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ENGINEERING SERVICES

 

ENGINEERING AND DESIGN

The foundation of most work is the design work. We have found the most important part of DESIGNING is LISTENING.

Makers has design skills using SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and other design packages.

For a blank-sheet-of-paper design, visit our Design Room with floor to ceiling white boards for hand sketching and high volume iterative design, following SCRUM design process.

We also facilitate Design Thinking sessions, as pioneered at the Stanford University D-School.

  • Full Systems Design

  • Machine Tools

  • Custom Robotics

  • Electro-mechanical

  • Tooling and Precision Devices

  • Pneumatic / Hydraulics

  • Automation

  • Design for Manufacture

  • Design for Automation

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QUICK TURN PROTOTYPES

The faster you can iterate, the faster you can optimize your device.

Contributors to fast prototyping include 3D printing, and the Makers’ dedicated prototyping facility. Our prototype facility has 3D printing and traditional CNC machine tools for shaping of a variety of materials.

  • Tooling

  • Machined Parts

  • Fabricated Parts

  • Test Assemblies

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[ 3D PRINTING + PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING ]

Plastic Injection Molding is always in play during device fabrication. Our experience combining two disciplines [3D printing + plastic injection molding] has led to one day design iteration cycles. The molds for the plastic part are 3D printed easily, but they are not strong enough to withstand the injection molding pressures. The solution is to encapsulated the 3D printed molds in a standard dimension, very strong aluminum housing. Now the injected parts can be fabricated, studied, and iterated in less than 24 hours.


Please visit us to see this process in action – it will shrink your Gantt chart to the left.

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DOCUMENTATION

The last thing on the project To-Do list. But certainly not last in terms of importance.

Makers can help you:

  • finish what your team has started

  • place 3D parts into 2D drawings sheets

  • Upload digital files into your Vault

  • Work with you to create a design taxonomy

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ASSEMBLY / INTEGRATION

  • Mechanical

  • Pneumatic / Hydraulics, Plumbing

  • Electro-mechanical

  • Electrical

  • Cable / Harnesses

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INVENTORY / SPARES MANAGEMENT

  • Stocked Parts

  • Overrun Parts

  • Machines Ready to Go

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EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNICATION

  • We Take Pride in Customer Service

  • Responsive to emails and phone calls

  • WebEx and Zoom compliant project managers

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