Composite Engineering

Prototype Design

With a team of experienced industrial designers, we are able to advise on any stage of your product development cycle. We have the tools and equipment to help produce ultra high-quality one-off prototypes from your napkin-sketch ideas. We can assist with concept development, material selection, ergonomic considerations, product testing and optimization for additive manufacturing.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help bring your idea to life!

Mold Design

Our team has over 40 years of experience designing and fabricating tools and molds for a wide spectrum of industries and applications. We can aid in designing tools or molds which meets your manufacturing process and dimensional requirements. Using industry standard CAD and CAM software, we can help at any stage of your tooling design.

Being a composite fabricator, we offer in-depth expertise to ensure your tooling design complements your manufacturing practices, thus resulting in the best finished part possible.

Tooling Design

Spartec has over 20 years of experience specifically in fixture design. We consistently produce fixtures for both our in-house part trimming projects, as well as custom fixtures for customers. We provide turn-key solutions to customer’s fixturing needs to help improve dimensional consistency, and streamline manufacturing.

Spartec designs and implements various types of fixtures, including but not limited to: weld fixture, part holding fixtures for trimming and assembly, and rotators for mold.

We have designed custom tooling for parts and assemblies of all shapes and sizes, each with their own individual challenges and particular needs. Our turn-key solutions help control quality while improving dimensional accuracy and operator ergonomics.

Some examples of tools we have helped design and develop include:

  • 6-Axis Robotic Trim Cells for automotive parts
  • Fully adjustable weld fixtures for complex metallic assemblies
  • Bonding fixtures for Assembly Automation
  • Assembly jigs, templates and fixtures
  • Part locating & holding fixtures for CNC machining centers
  • Testing fixtures

Our team has full CAD capabilities enabling us to work closely with our customers in designing their fixture needs. As well, we use composite engineering principles and CAE tools to ensure fixtures meets your exact specifications.

We have consolidated in-shop capabilities such as welding and CNC fabrication into one facility – for composite, wood, and metal fixtures – to ensure that your project is fabricated on-time, and with precise, expert quality.

We are specifically able to help with:

  • Welding fixtures
  • Part positioning fixtures
  • Hold-downs
  • Quality inspection fixtures

Reverse Engineering

Using our in-house Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) technology and CAD design software, we can quickly and accurately digitalize any existing part or assembly. With our years of experience in fabrication, we are also able to provide expert advice and can extrapolate manufacturing techniques for reverse engineering existing composite parts.

As well, we work closely with our material testing partners and can help with material characterization and product validation.

FEA Analysis

Our engineering composites team offers simulation services to help reduce prototype and testing costs for your composite parts. Using Solidworks Simulations, we are able to optimize your composite part geometry and laminate schedule to meet your requirements while reducing mass and material consumption. This simulation package is tightly integrated with CAD and can allow for multiple design iterations, thus streamlining the design process.

Our simulation techniques follow industry best practices and have been validated through physical testing. We are available to help at any stage in your composite part development.

Our team also specializes in metal conversions. We are able to design and analyze a composite part which meets the strength and stiffness requirements of your existing metal part. We would be happy to consult with you to show how analysis methods and years of experience can help you make lighter, cost effective composite parts.

Composite Engineering Frequently Asked Questions

If your project is still in its infancy, we can assist you. We have an experienced team of industrial designers to help take your project from an idea to reality. From the early development stages to manufacturing, we offer a full-service solution.

We have more than 20 years of experience in fixture design and have designed custom tooling for parts and assemblies of all shapes and sizes. We are experienced in working with a wide range of industries and all types of products.

If you have an existing part that is currently made of metal, we can design and analyze your part to be made with composite material. All while meeting your expectations of strength and stiffness through a lighter, cost-effective composite part.