Engineering success is the heartbeat of our company. Our entrepreneurial heritage includes many groundbreaking engineers who had the vision and ingenuity to find innovative solutions to achieve leading edge performance requirements and solve manufacturing challenges. It’s this engineering focus that sets us apart. At Aptyx, we employ some of the world’s top engineers and craftspeople to develop some of the most complex plastic molds on the market for our customers. Our growing engineering staff can leverage technical expertise within their local facilities as well as across our global network to help customers solve complex problems and engineer smart solutions.
Industry-leading engineering solutions for your manufacturing challenges.
Expert project management to ensure alignment
Your dedicated Project Engineer will take ownership of your project from proposal through production, ensuring continuity and bringing institutional knowledge on the best design and manufacturing approach for your project. You also have a dedicated Project Manager as a single point of contact to ensure effective communication and a smooth transition from development to manufacturing.
- Project Award
- Component DFX
- Tool Design
- Tool Build
- Process Development
Customized engineering services for complex manufacturing.
It’s one thing to create a beautiful design, but another to engineer that design for production. We take a proactive approach to every project. Our team of world-class engineers will collaborate with you on your vision for the project and review the design to identify opportunities for optimization. An engineering review may include an analysis of the manufacturability of the design, mold flow analysis, tool design analysis, and more. Our engineers and craftspeople leverage cutting-edge tools and technologies to provide a range of engineering services to optimize both tool and part design to ensure manufacturing success.
Design Support & Engineering
Our experienced team of engineers will review your new product concept or your existing device using design for manufacturability (DFM) and finite element analyses (FEA) to uncover ways to optimize your design to enhance manufacturing efficiency. Predictive engineering tools such as Moldflow® simulation reveal how resin will fill a mold during the injection molding process. These tools help us to understand the critical specifications of your components so that we can optimize mold design, improve mold efficiency and cost competitiveness, and reduce lead time.
Tooling Design & Fabrication
A high-quality, precision-manufactured, well-maintained tool or die is the first step of a successful customized molding solution. Our team of experts includes tool makers and RJG Master Molder®-qualified engineers and technicians with decades of experience. We provide a full suite of tooling services to ensure your project’s success, including in-house custom tooling design, a range of tool-building capabilities in several geographies, tooling support services, and in-house tooling maintenance.
Aptyx offers a full suite of engineering services, including:
- Scientific qualification with RJG Master Molder®-qualified engineers
- IQ/OQ/PQ full capability studies
- Mechanism development
- Complex CAD surface modeling
- Design for manufacturing to ensure tooling-ready injection molded parts
- Materials and process technologies
- Design for assembly and cost reduction
- Modular tooling systems
- In-house tool design
- Complete tool build capabilities
Your partners in engineering and manufacturing success.
With our quick-turn Q-Drive program, we can design and build a tool in 2-4 weeks. Our state-of-the-art DME® Master Unit Die (MUD) Quick-Change System combines a static frame with interchangeable companion insert molds, dramatically reducing changeover time. The result is increased uptime and productivity and decreased tooling costs.
We’ve made a significant investment in predictive engineering and Moldflow® simulation and analysis. These tools help us to understand the stress areas, tolerances, and mating components of your parts, enabling us to work with you to optimize your design and build a tool that will reliably manufacture high-quality complex products.
We can recommend the best material for your manufacturing process, potentially saving costs while enhancing performance. We have decades of experience in high-performance polymers such as PEEK, Ultem® and PSU, engineering polymers such as UHMWPE and HDPE, as well as commodity polymers. We also work with filled materials utilizing fillers such as BaSO4, talc, carbon, and glass.