Working with a wide range of OEM customers across multiple industries, YUSA prides themselves in their ability to design and develop products that exceed customer expectations from prototype to mass production level. YUSA R&D has the capability and resources to successfully design, prototype, and test/validate all locally in its Ohio facility.
YUSA’s commitment to quality and detail starts at the very initial stages of design and development. The R&D group’s access
to a multitude of on-site validation equipment allows for creation of a strong foundation in which to build and validate your design.
A comprehensive knowledge across a range of engineering disciplines is required when designing or predicting performance for any rubber part. YUSA’s R&D has many years of experience available to help any customer acquire and validate a design
that most efficiently and effectively satisfies their requirements.
With a multitude of test machines available on site, each product developed at YUSA’s R&D can be thoroughly evaluated for performance or durability requirements. Parts can be tested under temperature controlled conditions, with various dynamic inputs, and with available outputs for analysis.
Custom Testing Configurations
With the availability of customizable testing configurations, YUSA R&D has the capability to test from the most simple products in a single axis to even a complete quarter suspension module with three axis inputs. YUSA R&D is prepared and ready to be challenged with even the most rigorous of engineering specifications.
Numerous rubber compounds with varying specific qualities are available even at the earliest design stages. Equipment available on site allows YUSA R&D to procure a rubber compound to use to make products that meet or exceed customers’ expectations.
Example Rubber Compound Variations:
Quick Turn Prototyping and Modification
With the availability of CNC machining equipment, YUSA R&D can very quickly make low quantity customer tuning requests available for trial. YUSA successfully combines the resourcefulness, focus, and personal customer relations of a small company with the pricing, control, and quality of a large and prosperous corporation.
Additional equipment available:
When post processing is required to achieve dimensional precision, part characteristics, and surface roughness
requirements, YUSA R&D is prepared with production style equipment installed within the facility.
Locally sourced tooling allows YUSA R&D more control and improved communication with suppliers and customers. Tooling includes making the individual components, replaceable mold cavities, the rubber molds themselves, dies for post-processing, and fixtures for testing and dimensional verification.
Prototype Rubber Molding Press
In order to obtain the highest quality parts most efficiently, the vulcanization parameters should be controlled precisely. YUSA R&D has the expertise in setting and maintaining those parameters to be used in prototype and into production. Variables such as injection speed, temperatures, cure time, etc are all part of the initial tuning of parts in order to achieve and sustain the customer’s requirements.
A critical part of the development process involves performance prediction techniques utilizing YUSA R&D’s FEA simulation tools. YUSA engineers regularly evaluate 3D models using tools including CATIA, ABAQUS, and Endurica in order to output useful information such as theoretical stress and strain, fatigue analysis, and static characteristic predictions.
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