Our top-notch creative team manages innovation at the front end of
Product Design and Development
, as well as the details at the back end. We are equipped with access to the latest technology and prototyping techniques. We have very few walls and have banned cubicles. This space is a place where teams gather with clients to innovate. The result is a team that collaborates as a true extension of our clients’ project team, discovering and developing innovative opportunities.
Our industrial designers have designed in just about any market you can imagine, designing everything from medical devices to wearable tech. They are experienced at driving for innovation, creating value, managing visual brand language and emotionally connecting with the end user through excellent user experience and appealing physical forms. These artists have learned to innovate while maintaining a focus on business objectives, ensuring manufacturability and cost goals are integral aspects of the design strategy.
Our mechanical engineers are experienced at preparing designs for production. Our collaborative team helps identify appropriate and innovative manufacturing and material choices that drive product performance and minimizing BOM costs. In addition, the development of complex 3D CAD models and databases ensure your design is properly analyzed, prototyped and produced.
Prototyping is a critical part of the product development process. By identifying what works and what doesn’t early we reduce risk and the chance of making costly mistakes. Our diverse, state-of-the-art prototype lab can build everything from a showroom ready visual model to hundreds of fully functional production representative prototypes. We offer various processes of in-house prototyping from rapid and CNC prototyping to plastic and metal casting. Our clients benefit from the labs close integration with the designers and engineers and the speed at which they can get things done.
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Prototyping Beyond 3D Printing
With all the buzz and rapid growth in the rapid prototyping industry it is easy to forget about some tried and true prototyping technologies. We, as product developers, are often asked "did you print that?" or, "where is your 3D printer?" The perception is that any 3D printer is good for any prototype and that prototype materials are as good as production materials. Read more about prototyping processes.
Short Run Production
Many of our clients are looking for initial samples or low volume production long before they can commit to hard tooling or a contract manufacturer. This is where our experienced prototyping team becomes valuable. We can make a few parts or hundreds of parts.
Because all good product development involves prototyping of many types we stay on top of the latest processes and can help guide or lead the project through the toughest prototyping challenges. We can take it from print to showroom ready or test lab ready assemblies.
CNC isn’t typically thought of as a rapid prototype but we think of it as a rapid way to get accuracy and quality. We decided to bring this technology in-house because it doesn’t limit us in the materials that printed processes do. Because most of our product designs include internal antennas that our in close proximity or even integrated into the housings, our material options cannot be limited.