HCB Consulting offers a wide range of services to assist original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers and engineering companies in different industry sectors e-g automotive, boat building and composite manufacturing.
Core set of services include: Management of engineering activities, time and resource planning, cost management, engineering change management, concern list management, feasibility studies, composite products design and manufacturing consultancy, mechanisms design and manufacturing consultancy, 1:1 big scale model and mould design and manufacturing consultancy, big scale fixtures, jigs and apparatus design, manufacturing consultancy, motorboat and sailing boat systems design and application, mechanisms design, prototype production, outsourcing, field tests, 3D & 2D drawings and modelling.
We offer a considerable experience on custom & semi-custom bespoke production environment with a solid understanding of one-off, batch and mass production mindset proven by a range of work from initial concepts through design and prototyping, and into manufacture.
Project Management & Engineering Management
We follow different project management techniques according to project needs like "gateway based" or "milestone based" budget management; "finish to start" or "start to finish" time planning; risk management and/or cover planning etc.
This service may consist of all or a part of the following titles:
➢ Benchmark and technical feasibility
➢ Direct management of basic engineering activities
➢ Detailed time and resource planning
➢ Risk management
➢ Procurement management
➢ Issue / Concerns List forming and management
➢ Cover plan forming and management
➢ Cost management
➢ Scope and configurations management
➢ Data management
➢ Engineering Change Management (ECO, ECM, etc.)
➢ E-BOM management
➢ Dedicated procedure forming and management
➢ Communications management
➢ Meeting management
➢ Documentation management
➢ Services and outsourcing management
Yacht Systems Design
We offer a professional Yachts Systems Design service both for sailing and motor boats in various sizes from 10 to 100 feet. Our excessive experience let us assist you to define best off the shelf / semi-custom / bespoke components according to project budget, time and quality targets. Systems Design Service is being held fully on 3D environment and outputs may be served with respect to customer requirements.
Dealing with E2E yacht design work for over 10 years, our team knows the market, very well aware of shipyard capabilities and does understand the expectations of final user.
HCB Consulting understands state of the art manufacturing technologies from traditional lathe and milling cutter to modern 5 axis CNC work centres and erosion machines. We deliver robust bespoke mechanism designs that can be manufactured and work for long years without any problems.
We are capable of giving consultancy services on almost all sub-fields of composite design and production processes starting from white paper to the end of serial production. Our main experiences are on hand lamination, vacuum bagging, vacuum infusion, L-RTM and RTM processes.
Our services on Composites may be summarised with following titles:
➢ Sub-parts definition and 3D data preparation from industrial design (defining installation method, defining material & bonding thicknesses, reforming 3D geometry accordingly, modelling required radius values according to production technique, modelling required release angles, completing all required mould details in 3D and creating CNC milling data for plug manufacturing)
➢ Production technique definition (with respect to cost, quality and weight targets)
➢ Lamination plans (bill of design) definition & composite material characterisation (using rule of thumb)
➢ Composite Industrialization
* BOM cost optimisation
* Labour time optimisation
* Quality improvement
* Process development & improvement
* Composite production facility lay out design
➢ Big scale light-tool (SMP, MDF, etc.) plug design and manufacturing consultancy for composites and sheet plastics production
➢ Big scale CNC milling process optimisation (cost, timing, quality)
➢ Composite / Aluminium single face mould design
➢ L-RTM & RTM Mould Design
➢ Mould design for big scale rotational production techniques
➢ Transportation / Assembly Jigs & Fixtures design (big scale)
3D & 2D Design Work
Any kind of 3D and 2D engineering design work is being done in HCB everyday, precisely and within time targets. Our knowledge of various materials and production techniques allow us present different alternatives to clients with a solid knowledge / experience of Design For Manufacture (DFM) or Design For Assembly (DFA).