Did you know NewAge Industries has made significant investments into its engineering support group?
We recently expanded our engineering capabilities in order to better serve you, our customer, and your requirements for tubing, reinforced hose, fittings and accessories. Whether your industry involves food, dairy products, beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), chemical transfer, medical devices, laboratory equipment, recreational vehicles, appliances, semiconductor manufacturing, MRO or OEM applications, we're committed to helping you with your fluid transfer needs.
At NewAge we've always promoted our ability to provide engineering assistance. We offer many customized products, such as colored or striped tubing, in-line cutting, hose assemblies, O.D. treatments, and custom compounds for enhanced performance such as low temperature flexibility and anti-static properties.
But we wanted to expand our technical expertise regarding processes, equipment and the latest product testing options available. And we've done it!
We've now greatly increased our abilities with the aim of providing better and faster services to our customers. Within the last several months, NewAge has hired additional team members dedicated to engineering functions. Job titles include Design and Test Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, an Engineering Project Manager and an Applications Engineer who holds a PhD in Plastics Engineering.
The combined engineering experience of these newer employees totals over 100 years. Their backgrounds include work involving industrial engineering, biomedical products, manufacturing, thermoplastics and thermoset materials. Members of the team hold ASQ (American Society for Quality) certifications such as Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
As a result of this team expansion, NewAge is now capable of performing the following:
- Package puncture, tear and integrity testing
- Tensile testing
- Test protocol design
- Pump life testing
- Statistical data collection and analysis
- Elevated increased temperature testing
- Product development capabilities
- Quicker prototyping
We also offer outside testing for sterility, validations and physical properties concerning the hardness or softness of materials, dimensions and mechanical data.
Our Engineering Team can offer fluid flow assembly solutions and help guide inventors and designers from idea and concept through to testing and production. The team uses the robust and efficient Stage-Gate® process for new product development. Projects are carefully managed to ensure that all critical steps are taken throughout the development process, and customers can speak directly with an engineer for assistance. In cases of product failure, the staff can assist with uncovering why and how the failure occurred.
Previously our engineering support consisted mainly of material recommendations, help with flow process models, hose assembly pressure testing, and the development of custom extrusion runs.
So why did we take this step to increase our staff and expand our engineering capabilities?
We recognized that product designs were getting more complex, and our existing staff was challenged to handle the influx of customer requests for assistance. In order to remain a respected partner and reliable supplier, the solution was easy: employ additional qualified people.