CDH provides design and engineering resources from cradle to grave. We work with customers to evaluate their product needs and determine if we can optimize components to perform better, save materials and cut costs.

Our R&D and engineering support group is the largest in the industry and includes a team of more than 50 professionals, including structural engineers and PhDs. We have an internal testing and laboratory facility, and can provide 3D printing and prototyping services to partner with customers to develop new products. We can also fully simulate an entire system, not just one component, to see the big picture of how the complete system will perform. 

We then look at specifications and how we can manufacture it. Our machinery design engineers revise and improve design for tooling and then will manufacture and commission the tooling to make your profiles and components.

Our full suite of R&D capabilities includes:

  • Product Development and Optimization
  • Geometric Analysis
  • Structural Analysis
  • Physical Testing
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Material Analysis
  • External Research Projects
  • Process Development
  • Finite Element Analysis
    • Products
    • Systems
    • Processes
  • Software Development
  • Technical Product Support

Our full suite of roll forming tooling and machinery capabilities includes:

  • Roll tooling design & manufacture
  • Press tolling and cut-off tooling & manufacture
  • Dedicated production line for commissioning of new tooling and development of products and prototypes
  • Design of roll forming machinery and equipment including mechanical, electrical, controls, software and automation.