Design Engineering


Design Engineering

Design engineering services are an integral part of our core business. Engineering design focuses on in-house product development and test facilities design while the services we provide are focused on satisfying our customers' needs.


These design engineering services include: product development support, product conformance inspection, reverse/re-engineering, service life extension determination, and product improvement.


Our design engineering staff has the skill to design and develop new products to meet a customer's needs as well as designing test facilities and test fixtures to facilitate customer product testing in the environment it was intended to operate in.




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CAD - Computer Aided Design


Design Engineering Services: CAD - Computer Aided Design

The design/engineering department’s primary Computer Aided Design (CAD) Software is the Inventor (3-D/2-D CAD Software) AutoDesk version 11 system.


The Inventor software is a solid model, three and two-dimensional design/drafting system.


Through the use of many CAD software translators (.DXF, .DWG, .PDF, .IGES and .STP), the design/engineering department is capable of interfacing with other CAD systems (i.e.: CATIA, Pro-E and UG/I-DEAS. )


The Inventor software is supported by three computer servers (one main drawing release, backup and archive system).




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CAE- Computer Aided Engineering


Design Engineering Services: CAE- Computer Aided Engineering

Through DTB’s integrated computer network management and concurrent engineering system, it provides our engineering team with a seamless process between engineering design, analysis and manufacturing.


This provides a synergistic collaboration of engineering disciplines to be efficient and expedient with every engineering program.


This has proven to lower DTB’s product development costs and has greatly shortened our design cycle process.


Typical processes in a CAE design cycle are:



  • Stress analysis on components and assemblies using FEA (Finite Element Analysis)

  • Thermal and fluid flow analysis Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

  • Kinematics

  • Mechanical event simulation (MES)

  • Analysis tools for process simulation for operations such as casting, molding, and die press forming

  • Optimization of the product or process



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Prototype Design


Design Engineering Services: Prototype Design

At Dayton T. Brown we have designed, developed and fielded specialized test equipment for both the military and commercial markets.


Our core design competencies reside in the development of hydraulic and pneumatic test systems as well as electronic and electromechanical systems.












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Rapid Prototyping


Design Engineering Services: Rapid Prototyping

As part of our Design Engineering Services, DTB can provide rapid prototyping of 3D CAD Solid Models using solid freeform fabrication techniques such as Stereo Lithography or Fusion Deposition Modeling (FDM) from a network of qualified suppliers.


These processes take 3D CAD Solid Models and produce a physical prototype part using a variety of materials.


Rapid prototyping is an excellent tool which can be used to stream line the overall design/product development process to achieve a shorter time to market.



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Turn Key Design and Fabrication Services


What is unique about the Lab Div. at DTB and valuable to our customers, is we consider ourselves to be a “One Stop Shop” company. When it comes to reverse engineering and prototype development, DTB has the unique capability to design, fabricate and test both new and redesigned existing products.


Design Engineering Services: Turn Key Design Process Wheel


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