SGW Designworks

We exist to Improve Human Existence. We do this by developing new products and machines that matter.

Our Services


Industrial Design


Electronic Product Development


Machine Design


Manufacturing Management

Featured in Eric Ries’ transformative book The Lean Startup

Develop the right product - Faster.

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 product design and engineering services include industrial design, mechanical engineering, electronics design, and embedded systems engineering throughout the full product development cycle. The process we use includes Lean Startup principles to develop the right product faster.

Years Established

Completed Projects

Featured Projects

Aero Specialties JetGo 900

Aero Specialties JetGo 900

A New Design for the Market Leader Aero Specialties is a leader in the Ground Support Equipment (GSE) market. Their products are used in the operation of airports and air bases world wide. Their existing lineup of JetGo ground power units includes a diesel hybrid...

Strong-Wall® Wood Shear Walls

Strong-Wall® Wood Shear Walls

The Strong-Wall Wood Shear Wall is a structural wall product by Simpson Strong-Tie used in the construction of homes and other structures. SGW Designworks provides development support for the manufacturing processes used by Simpson Strong-Tie at their factory in...

Rifle Suppressor Redesign

Rifle Suppressor Redesign

SGW Designworks was hired by a client to conduct production troubleshooting and finite element analysis for a rifle suppressor line that was encountering failures during testing. Our team performed extensive engineering analysis on the client’s design and identified...

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.

Let’s Build Something Together

Whether you’re in early-, mid- or late-stage of your product development, we’ll cover your needs along the way and answer as many questions as we can. 

Do you work with startups?

Yes, while a good portion of our clientele are on the enterprise track, we still find time to work with individuals and starts to realise their vision into reality.

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:

  1. Their internal teams are already overburdened with the day to day sustaining engineering required for existing product lines.
  2. They are lacking the specific skills and experts required for product development as opposed to sustaining engineering or primary r&d.
  3. 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.

Client Testimonials

“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.”

Jason Semple

Co-Owner, Advanced Accuracy Solutions

“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.”

John Meyer

President, Correct Cut

“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”

Barry Ramsay

VP Operations, Lifoam Industries

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Contact Us

3131 W State Street #230 Boise, Idaho 83703

(208) 391-4000