The Engineering Design team at HTB-ES strive to offer services that are tailored and refined to help our clients deliver their projects, offering innovation balanced with robust engineering practice in order to give our clients the best possible service.
Every project presents a unique set of challenges requiring a combination of creativity, robust engineering definition and project management in order to ensure a component or assembly will function correctly throughout its entire design life, under all specified conditions and can be manufactured cost effectively.
At HTB-ES, we are true leaders in our field. We offer 20 plus years of CAD/CAE expertise along with the intimate knowledge of all of the advanced software and technologies that exist today. With a vast amount of experience in the field, we are able to apply our techniques to almost any component, sub-system, or full system in a variety of industries.
Whether beginning with rough design ideas or detailed concepts, our creative and technical engineers can create high quality CAD designs.
Our team excels at providing efficient designs which meet styling and performance requirements, while taking into consideration manufacturing and cost goals. To create the most successful designs possible, we use all major engineering design tools including CATIA, IDEAS, Unigraphics, Solidworks, Pro-E and AutoCAD.
We also have the benefit of off-shore strategic partnerships, through our corporate network, which offer low-cost solutions when required. We would be pleased to work with you to come up with a product design path that suits your needs perfectly.
ETA offers design optimization services for existing product refinement or clean sheet designs to complement internal product development processes. It can provide significant results in terms of mass and cost reduction, while overall product performance is improved. The design optimization process can be applied to any product design from a component, to sub-system assembly, to a full vehicle.
The engineering team uses advanced software tools to synchronize the material load path (topology) that is required based on pre-determined multidisciplinary load cases of the structure, with the 3G Optimization of material selection (Grade), thickness (Gauge), and shape parameterization (Geometry).
The optimization process employed analyzes hundreds to thousands of possible designs to find the most efficient design solution. It finds the optimal shape for the design and the optimal level and placement of the material. Beyond structural performance, the balance of multidisciplinary objectives such as cost, manufacturing constraints and material handling are considered at the onset of the project.
For a current product, HTB-ES can improve the design’s performance, reducing mass and cost, while maintaining the existing packaging, manufacturing and styling. The optimization process synchronizes material selection (Grade), material thickness (Gauge) and shape parameterization (Geometry) so that the right material is placed at the right location within the structure for cost and mass reduction design objectives.
In order to develop a brand new product, HTB-ES engineers start from a pre-determined design space and apply topology optimization in order to produce an initial skeleton design, which is closely tied to the material choices and load path. The resulting design is then analyzed with optimization tools to extract further cost and mass savings.