1. Wind Tunnel Models
  2. Prototyping

Precision Craft

Modelwerks' foundation and experience is based heavily in the wind tunnel model industry. We deeply understand and keep as our highest priority the importance of reliable and repeatable flight data. To this end Modelwerks designs and builds models that are fit for purpose not only as highly precise instruments but models that are durable, easily assembled and that use power controlled surfaces that reduce configuration change time.

Being intimately familiar with the testing process and environment has helped tremendously in keeping both model and tunnel time costs low for our clients. Modelwerks has extensive knowledge of wind tunnel testing with thousands of hours spent at:

  • Kirsten Wind Tunnel (KWT) at the University of Washington
  • Boeing; Transonic tunnel, Icing tunnel, and Low-speed tunnel
  • San Diego Low-speed Wind Tunnel


Modelwerks leverages Seattle's local engineering firms to provide novel approaches and specialized tooling for testing that reduce cost for our clients while providing clean, repeatable data.

We have built models for both commercial and military applications, across these industries:

  • Aviation (Low-speed, Transonic and Flutter models)
  • Marine
  • Renewable Energy
  • Transportation
  • Interdisciplinary Product Design


Process:

  • Model Design
  • Model Fabrication
  • Tunnel Support

Gallery:

Tank-test bulb for Volvo Cup
Tank-test bulb for Volvo Cup
Sofia Model
Sofia Model
Kenmore Truck Model
Kenmore Truck Model
Wire EDM Parts - Deflection angles
Wire EDM Parts - Deflection angles
Tank-test bulb for Volvo Cup
Sofia Model
Kenmore Truck Model
Wire EDM Parts - Deflection angles