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Product development services

Centria’s product development services provide expertise to support companies in their product development and innovation phases. Our product development services can help you polish your idea and help you design, conceptualise, and refine your product. We carry out a wide range of testing and measurement assignments for products and prototypes, which provide information for product development or to demonstrate compliance, for example.

Our product development service package includes a wide range of possibilities for prototyping and batch production. For prototyping, we can use the equipment in our laboratories, including metalworking, woodworking and rapid modelling equipment. Our product development services also include various needs assessments, technology studies, pre-studies, and research services related to foresight.

Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska


3D printing services

3D printing services for businesses through strong expertise

Our typical customers are engineering and design companies, as well as manufacturing companies working with plastic products and actively involved in product development. 3D printing is a great help, especially at the various product development stages for plastic products.

Accurate and waterproof plastic prints as part of the prototyping and product development phases of plastic products

3D prints can be used to gain awareness of the accuracy of designs and 3D modelling, to test a product concept, or to test the ergonomics and usability of a product, for example.

With the Centria printer, it is possible to print pieces up to 53 cm long. The large print area allows you to optimise the print direction of smaller pieces to produce higher quality prints. In addition, we can print pieces with an extra-thin layer that ensures waterproofing, excellent shape reproduction accuracy, and the ability to print pieces that contain small details.

High quality plastic prints for detailed customer needs

We produce high quality plastic 3D prints based on 3D models provided by our customers. We can accept designs in several file formats, but the most recommended for printing is STL (Standard Triangle Language). We aim for a fast delivery time with all customer projects.

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Orders / offer requests

3dtulostus.ylivieska@centria.fi

Contacts

Pasi Hakasaari

0444492632

Ylivieska


Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska




EMC testing services

EMC testing services for manufacturers and importers of electrical equipment

Are you planning to launch a new device on the market or importing new devices?

Electrical equipment must meet the standards required by the EU or other relevant markets before it can be sold in the EU. For this reason, all electrical equipment must comply with the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC Directive).

We take care of the EMC testing of your equipment, so you can be sure it does not introduce intolerable electromagnetic disturbance to anything in its working environment.

Reliable determination of disturbances and immunity to electromagnetic equipment interference

We use up-to-date and reliable testing equipment. If you wish, you can participate in a test event for your device.

We serve you quickly and flexibly. Our professional and experienced staff can help you solve any EMC problems you may have.

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Contacts

Tapio Kunelius

0444492531

Ylivieska


Joni Heikkilä

0444492734

Ylivieska


Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska




Compositional analysis service

Material identification, concentration measurements, and quality monitoring

Our compositional analysis service provides answers to various questions related to e.g. raw materials, products, and materials. In other words, we conduct analyses from the raw material all the way to the final product. We perform compositional analyses of solids, liquids, and gases. We carry out identification and concentration analysis of impurities and additives, raw materials, and product quality assurance or composition optimisation.

Know what substances your product contains

Examples of materials that can be identified, compared or quantified include: polymeric materials (plastics, resins, adhesives, rubbers, paints, and multilayer films), process impurities, material defects in products, and the homogeneity of raw materials. Low elemental concentrations can be measured with ICP-MS in pure mode. We also analyse volatile substances in both materials and processed or indoor air.

Service tailored to your needs

Where necessary, we develop and tailor analytical and testing methods for our clients. Our resources include skilled and highly trained staff, a comprehensive range of equipment in appropriate laboratory facilities, and a network of collaborators where needed.

Contacts

Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska


Mervi Liesi

0504694782

Kokkola




Materials Research Service

Quality assurance throughout the manufacturing process

Our materials research service helps you to understand the challenges related to materials and their properties. Research and testing is carried out throughout the entire product manufacturing process: from raw materials to intermediates and finished products.

Know your product features

Material science can be used to predict how a product will perform during its intended use, whether as a raw material in a process or as a finished product. These studies investigate the effect of different conditions or mechanical stresses on the properties of materials and products and the durability of materials under in-service stress. Material structure research can be used to understand the causes of material properties or to investigate the extent and mechanisms of damage that has occurred. Materials research is the basis for developing the desired properties and optimising the composition of a raw material or product. Examples of materials that can be tested include polymeric materials (plastics, resins, adhesives, rubbers, paints, and multilayer films), composites, wood and metal products, and coatings/coated materials.

Over a decade of analytical services

We provide tests to support quality assurance and act as an impartial party in case of disputes. Our resources include skilled and highly trained staff, a comprehensive range of equipment, and appropriate laboratory facilities. Where necessary, we have a wide network of partners at our disposal.

Contacts

Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska


Mervi Liesi

0504694782

Kokkola




Software development service

Flexible and versatile software development according to customer needs

Centria offers a software development and design service that provides individually tailored solutions to meet customers’ needs and challenges. Currently, our customers are small and medium sized companies that need to develop something new or upgrade something old. In software development, our goal is always customer satisfaction and we also strive for transparency, so that our customer is always aware of the progress of the software development.

Tailored solutions for your software needs with strong expertise

processes and enable the creation of new business. Customers get added value and services for their value chain in a cost-effective, reliable, and hassle-free way.

Our services include software and application development, application testing, the design and implementation of web-based systems, use of databases in the development of ERP, ordering and planning systems, graphic programming, programming for embedded systems, and integration into larger systems.

Centria also offers requirements specifications that allow customers to compete with software development companies. We aim for permanent, long-term relationships, and we are a trusted partner.

