Featured in Eric Ries’ transformative book The Lean Startup
Our promise: Immediate impact to speed up your projects.
SGW Designworks is a product development company located in beautiful Boise Idaho. Our team works with companies all over the United States. We develop innovative new products, equipment, and systems for our clients. Businesses have trusted us as their product design and machine design partner since 2008.
Our capabilities include industrial design, medical device development, mechanical engineering, electronics design, embedded systems engineering, and contract manufacturing. The process we use includes Lean Startup principles to ensure immediate impact on your projects. We use a unique engagement model that drives faster, better development results.
Emerson engaged SGW Designworks to develop a new system to speed up programming and testing.
SGW Designworks developed multiple possible exterior shapes for JetGo 900.
Preco Electronics produces vehicle-mounted radar warning systems for commercial vehicles and heavy equipment.
Featured in The New York Time's Best Seller Book
If you’re familiar with the term “Build-Measure-Learn”, you’re at least somewhat aware of Lean Startup Theory, a methodology that is now widely accepted as an effective means of shortening product development cycles. SGW Designworks was featured in New York Times #1 Best Seller The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, a book that pioneered this theory — and shifted the focus to rapid cycles of learning and fast development iterations.
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We focus on understanding your goals to make sure the designs we provide fit your business.
Do you work with startups?
While most of our clients are on the enterprise track, we do work with well qualified individuals and startups. Developing a product does take significant resources (time and money), so be prepared to share your budget expectations and funding model with us in our initial conversation.
I already have internal engineering resources - how can a company like SGW Designworks help me?
Over half of our clients have internal engineering or r&d teams. These businesses hire us for a few different reasons:
- Their internal teams are already overburdened with the day to day sustaining engineering required for existing product lines.
- They are lacking the specific skills and experts required for product development as opposed to sustaining engineering or primary r&d.
- Projects are behind schedule, and a fresh approach or perspective is needed to get things moving again.
Can SGW Designworks produce design packages in line with our corporate standards?
Absolutely. Most of the larger businesses we work with have requirements about drawing format, dimensionless, design review processes, and more. We are accustomed to tweaking our processes and outputs to meet the needs of our client companies.
Is SGW Designworks able to get into long-term business relationships with client companies?
Yes. Most companies that choose us as their product development team stick with us for a long time. We commonly run multiple projects in parallel for client companies, and engage with businesses for long periods of time. In these long term relationships, we are able to develop a deep understanding of the client business, and their challenges. This allows us to not only work on development projects, but also to help senior leaders to prioritize their development pipeline and develop long term development plans.
Does SGW Designworks work on industrial automation or robotics?
Yes. We work with a number of automation integrators, providing them design and engineering services. Check out our Industrial Automation site to learn more.
Does SGW Designworks develop medical devices?
Yes. We not only provide design and engineering of medical devices, we have a dedicated medical device manfuacturer that collaborates throughout development, and is positioned for successful product ramp-up. For more informaton, see our medical device development page.
“SGW is an amazing company with the flexibility we require for innovation. They have also assisted us in developing our designs for a new innovative product that will be launched very soon in tactical operations. Thanks to the team at SGW.”
“Working with SGW has been a pleasure. We think this because they truly have a passion for what they do and that is clearly visible in their work. We look forward to working with SGW as a team member in the future.”
“Even though SGW Designworks is in Boise and the project was in Baltimore, I selected SGW because these guys are good and they know the molded foam process, the foundry process, instrumentation, and design of experiments. They are a really talented & creative group of engineers”
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