29 Nov 2019 / advanced services

How can you accelerate product innovation?

HUB by Technyl® harnesses an integrated suite of services to fast-track development

To help manufacturers stay a step ahead of the competition and give a boost to product innovation in fast-changing markets, Solvay has created HUB by Technyl®. This suite of interconnected services is designed to push parts performance to new boundaries and stay ahead of the market in dynamic sectors like automotive, consumer electronics, heating and cooling and more.

HUB by Technyl® connects customers seamlessly to the entire Technyl® development offering, supporting them throughout the journey, from design and material selection through to parts testing. It brings together MMI® Technyl® Design’s advanced predictive simulation tool, together with fast and functional prototyping in Sinterline® 3D-printing services, and flexible parts testing with APT® application performance testing – all with dedicated expertise to support innovation and speed time-to-market.

Performance platform
“This is a unique platform of upgraded services, fully integrated and ready to provide our customers enhanced capabilities and synergies for eco-design agility and cost optimization,” says Antoine Guiu, Global R&D Manager at Solvay. “Accelerating product innovation means constantly investing in new capabilities, such as our brand-new test bench for potable water management.

A key component of the HUB by Technyl® suite, the Technyl® APT® comprises an extensive application performance testing laboratory offering for fluids, including circulation, leakage, air pulsation, burst pressure, and corrosion. With the addition of a test bench for water management systems, it can now simulate the ageing of materials in hot/cold water circulation trials at different chlorine and oxygen levels. Manufacturers can evaluate the performance of applications under extensive real-life conditions, including adaptive burst pressure, weld line resistance, surface aspect and weight loss testing.

Global manufacturers of components in contact with potable water, such as boilers, circulation pumps and water meters, are increasingly looking to address cost and performance challenges while speeding time-to-market,” says Florence Schutz, Global Marketing Manager, Solvay. “With these upgraded capabilities, HUB by Technyl® enables integrated component design that would not be possible in metal, using our new APT® test bench to validate ageing and performance of the appropriate Technyl® material.

Find out how HUB by Technyl® can help you enhance product differentiation, accelerate time to market and improve development cost efficiency.