Working with more than 1,000 companies worldwide with over 100 years experience, Stant has learned the value of speed to market. Our capabilities for design, validation and manufacturing allow our clients to quickly and efficiently design pollution management systems that exceed to the governmental validation requirements.
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Capabilities: Stant is global leader in the design, validation and manufacture of fuel systems, subsystems and components for those systems. As such, Stant has worked with, and produced fuel systems for, many of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers.
One significant advantage of working with Stant is its ability to rapidly develop component prototypes. Rapid prototyping “bridges the gap between ideas and opportunities.”
Design: As an industry leader in fuel systems design, Stant collaborates extensively with regulatory agencies. This gives Stant comprehensive knowledge of market and regulatory trends that impact fuel systems. At the same time, Stant works very closely with its clients’ Advanced Product Engineering and Research & Development teams.
Close collaboration with both regulatory agencies and client engineering and R&D teams allows Stant to design, prototype, validate and manufacture fuel systems faster and more cost effectively for its clients.
Validation: All components are tested for durability and performance in harsh vehicle environments. Typically, these products are comprised of fabricated and cast metals, injection molded and extruded plastics and rubber components. In the case of fuel systems and ORVR, the design validation process includes environmental and vibration testing, leakage testing, caster load and purge testing, and live vehicle refuelling testing.
Solutions: Stant creates fuel systems solutions for its clients. Currently, Stant holds 165 active patents in fuel systems, with an additional 25 fuel systems patents pending. 39 of these active patents are for ORVR vapor management technology.
The Prototyping Process:
How does tooling for prototypes work? Tooling would typically involve some level of low volume injection mold tooling or soft tooling for bending and welding of filler pipes. This tooling would be managed by Stant to allow the supply of production intent prototypes to meet customer’s needs.
Are there multiple levels of prototyping? Multiple levels of tooling typically are used to validate a design concept. The initial stages of tooling would utilize our rapid prototyping and custom machining capabilities to develop a proof of concept prior to investing in higher cost soft tooling.
The innovation process described above is a critical tool that leads to the creation of value both in product design and process. This structured process generates a large number of diverse ideas quickly and then uses a systematic approach to classify and rank them. The output of this process is a preferred solution that the team can focus on refining during the optimization stage.