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Concept Generation

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” -Albert Einstein

All great achievements begin with an idea. But an idea not properly developed will remain just an idea. At Kohlex we have experience in taking ideas and building them from concept to production. We are experienced in making your ideas a reality. Our collaborative team of experts will work with you to find real solutions to your design needs.

Kohlexs’ team of professionals have the skills to generate simple and cost effective solutions to solve complex problems. Kohlex has the ability to offer multiple solutions to your conceptual idea, allowing you to have a clear direction and practical solutions. Whether your problem is small or large, simple or complex, Kohlex will have a solution.

 

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By |January 12th, 2014|Categories: Product Design|0 Comments

3D Modeling

“Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself”.
-Mark Twain

Why do you need a 3D model? Why conventional 2D drawings just isn’t enough?

While 2D drawings tell the concept of the design a 3D model can bring that concept to life. 3D Modeling will allow you to visualize the parts & assemblies without ambiguities. 3D Modeling will help you avoid the wastage of material & time in verifying the final product. Building the parts using 3D models will avoid the chances of errors due to manual interpretations, improves the productivity and minimizes the wastage of all 5 M’s – Manpower, Machine, Material, Money, & Management.

3D modeling is the process of giving life to the virtual world (concepts/Ideas/thoughts)… by developing a mathematical representation of any three-dimensional surface of object (either inanimate or living) via specialized software like SolidWorks, Creo and others.

3D modeling will help you in realizing all the challenges like interference, miss-matching, alignments, over design and manufacturability faster and more accurately then 2D drawings. Our SolidWorks certified engineers can build complex models with ease in less time.

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By |January 5th, 2014|Categories: Product Design|0 Comments

Product Design

“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations”.
-Earl Nightingale

Excellent product design requires both the practical knowledge of sound engineering and the intuitive knowledge of fulfilling people’s needs and expectations. A good design is not just a functioning part, but one that fits well in the market place. At Kohlex we have a professional team of engineers that will spend the time necessary to help clients not just manufacture a product, but use our practical experience to help our clients produce a product that is marketable.

We design for the best aesthetic, ergonomics, lightweight, energy efficient designs that produce less heat and require less power by following required standards like UL, cUL, IP, NEMA, IEC, ISO, ASTM, NEC, CE and others.

Kohlex engineers have hands on experience with various industries like Telecom, RF, Medical, Solar, Wind, Electronics Packaging, Agricultural, Environmental, Heavy & Structural products. Given this wealth of experience, Kohlex can add industry knowledge to new ideas.

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By |January 5th, 2014|Categories: Product Design|0 Comments

GD&T Drawings

An Engineering drawing cannot be complete without GD&T. Most of the companies in United States and around the world use GD&T in their drawings. Kohlex engineers are experts in GD&T and can implement GD&T in your design and drawings. We also offer GD&T training to your Engineering, Production and Quality team members for effective implementation and usage of GD&T throughout your organization.

What is GD&T?

GD&T stands for Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, as defined by ASME Y14.5M-1994.

GD&T: An International Language

Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing is an international language used in drawings to accurately describe a part or assembly. The language consists of a well-defined set of symbols, rules, definitions, and conventions that can be used to describe the size, form, orientation, and location tolerances of part features.

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GD&D Drawing ExampleWhy GD&T?

When GD&T is properly applied and understood, product costs go down because:

  1. Engineering can accurately define what is required. This can cut down time taken to interpret the requirements by 25%.
  2. Inspection setups are not subject to interpretation. The lack of trial-and-error may save 40% in gage cost.
  3. Everyone can do their jobs right the first time, resulting in as much as 25% less Material Review Board action.
  4. Datum systems speed up manufacturing and inspection and provide an effective basis for SPC.
  5. Tolerance bonus will pass as much as 20% more parts through inspection that would otherwise be rejected.
  6. Accumulated benefits of GD&T often enable lower and more accurate cost estimates for fabrication.

An Engineering drawing cannot be complete with out GD&T. Most of the companies in United States and around the world use GD&T in their drawings.Kohlex Engineers are Expert in GD&T. Our Engineers can implement GD&T in your design and Drawings. Also we offer GD&T training to your Engineering, Production and Quality team members for effective implementation and usage of GD&T throughout your organization.

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Thermal Analysis

Thermal analysis is a branch of materials science where the properties of materials are studied as they change with temperature.

Fact: All materials/substances will respond to heat…

For better product development and the ability to choose faultless material, a manufacturing study of the behavior of materials to heat is needed to determine different boundary conditions. Though we have wonderful tools to check the performance of the material to heat, expertise is needed for applying proper loads at different conditions and to interpret the results correctly. Our engineers will help to choose or apply the accurate loads at different boundary conditions and interpret the results to make your design “First time right”.

Our Engineers can help you get the solutions using many types of analysis like CFD, Couple filed, Electro-Thermal, etc., by using FEA tools.

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By |January 5th, 2014|Categories: Analysis|0 Comments

Structural Analysis

Are your products optimized for better Factor of Safety (FOS)?

In general, most products are over designed due to lack of predictive engineering knowledge. Over design will cost 2 to 3 times more than the original cost. On the flip side, products that are under designed can lead to reliability issues and customer dissatisfaction. Applying predictive engineering in the early stages of a products development avoids trial and error methods and allows for the product to be manufactured quicker.

Our engineers have experience in converting your requirements into boundary conditions and loads. We know how to break the assembly into small objects to optimize the problem by using FEA, good at deciding FOS for your application, element type, size, and meshing methods etc.

Understanding the requirements and converting them into adoptable loads and boundary conditions is the key to success in structural analysis. Our vast experience in FEA analysis (Static, Dynamic, Motion Simulations, etc.) will help you get your structural simulations with ease to optimize your designs and avoid premature failure.

