Prototyping

Advanced modeling capabilities and global supplier networks allow us to provide quick and creative prototype solutions. Aavid engineers are trained in design and techniques that allow for a seamless cycle from concept to prototype to production. Starting with the concept phase, Aavid 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.

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Prototyping Capabilities Include:

  • 3D Printing
  • CAD Modeling
  • CNC Machining
  • Custom thermal solution 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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