It is common for Domaille Engineering to provide solutions that comprise of mixed technologies. This occurs because as the goals and constraints of a project become understood, the Domaille Engineering team searches for applicable materials and manufacturing technologies that provide the best solution. Sometimes an initially conceived metal part is replaced by a plastic molded part, or a wrought machined part is replaced by a cast part. If metal or plastic 3D printing provides an optimum solution, then Domaille has the design and manufacturing wherewithal to make that happen. On occasion, a material or manufacturing process is changed as the product matures to support automation, volume manufacturing, or competitiveness.
Common mixed technologies used:
- Machined wrought metals
- Cast metals
- Molded plastic
- Laser welding
- Friction stir welding
- Vacuum brazing
- Fastener-free joining
- Additive manufacturing (3D printing, metal or plastic)
- Purchased materials
- Formed sheet metal
- Electro-mechanical assembly and test
Assemblies comprising of mixed technology components tend to provide our customers with the best competitive solution.