TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES

CONCURRENT ENGINEERING AND DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY

EQI can get involved early in product development to help you design the product to fit the process.  We can also participate in Design for Manufacturability reviews with your team to maximize potential cost reductions for your products.

3D CAD SERVICES

EQI is fluent in the many languages of 3D modeling – from Catia to Pro E to Solidworks and Unigraphics.  With several casting engineers on site in the U.S., we can help you with a broad range of CAD-related services to assist your technical and engineering teams.

SOLIDIFICATION MODELING AND ANALYSIS

EQI employs several solidification modeling tools and strategies to ensure its products meet all of your specified metallurgical requirements.  From in-house analysis to relationships with trusted labs in multiple industries, EQI has the technical acumen and experience to get the job done.

RAPID PROTOTYPING

EQI has broad experience with rapid prototyping of cast components for various processes.  Our close relationships with several domestic Stereo-Lithography (SLA) and Foam Pattern shops enable us to quickly produce castings to meet your accelerated development schedules.  All rapid prototype programs receive the same program management and PPAP treatment as production parts to ensure the castings satisfy 100% of your requirements.

FIXTURE AND PACKAGING DESIGN

EQI’s engineers design all shipping fixtures and product packaging to meet your specifications and ensure optimal containerization.  EQI also designs returnable racks and fixtures to support efficient operations inside your manufacturing facility. This minimizes handling and multiple moves upon receipt of product on your dock.

HEAT TREATMENT

With several metallurgists on staff and access to world-class manufacturers, EQI has the knowledge and supply base to perform a wide variety of heat treatments – including annealing, normalizing, hardening, quench and tempering. We also offer several specialized heat treatment procedures to meet specific material properties requirements.

DIMENSIONAL INSPECTION AND LAYOUT

EQI is staffed with an extensive team of dimensional engineers and inspectors who are fluent in GD&T and understand our customers’ need for dimensionally conforming products.  EQI has invested heavily in both non-contact scanning and probe-based Faro Arm dimensional inspection units. This equipment is operated by EQI employees at our Supplier Network foundries and is used to inspect all prototypes, first article samples, and periodic in-production castings. EQI also has extensive CMM experience to support products requiring a higher level of dimensional inspection.

METALLURGICAL TESTING AND EVALUATION

With on-site labs at every EQI Network Supplier and relationships with several independent labs both in Asia and the US, EQI’s engineers oversee all metallurgical testing to ensure your products achieve required chemistry and material properties.

 

CONTACT

EQI Global Headquarters:
5797 Harvey Street
Norton Shores, MI 49444
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Phone: 616-850-2630
Fax: 231-798-3724
Email: info@eqiltd.com

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