PRODUCT ENGINEERING

Our Approach

 

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Engineering Breadth

Perspective and guidance from early- to late-stage engineering

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Lean Development Approach

Iterative development approach for complex prototyping processes

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Complete Product Engineering

End-to-end engineering for all aspects of your product

Your customers want smarter products. We can help.

Product Engineering – WITH INSIGHT.

Successful product development efforts require world-class Product Engineering execution in addition to beautiful Industrial Design and consistent  Manufacturing Management. Product engineering at SGW Designworks focuses on building specific functionality into new products, while balancing cost targets with durability and elegance. Our track record shows that our development engineers have what it takes to fully develop complex mechanisms, housings, and embedded electronics. Our engineering team has direct and relevant experience in sporting goods design, mobile equipment engineering, consumer product engineering, firearms engineering, industrial product design, home appliance development, smart device engineering, IoT development, and industrial product engineering. Our breadth of experience enables us to apply unique engineering knowledge from multiple fields to every product engineering challenge in front of us.

All of our projects begin with a conversation. Contact Us today, and we will work together to define a plan to engineer your product – with insight.

Engineering Breadth

We work on manufactured products in any industry. Our projects often include enclosure development, mechanism engineering, mechanics, embedded systems development, PCBA design and layout, firmware development, and engineering for durability in specific applications. We have brought significant value to clients developing products that range from innovative firearms to cutting edge VR equipment. Our engineering team will bring a new perspective to your project.

Industry Experience

  • Industrial Equipment
  • Consumer Products
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Enterprise IT Products
  • Consumer Products
  • Specialty Electronics
  • Small Arms
  • Defense

Lean Development Approach

The product engineering and prototype development process can be complex. We use a proven product development process, typically starting with a Phase 0 project to answer initial questions about the project that will define all subsequent development phases. We apply Lean Principles to development projects, similar to those defined in The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, which means every prototype serves a purpose and provides critical findings for iterative development.

Our Philosophy

  • Explore Multiple Concepts Early
  • Prototypes Should Have a Purpose
  • Iterate Quickly
  • Testing Feeds Iteration
  • Build-Test-Learn
  • If In Doubt, Build It (and test it)
  • Testing Should Be Documented
  • Speed Matters
  • Quality Matters
  • Collaboration Is Critical

Complete Product Engineering

As your product engineering company, we act as an engineering department focused on development of your new product. Our engineering team carries projects from the early phases of feasibility study and specification development, through concept development, initial engineering, design iteration, prototype development, design freeze, engineering optimization, design finalization, design for manufacturer, and manufacturing management.

Engineering Capabilities

  • Mechanism Design
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Firmware Development
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Failure Modes Analysis
  • PCBA Design
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Thermal Management
  • Durability Engineering

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...

Contact Us

3131 W State Street #230 Boise, Idaho 83703

(208) 391-4000

info@sgwdesignworks.com