Prototyping


Advanced modeling capabilities, nimble design engineering resources and global supplier networks allow us to provide quick and creative prototype solutions. Boyd engineers are trained in design and techniques that allow for a seamless cycle from concept to prototype to production. Starting with the concept phase, Boyd's thermal and mechanical engineers are adept at innovative problem-solving, using the most current technology trends combined with decades of expertise to develop highly optimized creative solutions. State of the art manufacturing capabilities and design labs enable engineering teams to realize these concepts quickly and efficiently as well as conduct relevant testing and validation. Prototypes are developed with an eye towards cost efficient and timely production; DFM (Design for Manufacturability) is a core focus. Dependent upon fabrication or manufacturing process needs, material input, supply availability and design complexity, rapid prototyping capabilities can produce prototypes as quickly as 24 to 48 hours for precision converting solutions.

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Prototyping Capabilities Include:

  • 3D printing
  • CAD modeling
  • Laser prototyping
  • Waterjet cutting
  • CNC machining
  • Multi-layer / advanced material stack-ups
  • Custom hand or automated assembly
  • Dip Brazing
  • Friction Stir Welding
  • Internal component machining
  • Internal heat pipe fabrication and testing (groove, screen mesh and sintered powder)
  • Metal Casting
  • Metal Coating
  • Post-Processing & Finishing
  • Pressure testing
  • Rapid Tooling/Production
  • RTV Tooling/Urethane Casting
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • SLA (Stereolithography)
  • Soldering and brazing (torch, vacuum, controlled atmosphere)
  • Vacuum Brazing
  • Welding (TIG, MIG, plasma, inert gas, braze), including aerospace qualified weld capability
  • Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining)


For full testing and validation capabilities, please see the Testing & Validation section.

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