Building and Testing the Finished Product
Simulations are used to investigate the effects of static and dynamic loading, impact, vibration, heat transfer, and dimensional tolerances—showcasing where the “hot spots” of stress will be for each feasible strain on the system. FEA software exaggerates the strain to give engineers a clear picture of how each external factor affects all parts of the application.
Once the physical prototype is created, it is subjected to in-depth performance tests. Metallurgical analysis is also used to establish the product limits for temperature, load, speed, and stress, revealing life cycle capacities.