When your application requires a custom-designed component or assembly, the Continental Disc Corporation Special Products Group will work with you to fulfill those requirements. They are engineers who are experienced with special or exotic materials, as well as state-of-the-art processing and testing requirements. Whether your needs are for low production run or thousands, CDC is ready to solve your precision components needs. We add efficiency to the process with our in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities.

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Problem Solving:

CDC’s custom design capabilities have been tapped for such wide ranging projects as air conditioning units, oxygen supply systems, aircraft ejection seats, wind turbines, sonabouys and the space shuttle.

The same engineering, testing and manufacturing talent that has solved unique applications for worldwide industries is now available to deliver innovative solutions to your own specific application.

 Custom Engineered Capabilities & Product Solutions

Extensive capabilities, processes, materials, and equipment

Our Capabilities Include:

Design, Engineering, Prototyping, and Manufacturing of Precision Components.

  • AS9102 First Articles
  • 3D printer for quickly prototyping components
  • SolidWorks 3D solid modeling software
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Processes Include:

Coordinate Measuring,Optical Comparison, Hardness Testing, Borescope Inspection, Laser Cutting, Hydraulic Pressing, Punch pressing, Oven Cures, Environmental Testing, Welding, Thermoforming , Laser Marking, Hydrostatic Testing, Helium Leak Testing, Positive Material Identification (PMI), Metallographic Analysis, Flow Testing (National Board & ASME Accepted Testing Laboratory), Assembly and Sub Assembly, Documentation Control, Cleanrooms, Hydrocarbon Cleaning, Traceability and Shipping Services.

Materials Include:

316 Stainless Steel, Alloy (C22, C276, 400, 600), Nickel, Aluminum, Tantalum, Copper, Brass, Silver, Fluoropolymer and plastics. Exotic alloys such as titanium, tantalum or niobium are also available.

Equipment Includes:

Coordinate Measuring Machine, Optical Comparator, Clark hardness testers, Precision borescope, Profilometers, Granite Surface Plate, Laser Cutter, CNC Lathes - 9 lathes can handle exotic metals, CNC Milling, Hydraulic Presses, Punch presses, industrial Oven / Environmental Chambers, Auto Machine & Traditional Welding, Thermoformers, Laser marking, Hydrostatic Testing Equipment, Helium Mass Spectrometer, Positive Material Identification (PMI), Engineering Lab, Flow Lab, Cleanrooms, Hydrocarbon Cleaning Equipment

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Creative Concept Design, Advanced Concept Engineering, Digital Design, 3D Model Development, Minimum Viable Product

Creative Concept Development

Ideation development: Identify the components that are unique to your application.

Complete design analysis: determine if a custom-designed component is needed or the improvement on the existing components, is there an assembly needed to complete a product solution.   

Concept Development: Exploring design solutions and feasibility studies.

Renderings and client presentations: Refine design theme directions into finished renderings.

Advanced Concept Engineering

Program/project management: Provide complete project oversight from cost and timing, engineering studies, and feasibility assessment.

Digital Design

3D digital renderings: Initial design concepts are modeled using SolidWorks, the industry’s leading 3D solid modeling software tool.

3D Model Development

Digital scanning: Provides statistical process control (SPC) capabilities, is programmable and automated, resulting in the highest level of measurement confidence.

Model Development: Construct prototype model-making and produce a 3D printed model.

Minimum Viable Product

Finished fully functional concept for evaluation and testing.


Engineering Services

Advanced Engineering

Special Products Group Engineering provides technology, product, and systems engineering and development services.

Process Systems Engineering

Our engineers are experienced with special or exotic materials, ultrahigh or ultralow pressures, as well as state-of-the-art processing and testing requirements.

Engineering Lab

Metallurgical capabilities include material specification analysis, organic materials analysis, comparative analysis and corrosion testing.

Computer Aided Engineering

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to model components and assemblies for the purpose of finding and solving potential structural or performance concerns. This analysis accelerates the development of engineered products.

We also have the capability of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This advanced software analyzes and models the flow elements of components to preview performance prior to production. Flow models can be validated with our in-house ASME certified Flow Lab.

Computer Aided Design

Our engineering group applies the latest virtual engineering and CAD tools at the critical early design stages of development, and continues its support through the change control process.

Services offered include: Feasibility, 3D solid modeling, analysis, detailing, ASME, data management

The engineering team at CDC uses a variety of software tools to effectively model, design and produce components and assemblies.

Non-destructive testing (NDT)

  •     Helium Mass Spectrometer
  •     Hydrostatic Testing

Flow Lab

Continental Disc Corporation maintains an ASME accepted flow laboratory to conduct flow testing.


Continental Disc Corporation offers the ability to conduct feasibility studies or complete research and development programs.

Engineering Lab

  •     Metallographic analysis
  •     Weld penetration inspection

Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

We offer computer aided manufacturing technologies for your components with complex geometries to ensure precise dimensions and material consistency.


We can provide individual components to complex mechanical assemblies.


We utilize multiple cleanrooms a controlled manufacturing environment with a low level of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors.

Surface Treatment

Supporting our other metal manufacturing capabilities we offer plating, coatings, passivation and anodizing.

Hydrocarbon Cleaning

Cleaning of the precision components using hydrocarbon solvents for specialty applications where it is required.


Complete metal machining and fabrication to perform versatile machining of even the most complex products.


Nadcap accreditation for welding, Nadcap is the National Aerospace and Defense Contractor Accreditation Program. This accreditation is also recognized in Europe under the auspices of the International Aerospace Quality Group.


Rapid Prototyping

Decreases the product development cycle while simultaneously providing opportunities to perfect design before production.


Our scanning enables us to verify tooling and parts, reverse engineer parts, and digitize surfaces to create CAD data.

Model Development

Modern technologies include multiple milling machines for producing custom components; a laser cutter and a laser engraver

Metal Fabrication

Our experienced craftsmen are committed to quality utilizing the latest tools, technologies, and processes.

Code Requirements

CDC can manufacture customized rupture disc assemblies to meet the standards of ASME Section III or VIII, EN, BSI, ISO, or other code standards as required.


CDC practices lean manufacturing, a business performance improvement tool that focuses on enhancing quality, cost and delivery while enhancing our people. Lean methods eliminate waste and bring value to our customers.

Documentation Control

Documentation, drawing revision and version control.


Record storage for each product, allowing complete traceability, including metallurgy.


  • CE MARK Pressure Equipment Directive
  • NADCAP (welding)
  • REACH Directive 1907/2006
  • ATEX
  • ASME
  • ASME certified Quality Inspectors
  • National Institute of Standards Technology
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU
  • IPPC/ISPM-15 (Packaging Material)
  • ITAR Registered

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