"Capabilities" at Greene, Tweed goes beyond the right tools, and starts with the right people.

Partnering with a customer to solve new challenges begins with a team. Employees are engaged across departments, from engineering to marketing to sales. Each brings unique knowledge to the group, and the tools of social business allow them to collaborate, brainstorm, and investigate options from around the world. Together, they leverage capabilities like rapid prototyping and state-of-the-art laboratories to propose solutions, vet them, and use the results to make further improvements. Only once an optimal solution is found, does it reach manufacturing.

This process of development is fundamental to Greene, Tweed’s ability to solve critical challenges. Along with systems like Stage Gate and Lean Six Sigma, it ensures every product we bring to market delivers the most value possible. And you can see it in action here.

Materials

Elastomeric Seals:
Our FKM and FFKM seals are designed to handle a variety of operating conditions. Service temperature ranges from -40°F to 600°F (-40°C to 315°C), and broad chemical resistance keeps them performing in highly corrosive media. Specialty compounds have also been developed to combat RGD, receiving top ratings under ISO 23936-2. As O-rings or in assemblies, our elastomers deliver high performance and long life in every industry.

Engineering Thermoplastics:
Engineering thermoplastics provide lightweight strength with broad chemical resistance. A wide operating temperature range makes them particularly suited for HPHT drilling, and they afford a high degree of design flexibility when molding. Whether as backup rings, in mechanical seals, or in electrical connectors, this versatile material imparts long life and reliable performance across markets.

Thermoplastic Composites:
Combining a polymer matrix with a fiber filler, thermoplastic composites achieve better performance than either element could provide on its own. A lightweight but durable material, they have excellent impact and fatigue resistance for long life in punishing conditions. On aircraft, thermoplastic composites are an efficient and eco-friendly replacement for metal and thermoset components. And due to excellent abrasion resistance, they make ideal wear parts in the petrochemical industry.

Integrated Solutions:
Integrated solutions leverage coating, bonding, and encapsulation to combine disparate materials in a single component. Ideal for customization, this toolbox of capabilities produces solutions that maximize the qualities of their constituent materials. The result is boosted production, longer component life, and lower cost of operations through decreased maintenance – benefits which are realized in every industry.

Design

Research & Development:
Our scientists work collaboratively with customers to develop solutions that deliver lasting benefits for next-generation technologies

Application Engineering:
With industry and material expertise across a range of technologies, our application engineers enable DFM (design for manufacturability) capabilities for our customers

Process Engineering:
By enabling product realization through advanced technology and leadership, our Process Engineers drive innovative solutions to the market

3D Modeling:
Ensures a proper and accurate fit of all components and hardware

FEA:
Analyzes the stress of plastics and elastomers under pressure and dynamic movement conditions to ensure that the material is specified correctly and not overstressed

3D Printing:
Creates a three-dimensional ABS plastic model from a CAD design in just hours for a visual design prototype

Lean Six Sigma:
An efficiency and quality methodology that eliminates waste and reduces errors

Stage Gate:
A systematic process for driving product innovation from concept to launch

Manufacturing

Molding

  • Composite
  • Compression
  • Injection
  • Isostatic

Process

  • Cleanroom manufacturing
  • Cleanroom packaging
  • CNC milling/turning
  • Composite fiber placement
  • Induction brazing
  • Lathe/mill
  • Laser
  • Laser welding (metals)
  • Mold design & manufacturing
  • Precision tolerancing
  • Surface grinding
  • Waterjet

Quality

Verification

  • Cleanrooms with Class 100 and 1000 environments
  • Composites & plastics NDT (nondestructive) testing (e.g., x-ray, ultrasonic)
  • CMM both contact and non-contact used for verification
  • Landing gear test rig—Full-scale landing gear test equipment for seals and bearings
  • Materials test lab—Advanced equipment to evaluate basic properties of raw material for quality control and to support proprietary material development
  • Plasma lab—Testing of parts using four process gases utilized in the semiconductor industry
  • Pump wear test rig—Simulates pump operation and tests wear material performance


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