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Contacts

Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska




Condition testing service

An unbiased, fast, and flexible testing service

Tests carried out in accordance with standards provide accurate and unbiased information on the different characteristics of a product.

Our typical customers are manufacturers of electronics, vehicles, machinery, and window and door products. If agreed, product development and quality experts can be present to observe the tests and provide immediate and interactive feedback.

Are the products you manufacture resistant to environmental stresses?

High and low temperatures, high relative air humidity, and salt spray put a strain on products throughout their life cycle. Through appropriate tests, the manufacturer ensures that the product works under the promised environmental conditions.

A high quality product can withstand even the harshest environmental stresses. We are able to create controlled climatic conditions, despite the heat load of up to 7 kw generated by the product under test.

Product development testing can be used to compare the performance of different components in a product to find cost-effective solutions to produce a high quality product.

We offer a flexible and fast testing service with years of experience.

The test event is documented and the customer receives the measurement data and the measurement report with photos. The service is also complemented by other versatile Centria services.

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Contacts

Pasi Polvi

0444492538

Ylivieska


Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska




Door and window testing service

Unbiased testing service for the flexible and fast product development of doors and windows

Tests carried out according to SFS-EN standards provide accurate and unbiased information on the different properties of the product. Typical customers include window and door manufacturers, window and door component manufacturers, and vehicle and machinery manufacturers. If agreed, product development and quality experts can be present to observe the tests and provide immediate and interactive feedback.

Does the window, door or related components meet the requirements of the standards?

Air and rain resistance, wind pressure resistance, and resistance to repeated opening and closing and behaviour between different atmospheric conditions are tests to ensure product quality and compliance with the requirements of the harmonised product standard.

Product development testing can be used to compare the performance of different components in a product to find cost-effective solutions to produce a high quality product.

Documentation related to CE marking can also be produced for micro-enterprises.

Unbiased reports on product characteristics

The test event is documented and the customer receives the measurement data and the measurement report with photos. The service is also complemented by other versatile Centria services.

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Contacts

Pasi Polvi

0444492538

Ylivieska


Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska




Vibration testing

Testing service for products exposed to vibration and impact

Tests carried out in accordance with standards provide accurate and unbiased information on the different characteristics of a product.

Our typical customers are manufacturers of electronics, vehicles and machinery. If agreed, product development and quality experts can be present to observe the tests and provide immediate and interactive feedback.

Are the products you manufacture resistant to environmental stresses?

Vibrations and shocks during transport, storage, and use put a strain on products throughout their life cycle. Through appropriate tests, the manufacturer ensures that the product works under the promised environmental conditions. A high quality product can withstand even the harshest environmental stresses. We also carry out vibration testing under different temperature conditions.

The test event is documented and the customer receives the measurement data and a report with photos. The service is also complemented by other versatile Centria services.

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Contacts

Petri Jämsä

0444492532

Ylivieska


Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska




Weather testing service

A service for your product development needs

Is your company changing products or materials and you want to make sure your product is weatherproof? Are you developing a new surface treatment? To support your product development, Centria offers accelerated weather testing in the QUV cabinet, as well as outdoor weather testing. The services allow us to determine the weather resistance of the product in the way the customer wants.

Standardised testing service from Centria

The service allows you to determine the weather resistance of your product quickly and objectively. Our customers can base their product development on reliable and accurate product information through our service. Companies using our services are able to deliver added value to their customers through tested product knowledge.

Make sure products are weatherproof

Centria tests your product using reliable equipment and methods. Our experts have extensive knowledge and experience in a wide range of weathering tests. Our customers receive a comparison test result in accordance with standards, an unbiased opinion on the test result, and reliable information for product development, sales, and marketing.

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Contacts

Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska




U-value calculation service

U-value calculation is one of the window industry’s product development tools to ensure that a product meets regulatory requirements for thermal transmittance. Micro-enterprises can also use the thermal transmittance value calculated by Centria for their CE certification (the simplified procedure for micro-enterprises, AVCP class 4). We also carry out calculations in cooperation with the accreditation body for larger companies.

Improve your product’s energy efficiency

With Centria’s U-value calculation service, you can get a calculated thermal transmittance for your window products. The calculation is performed in accordance with SFS-EN ISO 10077-1 and 10077-2 and EN 673.

Calculation of thermal transmittance in accordance with standards

At Centria, you get unbiased and standard-compliant calculation methods for window products. This service provides customers with a reported calculation of the thermal transmittance of their product. Centria’s highly experienced and skilled experts guarantee the reliability and accuracy of the results.

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Contacts

Esko Joki-Erkkilä

0444492701

Ylivieska


Pasi Polvi

0444492538

Ylivieska




Water permeability assessment

Service for the development and selection of surface treatment products

Does your company make surface-treated products that need to be resistant to humid weather conditions? Do you want to make sure your surface treatment combination will perform under extreme moisture stress? To support product development, Centria offers a service that allows you to assess the water permeability of a surface treatment product.

Standardised testing service

The service allows your company to find out the water permeability of your product in a controlled and unbiased way. You can develop your product with reliable, tested product information, and pass on the correct information generated by testing to your own customers. The assessment is carried out in accordance with SFS-EN 927-5. Our experts have many years of experience in surface treatment and related testing.

Find out the water permeability of your product

The service provides you with reported, unbiased, and reliable information for technical support, sales, and marketing. Compare the water permeability properties of different coating combinations and verify the performance of the coating under extreme humidity conditions.

References

Contacts

Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska




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