Welcome. My goal is to bring great engineering and design to entrepreneurs and small businesses. You have the concept or idea and I have the experience bringing great ideas to market. Let's work together.
Aquire the necessary data using the digitizer, micrometers, calipers, etc.
Create the 3D model. Use calculations and analysis to iterate the design.
Use established fabricators to make the actual prototype.
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1. Engineering and Design
Important mating parts, pieces of the product environment, or clay models and sketches that you may have are digitized into the 3D environment.
Starting with your concept, the product is designed to meet your price and performance requirements. This is done with a focus on design for manufacturing - knowing how to design the part to utilize common manufacturing methods.
All 3D modeling is done in SolidWorks, allowing the creation of complex solid models and surfaces.
For the purpose of reviewing and evaluating the design, one or more prototype samples can be made. These samples are printed in 3D from the CAD models or manufactured by local vendors.
3D printing in ABS, Nylon, and other plastics and elastomers
CNC machined metal, plastic, wood, and foam
Metal castings using a quickcast pattern or rapid tooling
Fabricated and welded metal
3. Engineering Drawings and Documentation
The 2D drawings show acceptable tolerances, the material and surface finish, and all other requirements not found in the 3D model. All drawings are made using the industry standard geometric tolerancing and dimensioning (GD&T) specification, ASME Y14.5M-1994.
A BOM (bill of material) document can automatically be generated from the 3D assembly model.
If you require line-art views of the assemblies for owner or training manuals, these can be provided.
Drawings and models are sent to vendors for quotation. Any feedback from the vendors on how to further reduce cost can be incorporated into the design.
5. Approval for Manufacturing
Review the first-article sample from the chosen vendor for proper fit, form, and function. Once approved, mass production of your product may begin.
Specializing in molded plastic, cast metal, and CNC machined products
3D printing in ABS, Nylon, and other polymers
Metal investment casting from quick cast polymer pattern
CNC machined prototypes from metal, wood, foam
CNC machining (turning, milling)
Sheet Metal Fabrication
Nylon, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, ABS, PE, PBT, LCP, Polyurethane, Santoprene, EPDM, Nitrile Rubber, EVA
Aluminum alloys, Steel alloys, Cast Iron, Copper alloys
Methods of assembly: Snap fits, fasteners and inserts, interference fits
Bill of material (BOM) organized in SolidWorks
Assembly line-art, animations, and renderings