Test Engineering and Rapid Prototyping

Test Engineering

During the development process, our test and manufacturing engineering provides inputs to the designs regarding manufacturability and testability. Test engineering contributions range from simple test fixtures, to be used only sporadically, to complex production-ready test systems for large volume manufacturing.

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Design for testability
  • Development of automatic & manual test fixtures
  • Development of software for production testing
  • Electro-mechanical life test systems
  • Data acquisition and analysis using National Instruments LabVIEW

Rapid Prototyping

During the development of detailed requirements and specifications, we have the ability to initiate breadboard work to verify assumptions in the areas of electronics, mechanisms, and industrial design. This parallel effort shortens the development schedule and reduces development risks.
We use rapid prototyping techniques wherever possible to expedite development. These include stereo lithography (SLAs), using our in-house machine and model shop for quick turn parts, and using OEM evaluation kits to construct breadboard electronics.