Product Development

With decades of industry experience, Hinman has become a trusted resource for market-relevant anti-explosion products of the highest caliber. Our approach to product development is comprehensive, encompassing market assessment and sizing as well as product development and validation. Our work frequently involves analytical and physical modeling; we also develop simplified design tools and software to predict various configuration behaviors.

When explicit physical testing is required, we coordinate programs which may include:

  • Developing and overseeing test programs
  • Advising on appropriate facilities
  • Developing finite element (FE) models to reduce the number of physical tests required
  • Interpreting physical test results
  • Calibrating FE models to physical results
  • Developing simplified software tools to predict the performance of the product over a range of applications

Market Research

Market research is integral to the Hinman product development process. For manufacturers developing new products to compete in the marketplace, our research provides necessary input for creating protective design solutions that are differentiated and cost-appropriate. How a product performs is essential to its success; Hinman clients trust the integrity of our work before they introduce new products.

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Product/Material Specifications

Based on our experience in the industry, and our understanding of advanced engineering and science, we often help clients in developing specifications for a wide range of protective design products.

Our commercial and corporate services range from quick assessments and advice through full engineering services.  

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Product Design

We help clients develop a wide range of protective design products.

Based on a client’s identified objectives, Hinman develops physical security criteria consistent with industry standards and best practices to ensure the appropriate levels of physical protection are met.

Our commercial and corporate services range from quick assessments and advice through full engineering services.

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Physical Testing

Based on the identified client objectives, Hinman develops physical security criteria consistent with industry standards and best practices to ensure appropriate levels of physical protection are designed and met.

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