Portfolio

A selection of more than 11 years’ worth of product and machine development prowess.

We develop manufactured products in any industry. Our projects often include mechanical design, embedded systems development, industrial design, PCBA design and layout, firmware development, complex mechanism design, enclosure development, and manufacturing consideration.

We have brought significant value to clients developing products that range from innovative tactical equipment to specialty electronics.Our clients are manufacturing products all over the world, including the US, China, Malaysia, India, and Mexico. We can help you determine how and where your product should be manufactured.

Client Spotlight

As part of a full product development effort, SGW Designworks used Virtual Reality Prototyping to show the configuration, shape, and ergonomics in full scale for Aero Specialties’ new JetGo 900 ground power units, which incorporate a diesel hybrid power system. Its leadership bought into the design approach and engineering commenced.

SGW Designworks also developed multiple possible exterior shapes for JetGo 900. The new Tier 4 diesel engine is physically larger and runs hotter than the outgoing model. Defining a beautiful shape that allowed for sufficient cooling and airflow was one of many challenges ovecome in the project, but roughly fourteen months after the start of project, production units were ready for sale. JetGo 900 is now launched, and is generating revenue for Aero Specialties.

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Enterprise Clients

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...

PRECO Preview II Display

PRECO Preview II Display

AN UPDATED INTERFACE FOR SAFETY Preco Electronics produces vehicle-mounted radar warning systems for commercial vehicles and heavy equipment. Their PreView products provide blind spot monitoring in a commercial-grade package. The systems consist of radar sensors that...

Black Box VR Equipment Development

Black Box VR Equipment Development

A Bold Vision For the Future of Weight Training Black Box VR came to SGW Designworks with a bold vision: to change the way people work out by offering a VR based weight training system. The Black Box team had vast experience in the fitness market from previous...

Re-inventing the wheel

Re-inventing the wheel

When the Product Must be Strong but Lightweight The client engaged SGW Designworks with a bold vision for improved drive systems in a specific industrial application. Low production cost and light weight were critical to the commercial success of the concept, as was...

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...

Bayer Seed Grabber

Bayer Seed Grabber

Our team was approached by Bayer Crop Science to provide Optimized Design Services for a piece of custom research equipment to enable Bayer scientists to more easily accomplish tests of product. The device was an improved vacuum suction system used to plant large...

Gas Control Cabinet System

Gas Control Cabinet System

When Internal Engineers Are Already Busy 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 anew enclosure design as...

Enterprise Retail Docking Station

Enterprise Retail Docking Station

SGW Designworks started with the client’s existing aesthetic vision and created a fully functional enclosure compatible with multiple enterprise Trimble handheld units. Client electronics were developed in parallel, with fast iteration cycles prior to full DFM and...

Transportation Industry Embedded Systems

Transportation Industry Embedded Systems

SGW Designworks has been engaged by a vertically integrated heavy industrial business with global reach to develop software and automated testing tools for vehicle operating systems. Our work with the transportation industry is heavily focused on firmware development...

Startup Clients

Cradlepoint AP22

Cradlepoint AP22

A NEW PRODUCT FOR A MARKET LEADER Cradlpoint is a world leader in enterprise routing and networking products. Over the years their products have earned a reputation for durability, reliability, and innovative design. When they set out to design a new WiFi access point...

SiPsHitch – Aviation Safety

SiPsHitch – Aviation Safety

Product Prototypes for Trade Shows - Fast AERO Specialties produces support equipment for ramp operations at airports. They had identified an opportunity to market a system that helps aircraft tractor operators reduce the likelihood of overloading landing gear during...

Axial Precision: Design Optimization for Manufacture

Axial Precision: Design Optimization for Manufacture

A Product Concept in need of Optimization: Axial Precision identified a niche in the market for a super high precision rifle system, for the high end hunter. The concept was based on a ubiquitous and proven rifle action platform, but incorporated specific proprietary...

Voltaire Cloud-Connected Portable Coffee Grinder

Voltaire Cloud-Connected Portable Coffee Grinder

A New Product For a Leader In The Market GIR has a history of innovation. They have introduced a number of kitchen utensils that set the standard for quality and functionality. In addition to their existing product line, they identified an opportunity to develop and...

Improved AR-15 Bolt System

Improved AR-15 Bolt System

The Improved Bolt System project focused on the development of new bolt design that improves reliability in AR-15 carbine rifles by reducing the likelihood jams from bolt lug/extension lug strikes. The project included intensive finite element analysis, material...

