Research & Development & Expertise
Watch how our R&D Team create new products to the industry or an adaptation of an existing product →
Most of our development is based on customer requirements. We can quickly and effectively customise existing products to suit your specific needs.
Engineering, Research & Development and Testing
The function of research and development is part of the engineering department’s responsibility.
The need for R&D can be generated by two factors
1. An unsolved problem or issue raised by a customer that requires a solution or
2. An advancement in product design or the application of advanced technology. The activities of R&D normally result in the development of new products and possible systems that are new to the industry or an adaptation of an existing product.
Not all of the efforts that are placed into R&D are visible to the eye. R&D could relate to internal components or a change in material science. Major and subtle changes that are developed through the R&D process generally advance the product for easier or wider application or resolve a function not previously capable.
Sicame utilizes the latest in design software Such as Solidworks 3D design and analysis package and Ansys simulation software. This enables testing of the product on virtual prototypes before the first prototypes are constructed. Prototypes are created using 3D printing systems or rapid manufacturing techniques thus further reducing development time.
Engineering & Manufacturing
The engineering department at Sicame are responsible for all facets of the process of product development through to production, testing and final manufacturing. As outline previously, research & development is only one of these facets, from then on engineering is responsible to take it from the concept and design stage into manufacturing. To be able to do this they are responsible for tooling, process control, design and manufacture of machining and assembly centres, sub component assembly design, quality assurance and final testing.
The engineering department is responsible to ensure the final product meets the requirements as outlined by the customer. It is important that both the design of the final product is reproducible in adequate volumes for manufacturing that maintain cost effectiveness and competitiveness. Sicame Australia’s engineering team keep abreast new technologies in both material Science and processing to maintain the market leadership. They work closely with and are part of the Sicame Group worldwide engineering team.
All the products manufactured by Sicame meet the technical standards required by the industries. All products are type tested in Sicame Australia’s NATA accredited laboratories or in other Sicame accredited laboratories. however, it is often that our technological advancements are well in front of the requirements in these standards. This is due to Sicame’s ability to develop new and innovative products including utilization of advanced technologies and materials into new products.