Rand Worldwide has announced a partnership between its IMAGINiT Technologies Design Simulation and Visualization Services Group and the Canadian Centre for Product Validation (CCPV). The partnership is intended to help clients compress the product commercialization gap and reduce the time and cost involved in moving products from concept to market by combining IMAGINiT’s simulation expertise with CCPV’s innovation lab, which offers validation technologies, prototyping and testing equipment.
“Our facility shares a common goal with our manufacturing customers and that is to help organizations be competitive on the global stage by supporting the entire innovation process,” says Ben Cecil, chief business officer, CCPV. “Our partnership with IMAGINiT and their expertise in the area of design simulation now creates a one-stop-shop for product innovation, testing and validation. IMAGINiT will help manufacturers mitigate risk with a suite of simulation services, including computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) and CCPV will solidify the validation and commercialization process at their innovation facility. This enables clients of both organizations access to a complete range of design review and validation expertise resulting in design changes earlier in the process when the cost of change is lowest and the chance for innovation is greatest.”
Located in London, Ontario, along the Detroit-Toronto corridor, CCPV describes itself as one of only two such multi-modal product validation facilities in North America. By performing cross-disciplinary testing based on real-world and worse-case conditions, CCPV is able to provide a complete picture of how a product will perform, helping product manufacturing companies bridge the gap between innovation and commercialization.
“The process of bringing a product from an idea to commercial reality is filled with risk,” says Jason Pfeiffer, director of design and simulation services, IMAGINiT Technologies. “This partnership helps product manufacturers mitigate some of these inherent risks by providing customers with direct access to teams of experts that are experienced and focused on reducing design flaws that delay product launch timelines.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.