PRODUCT ENGINEERING SERVICES

Product Development Engineers Carry Design Intent from Concept to Production

With over 30 years of experience across industries from sporting goods to medical devices, our engineers can help augment your team, or act as your full product development engineering team.

Engineers work alongside our in-house team of designers, integrated throughout the entire process — from early brainstorm through manufacturing handoff. When engineering development is approached holistically, the result is a unified solution rather than a mash up of pieces that don’t flow together. Ideas turn into realistic solutions that can be made with fewer revisions along the way, keeping the original design intent in the final product.

IDEATION

DEVELOPMENT

TESTING

PRODUCTION TRANSFER

Diverse Engineering Teams Collaborate
on Multi-Faceted Projects

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Our engineers work with designers to ensure a production-ready design. From 3-D and 2-D documentation, through cost analysis, DFA/DFM, and more, we can see your project to the end.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Our electrical engineers work in tandem with our mechanical and software engineers to bring your products to life. From circuit design to PCB layout, we can support and take care of your electronic design needs.

EMBEDDED & SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

We can help bridge the gap between the physical and digital product. Our embedded software development team will work with you and your team to develop solutions that solve technical problems as well as address the need of the user.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Our biomedical engineers provide a physiologic context and project framework for our designers and engineers. They can provide technical guidance to see the project in the right direction, or oversee systems engineering of overall time, cost and requirements of the program. We’ll guide your idea from conception to market within the regulatory requirements of the medical design process.

Jodi Lee

“Ultimately, we worked with Priority Designs because we really needed some rigor and expertise that we weren’t going to get as turnkey with some of the other partners. It was clear that the capabilities of the in-house team could handle the mechanical, industrial design and electrical work which was a strength over and above other firms.”

Jodi Lee

Brand Director at Scotts Miracle-Gro

Whether You Need Us From Start to Finish or Just One Step,
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Product Ideation

Early on in the process, engineers work along side design teams on product ideation and brainstorm sessions. With experience across industries, we develop innovative solutions that cross-pollinate ideas from other industries, providing new solutions in unexpected ways. At this stage, engineers weigh in on material selection and preliminary considerations for manufacturing. Initial ideas may start with quick, rough proof-of-concept prototypes to validate before moving further with a design concept.

Engineering Development

Throughout development, engineers work with designers to create solutions that will keep design intent while meeting functional and production requirements. Activities include: supplier audit and selection, costed bill of materials, DFM/DFA tolerance analysis, and tooling coordination.

Engineering Prototyping

Throughout development, iterative prototyping plays a critical role in testing the functionality of a product. With an in-house prototyping shop, engineers work hand-in-hand with prototype specialists to fabricate prototypes in our 20,000 sq. ft. shop. The shop is equipped with machines for casting and molding, machining, metalworking, finishing and painting, rapid prototyping and integration of soft goods or electronic components. This allows us to work quickly; going from 3D CAD to creating parts to assembly to testing all under one roof.

With our in-house prototype shop, Learn More About Engineering Prototyping>

Software Tools

It is important to verify software compatibility and constraints with our clients to ensure a seamless transition between our engineers and your company’s development team. We know not every client uses the same tool, and we aim to stay flexible to use the right tool for you.

CAD Packages:
– Solidworks (and Solidworks PDM)
– Creo
– Catia

Analysis Software:
– ANSYS (linear and non-linear)
– Matlab
– Labview

Engineering Testing & Analysis

We have built engineering labs specifically to run calibrated tools or build custom testing equipment. Testing can take place at any point in the development process where results can be used to determine the parameters of the design, set benchmarks, understand performance needs or evaluate the products competitive landscape.Testing needs include: tensile/ strength testing, life cycle testing, product performance testing, optimization testing and more.

