Cascade Engineering has worked with office furniture industry leaders on several groundbreaking seating products. We pride ourselves on working closely with our customers to bring forth their product designs and concepts, turning them into to manufacturable, scalable products. Drawing from our experience and history of innovation, we are capable of entering a project at any phase, from ideation to design to tooling to production. We are second to none when it comes to developing high-quality innovative solutions and getting our customers’ products to market faster than anyone.
One of our more outstanding accomplishments has been the development of the Herman Miller Inc. (HMI) Mirra Chair back. Cascade Engineering worked with HMI designers to review chair components and provide alternatives for non-recyclable materials. We utilized a glass-filled Nylon (PA6) for the upper spine to replace the structural steel back support typically used in office furniture. MoldFlow analysis minimized filling issues during engineering and production start-up. Gating and design changes incorporated in the tooling assured consistent aesthetics. Including the upper spine, Cascade Engineering provides six components for the Mirra chair.
Whatever your product vision, Cascade Engineering is prepared to help you design, engineer and manufacture the product in the most efficient and effective way possible. Our capabilities include:
- APLS- our exclusive six-stage development process
- Comprehensive engineering and design capability
- Finite element analysis
- Mold filling, cooling and warp analysis (MoldFlow analysis)
- Material selection
- Utilization of engineering grade resins, including nanocomposites
- Multiple color capability
- Gas assist, two-shot and co-injection molding
- Medium to large part molding expertise (100-9000 tons)