Prototyping is Barber-Nichols' core business. At its most basic level, prototyping turbomachinery is the act of designing and producing a custom machine to meet a given performance requirement. Beyond that, different types of prototype programs are typically driven by the maturity of the device, the maturity of the system into which it is being integrated, and the business objective. Therefore, prototype programs can range from simplified but challenging technology demonstrators to the most mature pre-production prototypes. The following descriptions are offered to help establish a common vocabulary for discussing your prototyping needs:
Barber-Nichols supports all of these classes of prototypes and has a full range of design, production, and quality assurance levels to accomodate your projects.