Industrial design is a creative activity whose aim is to determine the formal qualities of objects produced in industry. These formal qualities are not only the external features but are principally those structural and functional relationships which convert a system to a coherent unity both from the point of view of the producer and the user. Industrial design extends to embrace all the aspects of human environment which are conditioned by industrial production.
Analytical, Laboratory, Research InstrumentationLarge, complex Industrial Design projects are pier design’s specialty, we understand this business.
Electronics PackagingWe have a lot of experience developing Industrial Design for electronics packaging including complete product development to manufacturing release.
Medical DevicesMedical technology start-ups to complex laboratory test equipment, we’ve designed them all and understand their inherent complexity.
Portable Electronics – Intrinsic SafetyWe are unique with this expertise for an Industrial Design company.
Motion Video GamingConsole devices as well as immersive environments (for NHL teams)
Industrial Product DevelopmentThis work puts the industrial in Industrial Design, pier design’s specialty. We have completed some unusual projects.
Earned Value Analysis
Project management for the design consultancy. EVA is a very sophisticated yet extremely easy and powerful project tracking tool excellent where labour earns revenue and profit.
Injection molding plastic parts design tips
How to eliminate sink marks. A few simple design tips, these work, we use them a lot.
Taxonomy of Form, or When 50 Companies Copy Your Design
We discuss multiple examples of actual “slavish” design copying of Apple’s Mac mini form factor, some history, and examples of original design with identical form factor.
Concrete in Industrial Design
It is almost impossible to make concrete attractive, we look at a lot of examples.
The President Pointed a Gun At Me
Tales from the design trenches.
Many designer’s do not fully understand cost, we discuss hidden and insidious cost drivers and how to avoid them.
What we do:
Industrial Design specializing in complex systems-based product development, focused on three markets:
1. Instrumentation (analytical, scientific, medical)
2. Portable electronic devices
3. Industrial products
Product development to manufacturing release including mechanical design for just about every manufacturing process, electronics cooling calculations, thermal system design, FEA. Materials, manufacturing process and vendor selection and liaison; manufacturing drawings, assembly procedures and bills of material. We have designed for EMC class A and B, IPxx, UL, CSA, CE, TÜV, FCC, Intrinsic Safety, hazardous locations Zone 0, EX, ISO.
Who we are:
Awards & Patents:
SDI Instrument Business Outlook gold medal winner: best Industrial Design in North America, equipment (567Kb pdf). Patents 5,083,742 5,197,192 EP0469913