Engineering

Our engineering labs in Mexico, Michigan, Poland, Luxembourg, and China design, develop, prototype, test and validate products for all our customers across products and sites.

Design

For a Tier 1 supplier, it is crucial to have the right tools to exchange data with customers. To achieve this, Katcon has developed a strong expertise on NX and CATIA, the native CAD software packages used by most OEMs around the world. Change Management and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) are handled by our Siemens Teamcenter platform, which consolidates development, quality, manufacturing, and purchasing departments in the pursuit to manufacture the right product, at the right time, with flawless quality.

Analysis

Virtual validation has become a key process in every state-of-the-art development, providing fast flowing information while reducing time and cost. A successful CAE department requires strong knowledge and deep analysis. Katcon excels in static or dynamic, steady or transient simulations, with a robust and diverse portfolio based on multiple software capabilities including Abaqus, ANSYS Fluent, Nastran, AVL Fire, GT-Power, and Hypermesh. A complete virtual development process is employed to ensure the robustness of physical parts prior to its build. Correlation studies bridging the virtual and physical performance of developed parts offers the solid confidence in predicted simulation outcome.

Rapid Prototyping

Our rapid prototyping technologies allow us to efficiently and cost effectively 3D print using the most advanced equipment from established suppliers like Renishaw and Markforged on carbon fiber, Kevlar, glass fiber, nylon, ABS, as well as different grades of stainless steels.

Testing

Physical testing continues to be a fundamental part of all engineering development. With our strong expertise, decades of experience, state-of-the-art technology, and testing sites in China, Europe, and North America, Katcon is positioned to satisfy our customers’ testing needs both with inhouse capabilities as well as support from different established testing partners around the world.

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