Joint Product Design Reduces Cost And Improves Performance
Problem: A large oil and gas service provider was having a problem with a competitor’s composite pin not breaking at the optimal load, causing functional issues with the tool. The client knew General Plastics & Composites has expertise using composites in various applications, especially “pinning,” and they contacted us to see if we could provide a quick solution.
Solution: GP&C’s engineering team recommended an alternate material and provided the shear and break strength data, along with the testing procedure conducted in our in-house testing facility. Our customer believed this material would meet the mechanical specifications, so we shipped the material overnight.
Result: The customer successfully conducted the necessary tests the next day, and was able to continue product sales without interruption.
This engineering team focuses on customer projects, offering expertise on composite design, materials, and manufacturing plans. They work with the account managers to provide technical and testing resources to customers on new product development and sustaining needs.
Materials Science Engineering
This department dedicates its focus to new material acquisitions and the latest composite manufacturing methods. Pushing to advance composite technology allows us to be leaders in innovation and next-generation products.
This team uses the latest statistical analysis and tools to ensure conformance to customer requirements. They implement industry and regulatory requirements and create necessary control processes, layered audit plans, and test and inspection criteria.
A team of engineers focused on providing new ways to improve efficiency and output across our facility. These solutions provide improved manufacturing in cost and time.