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Outsource your engineering needs with confidence by making Continental part of your engineering team

Successfully outsourcing engineering requirements demands that your outsourcing vendor/partner embraces your projects with the same enthusiasm, commitment and care that you do.

Continental's Engineering Center offers you instant access to our extensive outsourced engineering resources and an engineering team focused on your success. Our proactive customer approach is demonstrated by the dozens of patents and proprietary technologies we have developed for clients in the course of outsourced engineering projects.

The advantages of outsourcing engineering

Engineers with productTemporary spikes in demand for engineering resources — and the need to control project and/or salary costs — usually drive the need for engineering outsourcing. The Continental Engineering Center can address both by delivering your project on time and on budget.

Equally valuable is the opportunity to access our problem-solving experience. Whether it's getting it right from the start, solving an urgent problem or meeting a looming deadline, Continental's Engineering Center has the resources, organization and innovative thinking to support your technology outsourcing needs.

When you outsource an engineering job or project to Continental, you will have direct access to your engineer or engineering team leader. This fast, direct-access takes full advantage of the power of communication in effective teamwork and problem solving. Call the Director of Engineering Services at 800 875-4557, extension 307, to discuss your project.

Engineering resources and capabilities

Our Engineering Center can deliver a small, fast-turn-around tool design or a major plant redesign with equal efficiency and cost savings — and can support both U.S. and international projects. We can provide a range of outsourced engineering services with capabilities that include:

  • Assembly cell design
  • Assembly line design, build or relocation
  • Engineering analysis
  • Engineering project management
  • Engineering services
  • Engineering team creation
  • Environmental Services (spills, industrial materials, hazardous materials)
  • Exterior Automotive Lighting
  • Facility engineering/plant layout
  • Fixture Design
  • Full service engineering
  • Gage Design
  • Governmental Services
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Lean Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Lean Six Sigma services for Manufacturing
  • Lean Six Sigma Services for Service Organizations
  • Management of Cradle-to-Grave projects
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Manufacturing Equipment design & build
  • Materials development
  • Medical Devices Design
  • Medical Packaging Design
  • Mold Design
  • New Product Development
  • New Technology Application Development
  • Outsourcing of Departments
  • Patents
  • Plant Layout Services
  • Plastic injection mold design
  • Process equipment design
  • Product development
  • Product engineering
  • Product feasibility drawings/sketches
  • Quality engineering
  • Quality spill services
  • Research & Development
  • Robotic tooling design
  • Safety engineers
  • Special machines design
  • Specification creation
  • Supply Chain Management & Supplier Development
  • SWAT (Quality) Teams
  • Technical publication services
  • Technical Writing/Technical Publications
  • Tool design and build
  • Tooling design & engineering
  • Trim Die design
  • Turnkey Engineering Program Services
  • Turnkey Engineering Services (Bundled Services, Out-Sourced Departments, Purchasing Services, and other services)
  • Warranty Return Programs

Engineering outsourcing case study:
Automotive Lighting Component Engineering

Continental has provided Technical Personnel for Automobile Component Suppliers that manufacture exterior lighting systems for many of the major OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). Technical staff has been provided who are capable of insuring all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS 108) are met:

  • Program Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Product Development Engineers
  • CAD Designers [Unigraphics, CATIA, Pro-E, SDRC and AutoCAD software)
  • Optical Engineers
  • Test Lab Technicians
  • Technical Analysts
  • Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) Engineers

Lighting components that these engineers have developed:

  • Headlamps
  • Signal Lamps
  • Center High Mounted Stop Lights (CHMSLs)
  • Turn Signals
  • Side Markers
  • Stop Lights
  • Back-up Lights
  • License Plate Lights
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps
  • Halogen Bulbs
  • Halogen Headlamps
  • Light Emitting Diodes (LED's)

Technology and services delivered by these engineers:

  • Value Engineering [cost savings]
  • Benchmarking
  • Competitive [Competitor] Analysis
  • Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE)
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis for Moisture and Thermodynamics Studies
  • Created of Proprietary Technology
  • Publishing of Technical papers for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Outsourced Manufacturing Engineering (ME) services were also provided to one of the largest plastics molding industries in North America. Continental Design & Engineering engineers involved included:

  • Thermoplastic injection molding operators [single color, multi-color processing]
  • Thermoset Molding Technicians
  • Molding Engineers
  • Molding Technicians [Techs.)
  • Process Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Quality Engineers

Engineering outsourcing case study:
Engine & Energy Management

This engineering outsourcing project required complete manufacturing plant layout, assembly line design and build services. Technical specialties required for this program included a large engineering team of:

  • Plant Managers
  • Robotic Controls Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Quality Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Production Supervisors

These engineers helped manufacture a wide range of ignitions, generators/alternators, starter motors and battery components.