Farm Implements by GenZ

Farm Implements by GenZ

Equipment Development and Engineering GenZ Technology is a company that builds farm implements and produces next-generation agriculture equipment for spraying strawberry fields and vineyards. Their innovative sprayer systems takes a decade's old process and make it...

Weapon Stabilization System – The Reaper

Weapon Stabilization System – The Reaper

SGW Designworks was hired to redesign and provide product optimization services for Reaper weapons stabilization system, the Primary focus was on internal tension systems, durability, prototype development, and preparation for manufacturing. At the start of the...

Charging Dock for Samsung Tab Active Pro

Charging Dock for Samsung Tab Active Pro

In late 2019, Samsung launched a new enterprise tablet, the TabActive Pro. Portsmith Technologies had already established themselves as the market leader in enterprise tablet charging docks. To follow the success of their TabActive 2 dock, Portsmith engaged SGW...

GIR Tongs

GIR Tongs

Mechanism Design Challenge GIR has been making and marketing sector defining products for years. They identified an opportunity to market a unique, differentiated Tong product, that would require some true innovation. The aesthetic of the product would be informed by...

Bluetooth Connected IoT Wearables

Bluetooth Connected IoT Wearables

SGW Designworks was hired by a client to develop a cloud and Bluetooth connected wearable. The IoT device uses a series of integrated accelerometers, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and is used to analyze user movements. The data is then sent to the user’s mobile device to...

Barcode Scan Stand Development

Barcode Scan Stand Development

A DESIGN FOR A NICHE APPLICATION: Portsmith Technologies has been producing and selling cradles and docks for industrial handhelds for over twenty years. When a major retail chain approached them asking for a cradle configuration that did not yet exist, Portsmith...

Custom Equipment for Manufacturers

Custom Equipment for Manufacturers

SGW Designworks develops custom equipment for businesses and routinely employs Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to validate designs in virtual space. This particular example is a structural element of a complex mechanism developed by SGW Designworks for an industrial...

MMX Mosaic Collapsing Frame Design

MMX Mosaic Collapsing Frame Design

WMD Tech approached SGW Designworks for product engineering assistance developing a collapsing deployment system for field x-ray systems in hostile environments. The collapsing frame design needed a fast turnaround plus low...

Nip-N-Sip fly fishing tool

Nip-N-Sip fly fishing tool

Product Design For Manufacturing Efficiency Loon Outdoors markets products to the avid fly-fisherman. They had a vision for a next-generation nipper design, that would include conventional nipper functionality but would add a bottle opener. With the nipper market...

Tracked VR Controller

Tracked VR Controller

A Bold Vision, A Completely New Product Concept Black Box VR is developing a fully immersive virtual reality gym experience and hired SGW Designworks as their product design company to develop multiple hardware elements of the system. Internal BlackBox teams had a...

Sports Impact Sensing Chin Cup

Sports Impact Sensing Chin Cup

SGW Designworks was engaged by the client to provide full development and product manufacturing services for version 2.0 of this product. The design effort included the parallel development of electronics, industrial design, and mechanical engineering. SGW Designworks...

Portsmith portDox for Samsung Tablets

Portsmith portDox for Samsung Tablets

The portDox system for Samsung Tablets is a dock that SGW Designworks was hired by Portsmith Technologies to develop. The primary project focus was on concept development, tablet mechanical interface, electronics integration, and design for manufacture. Nearly all of...

Injection Molded Enclosure Design

Injection Molded Enclosure Design

SGW Designworks was approached by the client with a problem. Another firm had designed a beautiful, but impossible aluminum enclosure for a specialty electronic device. The client needed to quickly get fifty units produced for field testing by a federal agency but did...

Explosives Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Detonation Box

Explosives Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Detonation Box

Explosives disposal is a dangerous job. WMD Tech, a Boise-based company produces explosives disposal, analysis, and handling equipment for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians (EOD). SGW Designworks was engaged by WMD Tech, to develop a new enclosure for their...

AUUG Motion Synth

AUUG Motion Synth

SGW Designworks worked with Triplethink USA from the conceptual phase through design engineering and manufacturing hand-off on the Auug Motion Synth. Specific project challenges included a requirement to accommodate new, as well as legacy i-devices with varying...

Cut Saw System

Cut Saw System

Tool Design - The correct cut saw system project focused on the development of a unique system to make job-site miter cuts more accurate. SGW Designworks worked closely with the client to develop the mechanical system, which is compatible with a multitude of...

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