Every project manager understands the never-ending stream of obstacles that continuously emerge and cause delays. Many of these are the normal course of business and successful managers plan accordingly for the unexpected. However, deadlines still exist, and meeting those deadlines often requires finding partners with the expertise and ability to provide nimble yet comprehensive solutions when time is of the essence.
Veloce Engineering, “veloce” – pronounced veh-lō-chā – meaning “rapid” in Italian, was founded upon this principal. For almost a decade, the company has helped clients overcome challenges and provide finished prototypes in record time.
Robert Pedros is the founder of Veloce Engineering. After 15 years in medical engineering and manufacturing, Pedros decided to take a few of his freelance clients and open his own design and prototyping company. Those clients are still loyal customers today that rely on Pedros and his dedicated team for its services.
“Veloce” also represents the growth of this engineering firm. Over the last eight years the company has seen a steady increase in its staffing, acquisition of other companies, and the routine expansion of its service offerings.
In order to provide the best and most thorough menu of services requires a dedication to continuing industry education and investment in modern software and state-of-the-art machining tools. Pedros and his team trust SOLIDWORKS for their CAD needs. By being extremely user-friendly, Veloce finds it the fastest and most efficient industry standard software for design work. With add-ons such as GearTrax, for gear and cam designs, and CE Tol, for tolerance stack-up and analysis, SOLIDWORKS provides a complete software solution from ideation and concept modeling, to photorealistic renderings, FEA/structural/motion analysis, and all DFM/DFA projects.
While software is a necessary component to a successful prototype, machines and equipment are just as integral. Veloce currently utilizes an array of 3D printers – including a large frame SLA (stereolithography), that offers up to a 26” x 30” x 22” capacity, and ultra high-resolution SLA, with .002” layer resolution, that can produce top-quality surface finishes in multiple opacities including premium clear. Same day delivery on 3D printing is available for certain projects! The company also offers urethane casting and RTV silicone molding, with either flexible or rigid urethanes and even silicones, as a fast and cost-effective alternative to injection molding. The urethanes options range from glass filled, medical grade and even ROHS/fire-retardant UL rated materials. They utilize a similar, unique process to create production quality silicone prototypes as well.
Lastly, Veloce never overlooks the appearance of the final prototype. With a fully-enclosed spray booth, prototypes can receive custom paint finishes with transfer or rubdown graphics applied for a production model presentation.
Nimble yet comprehensive – that’s the Veloce Engineering way. When clients need it fast, but they need it done right and thorough, Veloce is who OEMs, product design firms, and entrepreneurs are turning to for their rapid prototyping needs. Working with a wide variety of clientele allows this company to take the best practices and ideas that come through its offices and apply those to each and every client, ensuring their prototype project is completed in a seamless and “veloce” manner. Consider Veloce Engineering for the rapid solution to your next prototype or design project.