Throughout the years, we’ve created an air cannon to test impact on materials up to 100 mph, a throwing machine, even set up a motion capture lab to analyze what effects accuracy and speed have on a lacrosse throw. Understanding material and design under specific conditions aids with optimizing design. Once the product reaches early manufacturing, we can also conduct quality or pre-production cycle and product reliability testing.
Learn More About Engineering Testing & Analysis >

Part Fabrication & Assembly

Over the years, we’ve worked on products from simple assemblies to thousands of individual parts. We discuss with our clients the materials and manufacturing methods utilized to help determine the right materials and production needs for each product. If we aren’t the resident expert on the materials you need, we can help connect you to the right resource to keep the project moving smoothly.

Transfer to Manufacturing

When the project is coming to an end and ready for manufacturing, we help clients transfer information, files and facilitate coordination for production.

Often, this includes activities such as detailing of CAD, 2-D documentation, supplier selection, handoff of data, completing first article inspections and verifying assembly fit and finish. We help clients ensure the intent isn’t lost in communication, and that they cross the finish line to a successfully produced product ready for launch.
Learn More About Engineering For Manufacturing >

Product Ideation

Early on in the process, engineers work along side design teams on product ideation and brainstorm sessions. With experience across industries, we develop innovative solutions that cross-pollinate ideas from other industries, providing new solutions in unexpected ways. At this stage, engineers weigh in on material selection and preliminary considerations for manufacturing. Initial ideas may start with quick, rough proof-of-concept prototypes to validate before moving further with a design concept.

Engineering Development

Throughout development, engineers work with designers to create solutions that will keep design intent while meeting functional and production requirements. Activities include: supplier audit and selection, costed bill of materials, DFM/DFA tolerance analysis, and tooling coordination.

Engineering Prototyping

Throughout development, iterative prototyping plays a critical role in testing the functionality of a product. With an in-house prototyping shop, engineers work hand-in-hand with prototype specialists to fabricate prototypes in our 20,000 sq. ft. shop. The shop is equipped with machines for casting and molding, machining, metalworking, finishing and painting, rapid prototyping and integration of soft goods or electronic components. This allows us to work quickly; going from 3D CAD to creating parts to assembly to testing all under one roof.

With our in-house prototype shop, Learn More About Engineering Prototyping>

Software Tools

It is important to verify software compatibility and constraints with our clients to ensure a seamless transition between our engineers and your company’s development team. We know not every client uses the same tool, and we aim to stay flexible to use the right tool for you.

CAD Packages:
– Solidworks (and Solidworks PDM)
– Creo
– Catia

Analysis Software:
– ANSYS (linear and non-linear)
– Matlab
– Labview

Engineering Testing & Analysis

We have built engineering labs specifically to run calibrated tools or build custom testing equipment. Testing can take place at any point in the development process where results can be used to determine the parameters of the design, set benchmarks, understand performance needs or evaluate the products competitive landscape.Testing needs include: tensile/ strength testing, life cycle testing, product performance testing, optimization testing and more.

Throughout the years, we’ve created an air cannon to test impact on materials up to 100 mph, a throwing machine, even set up a motion capture lab to analyze what effects accuracy and speed have on a lacrosse throw. Understanding material and design under specific conditions aids with optimizing design. Once the product reaches early manufacturing, we can also conduct quality or pre-production cycle and product reliability testing.
Learn More About Engineering Testing & Analysis >

Part Fabrication & Assembly

Over the years, we’ve worked on products from simple assemblies to thousands of individual parts. We discuss with our clients the materials and manufacturing methods utilized to help determine the right materials and production needs for each product. If we aren’t the resident expert on the materials you need, we can help connect you to the right resource to keep the project moving smoothly.

Transfer to Manufacturing

When the project is coming to an end and ready for manufacturing, we help clients transfer information, files and facilitate coordination for production.

Often, this includes activities such as detailing of CAD, 2-D documentation, supplier selection, handoff of data, completing first article inspections and verifying assembly fit and finish. We help clients ensure the intent isn’t lost in communication, and that they cross the finish line to a successfully produced product ready for launch.
Learn More About Engineering For Manufacturing >

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