Engineering + Development
Deliver the details.
Real solutions for real challenges
The focus on design and creativity extends through engineering in order to discover new, inventive ways to make products that are ready for the real world. To deliver truly impactful products, rely on diverse experiences and diligent research to work through new discoveries and turn challenges into innovative solutions.
Bring the due diligence and rigor for an elegant execution
Connecting the form as embodied by industrial design and the reality of the production floor, it’s the details that carry the aesthetics and the desired user experience all the way through. We focus on the technical challenges and refinements that it takes to make a solution that is feasible, performs well, and is cost-effective.
Broad industry exposure and proven development practices for the most regulated industries
A collaborative, cross-disciplinary team is an integral part of the research and design process. From drawings to rapid prototyping and early bench testing, the product architecture is established and proof of concept is realized. This ensures you’re solving the right problems, defining necessary inputs, and aligned on the direction forward.
Mechanical Requirements Development
Research, Brainstorming, and Ideation
Proof of Concept Prototypes
Early Costing Analysis
Whether you’re making something new-to-the-world or working through a specific technical challenge, we can serve as your development partner, augment your team, or a combination of both. We can plug into your internal processes and procedures to design individual components, simple to complex modules as part of a larger design architecture, or a complete device or system of devices.
3D Surfacing and Solid Modeling
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Utilizing both rapid and conventional methods of prototyping, discover design challenges early and estimate production tooling, costs, and manufacturing time. With both in-house prototyping and, where applicable, the partnerships with production suppliers, we can streamline the process.
SLA/ FDM prototyping for rapid design loop cycles, early user testing, and cost estimates
Proof of Concept, Proof of Function
Evaluate ideas, demonstrate technology to investors, test with users
Alpha and beta builds with production-intent to vet supply chain and refine design for manufacture
Product Optimization – Testing and Analysis
Throughout the development process, identify high risk items and determine relatively inexpensive ways to test their reliability. This helps set a realistic pace and avoid getting too far with one concept before you know how it really works.
Theoretical Analysis — Structural, Kinematic, Dynamic, Tolerance
System vs Subsystem
Certification Testing (UL, IEC, etc.)
Protocol, Package Validation
Finite Element Analysis
Design for the reality of the production floor
Accounting for the assembler’s well-being and the flow of the construction, design for safe, efficient assembly. As a cross disciplinary team, engineers go from setting up CAD to production lines and quality documentation – all at the same time. A disciplined procurement process that complies with FDA and ISO standards ensures the long-term quality of a product.