How does your service stand out?
We are highly accomplished, seasoned professionals with a comprehensive backgrounds in managing multiple engineering projects with tight deadlines. Primarily mechanical design as well as other disciplines and systems in a direct contracting design environment. Our team collaborates and interfaces with individuals for efficiency, application, and project completion. We are considered exceptional enclosure designers seasoned in advance surface modeling practices coupling electron mechanical substructures.
What do you enjoy about the work you do?
We enjoy working on ever changing product design assignments using primarily SolidWorks CAD software which usually result in 3D Animation or 3D Prototype requests, and deliver well designed working drawings geared toward Asian injection plastic vendors which we have visited in person.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Customers should have a very clear idea of what they want. The more information you can provide, the faster and more accurate the first attempt will be. Sometimes customers do not have this clear idea of the the product specifics (dimensions or how it can be manufactured without plastic injection undercuts, etc.) and this is fine and often to be expected. So, you have to expect it will take a few rounds of back and forth to get the design the way you want it and often learn to compromise.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We have done most of our work for individuals on a one on one basis. Over the past 30 years we have also worked for companies who either didn’t have an engineering department or did and were overloaded. Often companies request our services because of our industry know hows. We are recognized as reliable designers who have been in the manufacturing sector long enough to know what it takes to get a design done correctly.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
The LifePort Kidney Transporter provided an alternative to the current low volume method of static organ storage and transportation with a cooler filled with ice. Chris and his team were awarded the Medical Design Excellence Award for this group project which required 6 months time.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
We would suggest looking for an individual who gives you priority, i.e. calls you back quickly, keeps you informed of the progress. We pride ourselves on making every customer feel like they are the top person on our list. We can light speed to market today. It’s important to put things into 3D CAD, quickly generate a 3D Print, and immediately provide 2D so called “working drawings”.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
30 years since our founder, Chris Andrews, started using CAD while working for a local Robotics and later consumer product plastic injection corporations. It became increasingly apparent of the importance of good CAD support service providers. There is no alternative to ensuring good design. Using 3D modeling practices has always been the must have conduit for getting assignments to the turn key build process quickly.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Our team together has many years of real life successful consumer product design experience. We continue to attend industry trade shows and follow collaboration partners around the world; specifically in Asia and the United States.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service?
Our pricing is timed during CAD modeling and monitored through our Mavenlink.com project management tool. Clients are first invited to join at no charge to monitor tasks clearly detailed. 3D files can be viewed and marked up with free industry standard computer systems software such as Blender or eDrawings.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First we would sign and secure a mutual None-disclosure document. Then request an email address and invite them to the Collaborative website for project task management. Clients upload content, to be archived on this private secure site. Often, first provided quick “Blue-Sky” render concepts are provided, with highly detailed finished working drawings, or animation renderings which depend on finalized phases of product development requests.