We can take your idea from a sketch on the back of a napkin or envelope to an initial design, proof of concept, and through multiple iterations to a final design which is ready for production.
Our experts can discuss your project with you and help you figure out the correct first steps to take. Patent law has recently changed. Our experts can help you understand what that means for you!
Take a few minutes to check out the US Patent database on your own. It may ba a bit overwhelming at first but there are some useful links and tutorials to get you started. If your idea is patented already, give us a call and we can discuss alternative designs or we can explore alternate paths to build a successful product.
Hardware and software integration. We are able to utilize standard hardware and software to speed the creation and programming of your Proof of Concept. There is a vast selection of off-the-shelf components to choose from to keep your prototyping costs down.
If your idea or project requires electromechanical integration we can help you choose an appropriate platform, PLC, or controls for seamless integration. We can even help you create a custom app for remote monitoring and/or control.
Our team has years of experience creating custom user interfaces and easy to navigate graphics for your touchscreen application.
Great communication is necessary for effective and efficient design. Utilizing Solidworks CAD software we are able to generate 3D models for our clients and your vendors. Creating design iterations using powerful software streamlines the prototyping process.
Generate feedback without building a product: Powerful design software allows our team to create photorealistic images of your product or assembly in it's natural environment. These images and renderings have been used in marketing material before product is even produced. In many cases we have used this market feedback to modify or enhance the product's design before production. This approach will saving you time and money.
A proof of concept (POC) is a demonstration, the purpose of which is to verify that certain concepts or theories have the potential for real-world application. POC is therefore a prototype that is designed to determine feasibility, but does not represent deliverables.
Proof of concept is a term with various interpretations in different areas. POC in software development describes distinct processes with different objectives and participant roles. POC may also refer to partial solutions involving a small number of users acting in business roles to establish whether a system satisfies certain requirements. The overall objective of POC is to find solutions to technical problems, such as how systems can be integrated or throughput can be achieved through a given configuration.
In the business world, POC is how startups demonstrate that a product is financially viable. POC involves extensive research and review, and is submitted as a single package to concerned parties. It includes examination of the revenue model, in which companies show projected revenue from products and services, and indicate development cost, long-term finance projections and how much the service costs to maintain and market. It is an excellent way for a business to evaluate itself internally and at proposed acquisitions and projects.
The iterative design process is a simple concept. Once, through user research, you have identified a user need and have generated ideas to meet that need, you develop a prototype. Then you test the prototype to see whether it meets the need in the best possible way. Then you take what you learned from testing and amend the design. Following that, you create a new prototype and begin the process all over again until you are satisfied that you’ve reached the best possible product for release to the market.
This iterative process is often called “rapid prototyping” or “spiral prototyping”.
Design for manufacturability (DFM) is the general engineering art of designing products in such a way that they are easy to manufacture. The concept exists in almost all engineering disciplines, but the implementation differs widely depending on the manufacturing technology. DFM describes the process of designing or engineering a product in order to facilitate the manufacturing process in order to reduce its manufacturing costs. DFM will allow potential problems to be fixed in the design phase which is the least expensive place to address them. Other factors may affect the manufacturability such as the type of raw material, the form of the raw material, dimensional tolerances, and secondary processing such as finishing.
Depending on various types of manufacturing processes there are set guidelines for DFM practices. These DFM guidelines help to precisely define various tolerances, rules and common manufacturing checks related to DFM.
Automation in the manufacturing industry is the process of integrating industrial machinery to automatically perform tasks such as welding, material handling, packing, palletizing, dispensing, cutting, etc... Utilizing hardware and software automation increases productivity, safety and profitability. Automation brings many advantages when incorporated properly.
If your idea is to improve a process, decrease cycle time, improve safety or to simply automate a repetitive task- We can help you create the solution.
Contact us and turn your IDEA into a PRODUCT that will soon need automation to keep up with the market demand.