Mechanical Design and Engineering
Our Process: Design, Fabricate, Analyze and Iterate
In general, the process for our mechanical design and engineering services begins with design, then fabrication of parts and assemblies, analysis of their adherence to requirements, and finally iteration, resulting in incremental improvements. These processes are key to understanding our Steps to Success.
Our Engineering Lab
A significant part of our design and engineering process requires analysis and testing of both rapid prototypes and injection molded assemblies. Our expansive engineering lab contains a battery of test and measurement equipment that our engineers and technicians use to evaluate prototypes against product requirements. The results of this analysis informs any necessary design refinements, which can then be quickly executed in CAD, followed by fabrication of another prototype for further testing.
Advanced Testing Equipment
Notable test and measurement equipment include a digital force tester, microscopes, various gauges and transducers, leak testers, and advanced metrology equipment. The latter includes Keyence and Micro Vu systems. Our Keyence XM device allows product profile measurement with comparisons against 3D CAD data including measurement of freeform surfaces. The Keyence IM series measures larger targets on its 300 x 200 mm stage and captures up to 99 dimension in seconds.