from published articles featuring ADSC.
A Niche: Company helps automakers pinpoint problems —
Ann Arbor News
Design Service Corp. uses software and engineering techniques
pioneered by NASA to troubleshoot production designs and processes.
Major component suppliers enlist the services of ADSC to resolve
parts experiencing premature failure. Due to our success in
analyzing these failures, we are now seeing a trend towards
implementing FEA during the initial design stage says Dilip
K. Nigam (ADSC president). Additionally, more and more automakers
are asking ADSC to investigate ways to make its parts more
durable and lighter, saving the companies millions of dollars
in the process he says. Gradually, we've seen an acceptance
that they need to do this up front. That's why our slogan
is design it right the first time. Ideally, everybody should
analyze every part that they're designing.
fix' specialist solves makers' problems — Automotive
The firms main tool is finite element analysis: computerized
testing of parts and systems to simulate stress and temperature
loads. Ideally you want to use actual prototype testing
as the last validation after you have done all the analysis
on the computer says Nigam (ADSC president), the firms biggest
competitor is ignorance.
aims to become large — Crains Small Business
has helped its large customers create patents and solve
problems with airplanes, engines, transmissions, spinal
rods etc. We've used them quite a bit, said Greg Karpicke
(automotive Senior Project Engineer) They are very innovative
with their solutions. They don't just come up with problems.
Track — Multiple Years
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