Continental provided CAD designers to design the assembly lines, assembly fixtures and quality control gauges. The assembly lines that were designed and built included run offs in off-site facilities until they achieved complete run-at-rate capability.

Manufacturing engineers error-proofed assembly operations with Failure Mode Engineering Analysis (FMEA) technology. Quality Engineers remediated scrap and quality issues with Design of Experiments (DOE) technology.

Continental has designed Assembly Cells with the latest Lean Manufacturing technology. Lean Manufacturing seminars served to eliminate MUDA (Japanese word for "waste") from the manufacturing operations. Value Stream Mapping has resulted in significant improvements in Work-in-Process (WIP), labor requirements, and through-put, which combine to produce 20 to 50% [or greater] productivity Improvements.

Engineering Outsourcing Case Study:
Specialized Plastic Injection Molding Engineering

One of the largest plastic injection molding manufacturers in the world had very specialized personnel needs. One division focused on a unique process: four-color injection molding machines capable of molding Red, Amber, Clear (white) and Black polycarbonate plastic in one operation. Molding engineers and molding technicians were provided for all three shifts of a 24 x 7 manufacturing operation. Assembly of these special products involved Butyl Adhesive bonding or Hot-Melt adhesive bonding processes for attachment of the sub-components into a weatherproof final assembly.

Another special assembly process involved Sonic & Vibration Welding processes that required specially designed horns for permanently fusing the plastic parts. Continental was able to support these welding process needs with key manufacturing technical talent on all three shifts as production volumes rose and declined for an optimum lean staffing solution.

Engineering Outsourcing Case Study:
Space Age Plastics Manufacturing

This facility focused on Carbon-Fiber Thermoset plastic molding (Composite Materials), as seen in Aerospace and Automotive Industries. The components that utilize these thermoset plastic materials involve extremely sensitive molding processes. The molding process was followed by a series of chemical washes, Base Coats, Vacuum Deposition Aluminizing, and Top Coating, for protection in extremely harsh environments. Continental was able to help resolve Quality problems and reduce scrap levels throughout the high-tech manufacturing process with Molding Engineers, Quality Engineers and Industrial Engineers who completed engineering evaluations to get at the root cause of the quality situations.

Industries and products that have utilized Continental's Oursourced Engineering resources:

  • Generator & Alternator Manufacturing
  • Distributed Power [Electrical Power] Industry
  • Battery Manufacturing
  • Marine Outboard Engine Manufacturing
  • Medical Packaging Industry
  • Medical Device Design & Engineering
  • Medical Prosthetics Industry
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Automotive Seating Products
  • Automotive Interiors Industry:
    • Dashboards - Instrument Panels
    • Steering Assemblies
    • Consoles
    • Headliners
    • Ashtrays
    • Door Inner Panels
  • Automotive Body-in-White [Exterior Metal Panels]:
    • Fenders
    • Doors
    • Hoods
    • Rear Decks [Trunks]
    • Quarter Panels
  • Exterior Automotive Components including
    • Door Handles
    • Bumpers
    • Fascias
    • Energy Absorbers
    • Door Linkages/Inner Door Systems
  • Rubber Products
    • Molded Rubber Trim Panels
    • Rubber Extrusions
    • Rubber Door Seals
    • Rubber Tubing
  • Die-Cast (Aluminum, Zinc & Magnesium) Mounting Brackets & Structural Components
  • Plastic Injection Molded Parts
  • Metal Stampings
    • Mounting Brackets
  • Metal Fasteners
    • Screws, Nuts, Bolts
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Architectural Lighting Products
  • Manual Transmission Manufacturers
  • Food Processing Manufacturing Systems

Continental's Engineering Center can provide wide scope of outsourced engineering services. Consider making them part of your engineering team. Call the Director of Engineering Services at 800 875-4557 Extension 307.

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