Proud to Support This Exciting Community
Reflecting on her roots in biomechanics, Cristy Richards (JAKTOOL President & CEO) poses with one of our latest test devices, used to advance state-of-the-art in sports medicine and technology. Proud to support this exciting community.
Enhancing Process Development for Production Scale-up
When a client came to JAKTOOL looking to enhance their process development for production scale-up, we provided them with the IP needed to bridge the gap in the technology commercialization process. A safer, quicker, more accurate system was delivered, reducing risk to the OEM.
Maintaining Production and Delivery Schedules in a Pandemic
Many companies rely on overseas suppliers to support their needs. During a world-wide crisis, these companies are likely unable to react with the responsiveness and agility needed to ensure the continuation of production. JAKTOOL maintains production and delivery schedules by prioritizing domestic suppliers. We are able to communicate with key suppliers to determine whether operations are affected by the events. Engaging regional suppliers allows for faster flow of goods and reduced delivery time allowing us to support our needs during this pandemic.
Control Valve Testing and Assembly
James, one of our mechanical engineers, designed and manufactured a novel mechanism for control valve testing and assembly. This fixture eliminates the need to switch between two separate setups by using one setup to measure both force and displacement. This advanced feature shortens the assembly process and increases accuracy and reliability.
The Formula SAE Competition is Still Up and Running!
Schools may be closed, but the formula SAE competition is still up and running! Collegiate Design Series has shifted the 2020 Formula SAE events onto a virtual platform. Every year, JAKTOOL puts a great amount of time and resources into the Rutgers Formula Racing as a proud sponsor. This year will be no different!
Rapid Design to Market
Rapid design to market is vital in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A customer with a stringent timeline engaged the JAKTOOL team to develop Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBA’s) for a novel Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Device. Initial prototype boards for the PCBA’s, which control the fan and alarm system within the device, were designed and produced for testing in under a week. First run production boards were produced 1 week later. This rapid turnaround time helped our customer fill an urgent need in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Supporting The Demand For PPE Units
Shifting our efforts from warfighters on the battlefield to heroes on the front lines of this pandemic, JAKTOOL was given the opportunity to support the demand for PPE units. When a medical professional with a homegrown effort came to us with a need, we were ready to help. DigiVac sourced the textile face mask material while we manufactured the nasal reinforcement strips with adhesive backing. This small effort provided medical professionals in Washington D.C and Alabama with the PPE needed to keep them safe.
Shoutout to Simon Gehrig
JAKTOOL would like to give a shoutout to Simon Gehrig, one of our manufacturing engineers, for his help in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Simon and a group of his peers are working on designing and 3D printing machine parts to help automate the production of surgical masks. This device can be used at home to produce surgical masks at a faster-than-DIY pace. Their goal is to produce and donate 100 masks per week, helping hospitals keep up with their demand. We thank you for your hard work!
To complement our electrical engineering departments ability to develop new PCB designs, we leverage off the shelf automation technology for integration into new systems. Here our team is wrapping up control and enhanced safety features to an off the shelf hydraulic press.
Are your engineering teams saturated? Are you looking to leverage skill sets that aren’t in house? Need a partner with the agility to get to market faster? JAKTOOL is always available to talk about your business needs and discuss how you can best utilize our services to achieve your success. Let’s chat!