We have eight full-time mechanical design engineers working solely on fixture and cutting tool design. PDQ has an eleven seat SolidWorks subscription, including several SolidWorks Premium seats for FEA and other higher level engineering calculations. PDQ has the engineering capacity to complete all designs in-house and will not outsource your design to third party engineering firms. (However, PDQ doesn’t have an issue building to a customer supplied design if it has been previously built and proven out). Once the fixture or cutting tool is built, complete models and drawings are made available to the customer.
Our team has years of experience successfully processing high volume machining projects all over the globe. If PDQ is awarded cutting tools and fixtures for the same project we’ll internally resolve issues so you don’t have to be the middle-man between multiple vendors.
We also have compiled a database of proven feeds and speeds for the cutting tools we build. We help you develop your entire machining process, optimizing tool life and efficiency, and provide you with the necessary process documents to ensure smooth implementation.
Upon receipt of order, your project will enter the queue in our engineering department. Once the designers reach your project in the queue, you may be contacted for more information. If your RFQ was thorough enough, you may be contacted once the preliminary design is completed. Customers will need to carefully review the preliminary design and recommend changes before the design is completed. A video conference or Go-To-Meeting between the customer and designer is recommended. Once the design is approved it will be finished up and released for build.