Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Capabilities

Let our expert team help you achieve success with all your mechanical engineering needs.


VPI’s mechanical engineers develop prototypes, analyze product designs, and design mechanical systems for your new or redesigned products and systems.

Performing analysis on your mechanical system has specific benefits:

From strength analysis to human factors analysis, our team of experienced engineers can identify and address potential issues in your mechanical system before they become costly problems down the line. We use advanced tools and techniques such as finite element analysis and failure modes and effects analysis to thoroughly evaluate every aspect of your product’s design. With VPI’s mechanical analysis services, you can have confidence in the quality and durability of your products, and your customers can have confidence in your brand.

      • Strength Analysis
      • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
      • Finite Element Analysis
      • Failure Analysis
      • Loads Analysis
      • Human Factors Analysis

Mechanical Systems & Parts Design

  • Solid Modeling
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Plastics Design
  • Machined Parts Design
  • Material Selection
  • Enclosure Designs
  • Ergonomic Design
  • EMI/RFI Shielding
  • 2D Mechanical Drawings
  • 3D Models
  • Robotics
  • Chassis Design
  • Motor Controls
  • Industrial Design

Optical Systems

  • Lenses
  • Mirrors
  • Machined Parts
  • Molded Parts


  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics

Preproduction Models

  • Field Testing
  • Feasibility Testing
  • Environmental Stress Testing

    Rapid Prototype Machining


    Rapid Prototype Machining is one of the exceptional capabilities of VPI Technology’s Mechanical Engineering services. Rapid Prototype Machining, also known as rapid prototyping or rapid tooling, is a technique used in product development to quickly create physical prototypes or tooling based on CAD (Computer-Aided Design) models. It allows engineers and designers to evaluate the design, test functionality, and analyze the working principle of a part or product before proceeding to mass production.

    Rapid prototyping plays a crucial role in modern-day product development, where companies strive to introduce new products faster to remain competitive. By reducing the time and cost required to iterate designs, rapid prototyping enables VPI to create prototypes quickly and efficiently, allowing for iterative design improvements, validation, and gathering valuable feedback from stakeholders before final production. Utilizing rapid prototype machining, VPI Engineering can provide precision and accuracy in the fabrication of machined parts and components and facilitate the evaluation of form, fit, and function early in the product development process. With their extensive range of mechanical engineering capabilities, VPI Technology is well-equipped to provide comprehensive solutions to military, government, industrial, and commercial clients.