as critical as the selection of materials or the design of the product. The manufacturing process is a key component in determining the cost, performance and reliability of the product. Like the three legs of a stool, the design, the material, and the manufacturing process must be compatible and complementary.

Additionally, the appropriate manufacturing process may change during the life cycle of the product. Processes that may minimize initial capital expenditure and maximize flexibility during the early stages of product introduction may be displaced by methods that provide lower per unit cost and performance predictability as volumes rise. Changes in the manufacturing process may be accompanied by changes materials and detailed product design.

The seasoned project managers at ATI use their familiarity with the range of manufacturing processes to assist our clients in the appropriate selection and application of manufacturing processes for each stage of the product’s life cycle.

Manufacturing processes regularly employed at ATI include:

Plastics Processes:

  • Injection Molding
  • Profile Extrusion
  • Thermoforming
  • Blow Molding
  • Rotational Molding

Metals Processes:

  • Machining
  • Stamping
  • Casting
  • Sintering
  • Spin Forming

Joining Methods:

  • Welding
  • Adhesives Bonding
  • Fastening

Surface Treatments:

  • In-mold decorating
  • Hot Stamping
  • Pad Printing
  • Painting
  • Powder Coating
  • Anodizing
  • Vacuum Metalizing
  • Plating

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