Gowanda’s Technology Center designs and develops prototype tooling and unique production equipment to support product development initiatives in connection with specific customer requirements or general market needs. The vertical integration provided by the Tech Center allows us to offer much more than just “catalog” products; we design and deliver solutions.
The Tech Center team is housed in a fully equipped, state-of-the-art machine tool and design center near our New York-based headquarters. Our versatile equipment includes a Vertical Machining Center and a CNC Electric Discharge Machine. The facility also includes prototyping equipment—such as CNC machines, lathes, 3D printers and software tools like AutoCAD—to aid in the development of soft tooling. This tooling can be used for proof-of-concept prototypes or small production quantities.
Auto-CAD is utilized in the design process to create, manage and document design concepts, specifications and revisions. This tool also enables Gowanda to effectively and efficiently communicate with customers throughout the design and development process, since such electronic collaboration speeds up the process and improves time-to-market.