Case Studies

Imaging Diagnostic

Technology:

Advanced optics Design, light management, mechanical patient human interface.

 

Darceo Capabilities Used:

Electrical Engineering-

Mechanical Engineering- Mechanical modeling and system integration

Human Factors Engineering-

 

Application:

Ophthalmology research project

Medical system to correlate eye blood flow to heart performance. System correlates system blood flow with EKG.

 

 

 

 

 

Additive Coating System

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Technology:

Darceo designed and built advanced processing equipment for large scale additive manufacturing organization in the Mil/Aero Space.

 

Capabilities:

Electrical engineering- controls, safety automation, advanced drive systems

Mechanical Engineering –  Modeling, Machine Design, Motion Controls, FEA Simulation

Software Engineering – LabVIEW / Softmotion

Application:

This advanced manufacturing technology equipment was used to build critical military components for an advanced weapon system. This serviced the United States DoD through a Development Grant Process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reverse Engineering and research for repair processes of Weapon Systems Assemblies

 

Technology:

 Darceo worked with other prime contractors to reverse engineer weapon system components using design criteria, modeling, Simulation tools and FEA to develop requirements for repair processes.

Capabilities:

Mechanical Engineering

Modeling, Machine Design, Motion Controls, FEA Simulation

 

Application:

 Continued efforts for advanced repair processes are being developed and researched to extend the life of critical aging weapons systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ophthalmology Surgery Aid Devices

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Technology:

Darceo designed a series of tools for optometry surgeons to give the doctor the ability to pre-mark and monitor the eye foe surgery. These devices are designed to illuminate the patients eye, as well as giving the patient a fixation point centered in the doctor’s view. They are utilized by the doctor to magnify the patients eye and give the doctor cardinal references on the surface of the eye without obstructing their view.

 

Darceo Capabilities Used:

Electrical Engineering- PCBA design with full microcontroller firmware for controls as either hand controlled or remote controlled.

Mechanical Engineering- Mechanical modeling, full design for manufacturing and system integration

Human Factors Engineering- Design for use in surgical environment with complete eye surgeon controls.

The Mechanical Engineers used Solidworks to model the assembly and create the custom Plastics Design. The Electrical Engineering team designed the circuit and designed the PCBA.

 

Application:

 Medical Device used to aid ophthalmology surgeons in prepping their patients for surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grid Monitoring Technology

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Technology:

Power Grid Monitoring System

 

Darceo Capabilities Used:

Electrical Engineering – Circuit Design, PCBA design

Mechanical Engineering – Plastics Design, Tooling and fixture design

Software Engineering – firmware Design and integration, cellular communications

 

Application:

Power Grid Monitoring.

These devices will be mounted along the grid infrastructure to send notifications to the power companies of problematic movements or electrical faults in the system.

 

 

 

 

 

Blast Chambers with Mixing Automation

Technology:

Advanced manufacturing support equipment for small scale explosives.  Chambers are used for manufacturing volatile bullet primers, and need to be able to control and contain an accidental discharge of these materials in the despensing processes.

 

Darceo Capabilities Used:

Electrical Engineering- Controls, Safety Automation Systems

Mechanical Engineering –  Modeling, Machine Design, Motion Controls, FEA Simulation

Manufacturing Engineering – Lean Production, Safety Engineering

Application:

Manufacturing of volatile materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nanofiber Research

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Technology:

Darceo has been performing a research and design effort for a production scale electrospinning equipment. Electrospinning is a process that uses a high voltage electrical field and low volume polymer solutions to stretch and collect fibers hundreds of nanometers in diameter. This technology is mostly limited to small scale lab experiments because of the complex nature of the process it is difficult to scale.

Darceo Capabilities Used:

The Darceo team has designed and manufactured several prototype setups for the electrospinning process. These systems have been able to increase product output greater than 10X and still growing. Focusses of this system are in; low and medium volume fluid flow manifolds, high voltage power distribution, and safety systems removing chemical vapors and power management.

 

Application:

Electrospinning Nanofiber Production System