Enclosure Design – Industrial Equipment

Development of a new enclosure design as well as optimized routing and configuration of multiple products in ~ 3 months

Client – Critical Systems – a producer of gas control systems for semiconductor manufacturing

Expertise Applied


Critical Systems produces gas control systems for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Their business has enjoyed steady growth in recent years. When they recognized that they needed to develop a new enclosure design as well as optimize the routing and configuration of multiple products, they weren’t sure how to get it done.


While Critical Systems’ internal teams are very capable, they are fully subscribed with support of existing products and other customer-facing business needs. They decided to hire SGW Designworks as their product design firm — which allowed the client to focus on their day-to-day business needs, instead of overburdening their internal engineering resources.

Late stage rendering of the optimized enclosure and valve assembly.
Late-stage rendering of the optimized enclosure and valve assembly

Results / Outcomes

  • Complete enclosure design for multiple product configurations
  • 3D renderings as well as 2D fabrication drawing packages


To work efficiently and to ensure that the design outputs could be quickly integrated into the client’s workflows, SGW Designworks first focused on fully understanding how the client uses production drawings and design packages. On-site observation of production teams was helpful to ensure that the work done would provide the most value possible to the client.

As system design and engineering work began at SGW Designworks, frequent design reviews with the client ensured that the designs would fit the needs of their business, and would be a fit with their internal production processes. After a short period of time, a constant flow of design and engineering projects flowed from the client to SGW Designworks, with outputs flowing back to the client in a timely and consistent manner.

Hardware Developed Technologies Leveraged
Bent sheet metal enclosure and doorSolidworks 3D CAD
Pipe routing and placement drawings
Full drawing package for fabrication