 

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Tolerance Analysis

What is Tolerance & Why is it needed?
A certain amount of tolerance or allowance for a specific variation in the size and geometry of a part or feature is necessary. No process or machine is perfect! Each process or machine has its’ own variation in its repeatability and reproducibility. Every part is unique and it is impossible to produce the same part over and over again perfectly. There are measurable differences in every part, and because of this product design must be robust enough to accommodate the variation. Specifying tolerances is a way to make the parts close to perfect.

When does Tolerances become important?

–Variation in the process or machine is inevitable, so acceptable variation must be specified in the drawing by using tolerance stack-up analysis.
–Variation affect the functionality of the part & cost in terms of precise manufacturing, inspection and the rejection of parts.
Assemblies : Parts will often not fit together if their dimensions do not fall within a certain range of values.
Cost of manufacturing: Most of the time designers play it safe by giving very tight tolerance which in the end can rack up huge manufacturing costs.
Interchangeability : If a replacement part is used it must be a duplicate of the original part within certain limits of deviation.
-The relationship between functionality and size or shape of an object varies from part to part.

What is good enough?
Loose tolerances leads to assembly interference and unintended functionality and discomfort by the end users. Tolerance analysis will determine the optimized fit and tolerance for a part or feature. Tolerance analysis is conducted in all CTQ (critical to quality) parameters well in advance during product development and is communicated in the manufacturing drawings preferably using ASTM Y14.5-2009 GD&T standard which best industry practice in the world.

Kohlex engineers are Six Sigma green belt certified from GE and they have experience in conducting tolerance analysis using Crystal Ball, Minitab, SolidWorks and hand calculations.

 

 

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Product Animation

Solar Mobile Tower Lighting and Private Network Solution

Border Protection Surveillance Tower for Military and Home Land Security

Safe & Automatic Cleaning Robot for Petroleum & Crude oil Storage Tanks

How Product 3D Animations will help to make more revenue?

  1. Quick visual summary of the concept or product in a bigger level assembly.
  2. Dynamic time – based communication medium.
  3. 3D Animations easily grab people’s attention and increases the probability to win the customers.
  4. 3D Animation also shows details that cannot be conveyed in snaps, pictures or 2D drawings.
  5. Animations give a realistic look at something that has not been built yet.
  6. 3D Animation presents your ideas to your customers in a very technologically sophisticated way.
  7. Emphasize style and glamor of the product.

Our Animation Artists will help you to generate the 3D Product animations with ease & with in less time and cost effective.

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Product Rendering

3D product rendering and visualization can be used to create compelling imagery to tell a story. 3D Rendering and visualization is an affordable technical way for quickly and realistically depicting products or architecture visually. When a concept is still in its early stages 3D rendering can be used to create compelling imagery to tell the story. Besides being a great tool for marketing, 3D visualization saves prototyping time and expense and allows designers the ability to see physical conditions not obvious in 2D design.

Our experts will help you develop 3D product rendering and visualization of your design concepts or ideas so you can have a better understanding of the design and avoid any miscommunication.

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Concept Generation

3D Modeling

Product Design

QARA Services

GD&T Drawings

Thermal Analysis

Structural Analysis

Tolerance Analysis

Product Animation

Product Rendering

Product Documentation

Assembly Instructions

PDM, PLM & BOM

Prototyping & Testing

Hydraulic Design

Electrical Controls

BREAKNECK SPEED DESPITE REGULATIONS; ARE YOU DREAMING?

ARE YOU CHOOSING THE RIGHT PARTNER TO LEAPFROG?

STARTUPS: ARE YOU HIRING THE BEST TALENT?

STRATEGIC SOURCING IN TURBULENT TIMES; ARE YOU DOING THESE?

JUST LOOKING AT PAGE ANALYTICS? OR ACTUALLY USING IT?

ARE YOU CREATING LEADERS OR FOLLOWERS?

STRATEGIC PLANNING: ARE YOU PLANNING TO FAIL? RE-THINK

Product Documentation

Data Sheet example- Kohlex Product Engineer and Project Management SolutionsOperation Manual1- Kohlex Product Engineer and Project Management Solutions

 

In general, product documentation is something that most customers worry about after a product is manufactured and usually it is not thought about until it is too late. For any product, product documentation is one of the most important steps for your product. Kohlex has experience in designing products for mass production and knows the importance of proper documentation at every stage in the design. In Six Sigma, this is the most important phase of the project.

We are well versed with various documentation methodologies and standards across the industries, which will save you time.

Types of product documentation services we provide are:
Product data sheet, Assembly Instructions, Brochures, Collateral Materials, pamphlets, Service & Maintenance Manuals.

OUR CAPABILITIES

Concept Generation

3D Modeling

Product Design

QARA Services

GD&T Drawings

Thermal Analysis

Structural Analysis

Tolerance Analysis

Product Animation

Product Rendering

Product Documentation

Assembly Instructions

PDM, PLM & BOM

Prototyping & Testing

Hydraulic Design

Electrical Controls

BREAKNECK SPEED DESPITE REGULATIONS; ARE YOU DREAMING?

ARE YOU CHOOSING THE RIGHT PARTNER TO LEAPFROG?

STARTUPS: ARE YOU HIRING THE BEST TALENT?

STRATEGIC SOURCING IN TURBULENT TIMES; ARE YOU DOING THESE?

JUST LOOKING AT PAGE ANALYTICS? OR ACTUALLY USING IT?

ARE YOU CREATING LEADERS OR FOLLOWERS?

STRATEGIC PLANNING: ARE YOU PLANNING TO FAIL? RE-THINK