Product Design & Engineering
RL Hudson engineers solve problems and save money for customers
We understand that our customers require more than just run-of-the-mill parts; they demand comprehensive solutions to complex problems. And those solutions very often begin at the design stage. That’s why our product design and engineering team has expertise not just in mechanical engineering, but in the rubber and plastic materials, mold making and testing. The group includes members with specialized expertise in specific product lines, including molded hoses, shaft seals, molded surfacing products and vibration-control products.
Team members use the latest design and testing technology to create drawings that are compatible with customers’ systems and to verify that parts can withstand real-world demands for both performance and manufacturability. Our designers use Pro/ENGINEER® solid modeling design software to create product drawings, Pro/ENGINEER Plastic Advisor to optimize mold flow, and tools like Abaqus’ finite element analysis software to test product function before production. When the initial product design is complete, our Rapid Tooling center can make a mold and quickly produce prototype parts.