We are renowned for the ingenuity, reliability and robustness of our designs for mechanisms and electro-mechanical drives.
Developing and optimising a great concept requires detailed theoretical analysis using mathematical modelling, computer simulation and tolerance analysis tools in combination with the construction and testing of physical rigs and prototypes.
Safety critical products are serious products that deliver serious performance. They must be robust, reliable and intuitive. Lives depend on it.
These products are normally used in dangerous, uncomfortable or challenging environments where the user’s stress levels can be high. Their use must be straightforward and self-explanatory. Their design must demonstrate an inherent fitness for purpose, instilling a sense of confidence in the user.
We support our B2B clients develop their products in becoming world leading brands whilst maintaining a focus on the importance of the user interaction with their products.
Many personal protection and safety products are worn on the body. These must be comfortable, easy to don and they need to look cool so that your target users want to put them on.
The rise of the global product range has increased the ergonomic and cultural challenges that need to be addressed in order to develop long term comfortable products that highly diverse users will want to be seen wearing.
Rugged products need to be developed with a clear understanding of the operational environments in which they will be used and the usage challenges that they will have to endure.
In use rugged equipment will be subjected to high impact and vibration loadings. Added to this are environmental challenges such as extremes of temperature and humidity – often with large diurnal variations – and the need to seal against water and particulate ingress.
Complex system design can only be delivered successfully when a close knit multidisciplinary team works together cooperatively to balance and blend inputs from all the relevant skill areas.
At DCA this way of working is a natural consequence of our organisational structure, which encourages our staff to reach out across the traditional inter-departmental barriers.