Indesign, LLC offers a wide variety of mechanical engineering design services. We can create the complete mechanical design for your new product, or we can make modifications and improvements to your existing mechanical design. We can satisfy your mechanical design needs with a team of highly skilled mechanical engineers and MCAD designers having extensive experience in new product development. Our mechanical design contract engineering experience is with a variety of product categories, including consumer products, medical devices, industrial products, military equipment, communications products, and transportation products.
We have state-of-the-art 3D CAD systems for mechanical design, as well as a variety of tools / equipment for mechanical analysis and testing. Our combination of experienced engineers and design tools allows Indesign to deliver you a mechanical design optimized for functionality and manufacturability.
Our mechanical development process typically involves the following steps:
We work together with our client to determine the mechanical requirements for the specific product or system. The requirements include size, features, operation, performance, and durability.
2. Industrial Design (ID)
The external appearance and style for the product is defined, including any buttons and displays. This step is done in parallel with the development of the mechanical architecture.
3. Mechanical architecture
We develop the high level mechanical structure for the product(s). The number and type of mechanical parts are defined, as well as the interface to the Printed Circuit Boards and other parts of the product.
4. Mechanical CAD layout
We create the detailed mechanical design of each of the individual mechanical parts in the product. The 3D MCAD layout integrates all of the mechanical parts as well as the electronic subassemblies in the product.
5. Prototype assembly
After we complete the mechanical layout, mechanical prototype parts are fabricated. The parts allow verification of the mechanical design, and these parts are combined with the electronics to make working prototypes of the product.
6. Mechanical testing
The mechanical parts and working prototypes are tested to verify that they meet the applicable requirements. Agency compliance testing is performed.
7. Production support
After a mechanical design has been fully tested, we will create a mechanical design release for the factory to build the product. Our mechanical engineers provide support to the toolmakers, as well as on-site factory support for initial production.