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Design & Materials Conversion

Innovative and forward thinking companies are specifying and incorporating composite materials into their product designs today for the multiple and inherent performance features that composite materials deliver.

Increasingly, designers and engineers are finding great value in converting traditional materials previously used in part design and creation are being improved with the advanced composite materials developed at IDI's 3i Technology Center to optimize performance, address the needs of harsh environments, create higher strength, and lower density products.

The 3i Composites Technology Center uses a variety of methods and tools to identify and evaluate the viability of material conversion including:

  • SOLIDWORKS® CAD and simulation capabilities

  • Application review and material selection support

  • Material comparison for conversion from conventional materials

Prototype blades for Horton HTEC
3i Process