Matrix Band Machine

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WDSI Involvement:
  • Design
  • Complete Drawing Package
CAD Software Used:  Pro-Engineer
Description:  High-speed machine for dental industry that makes the matrix band that is wrapped around your tooth while being filled.  3" wide stainless steel is feed through a progressive die at the rear of the machine.  The part is then transferred to the front units were a large conical loop is made, a lock loop is fastened to it to hold the shape, and 6 tight winds are placed at the other end of the part.  The finished part is transferred to a vision inspection station where it is determined a "good" or "bad" part.  A part is made every 3 seconds.  The machine was designed to make 4 different size matrix bands with minimum changeover. 
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Arial Lift Platform

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WDSI Involvement:
  • Design
  • Complete Drawing Package
  • Parts Ordering
  • Assembly Management
CAD Software Used:  Pro-Engineer
Description:  New aerial lift platform design with automatic assist lift up front gate.  The customer came to us with the concept sketch.  WDSI developed the complete design / detail package then managed all aspects of the build for the first prototype.
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4 Wheel Suspension for Arial Lift

WDSI Involvement:
  • Conceptual Sketches
  • Design
  • Complete Drawing Package
CAD Software Used:  Pro-Engineer
Description:  New aerial lift suspension design keeps platform level as vehicle maneuvers through various types of terrain.  The customer came to us with a concept.  WDSI developed the complete design & detail package then managed.
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Frame & Outriggers for Arial Lift

WDSI Involvement:
  • Conceptual Sketches
  • Design
  • Complete Drawing Package
  • Parts Ordering
  • Assembly Management
CAD Software Used:  Pro-Engineer
Description:  New frame and outriggers design for an aerial lift.  The customer came to us with the concept sketch.  WDSI developed the complete design / detail package then managed all aspects of the build for the first prototype.
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Cylinder Assembly and Test Station

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WDSI Involvement:
  • Conceptual Sketches
  • Design
  • Complete Drawing Package
  • Parts Ordering
  • Assembly Management
CAD Software Used:  Pro-Engineer
Description:  Machine designed to build, pressure test, cycle and clean hydraulic cylinders.  The piston is assembled onto the rod on the center section of the table.  The rod is assembled into the cylinder on either side of the table.  The one side of the table will be in the up position doing the pressure checks and cleaning cycles while another cylinder is being built on the opposite side of the table.  The station is designed to handle a wide range of cylinder types and lengths with minimum tooling changeover (no tools required).
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Indexing Fixture Design Proposal

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WDSI Involvement:
  • Conceptual Sketches
  • 3-D Modeling
  • View Creation

 

CAD Software Used:  Pro-Engineer and Inventor
Description:  WDSI was approached with an idea for a new style of fixture indexing and asked to do conceptual design work and create views that could be presented during a formal design proposal meeting.
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Engine Block Blast Cabinet Design Proposal

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WDSI Involvement:
  • 3-D Modeling
  • View Creation

 

CAD Software Used:  Pro-Engineer
Description:  Blast machine manufacture had a concept for blasting engine blocks.  WDSI took the concept and developed it into a working model in order to prove out the proposal.
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Military Vehicle Blast Cabinet Design Proposal

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WDSI Involvement:
  • 3-D Modeling
  • View Creation

 

CAD Software Used:  Pro-Engineer
Description:  Blast machine manufacture had a concept for blasting military vehicle bodies.  WDSI took the concept and developed it into a working model in order to prove out the proposal.
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Military Vehicle Suspension Arm Install

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WDSI Involvement:
  • Conceptual Design
CAD Software Used:  Inventor
Description:  Design concept of an assembly station to press bearings into the suspension arm, then transfer from a table into position for installation on the vehicle.
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