Our Approach to Engineering Services
We have customers engage our engineering services in different steps of their design process. For instance, one customer may approach us with a vision and require a design. On the other hand, a customer could have already entered production, but need a way to optimize or scale their product. Others are designing their next revisions of their programs. Our engineering services team can help with each of these scenarios.
First, We Lead With Engineering
We lead all engagements with engineering and utilize design for manufacturing (DFM) principles. For example, this can mean removing unnecessary fastener hardware, minimizing masking points or optimizing packaging costs. As a result, each product is optimized for production to reduce total cost and helps keep future costs down.
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In-House Support From Multiple Locations
Our team of in-house engineers supports each of our fabrication facilities within the US and Mexico. As a result, we can take a hands-on approach to engineering services so we can see the program from initial design, to first article, to full production and beyond.
Expertise Makes a Difference
We’ve passed down over 80 years of engineering services knowledge for industry-specific solutions for self-service kiosks, electrical enclosures, energy storage enclosures, utility cabinets and more. Therefore our engineering services have experience with:
- NEMA ratings
- UL Listings
- Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) models
- Department of Transportation (DOT) Standards
- Department of Defense (DOD) Standards
- And more
Support for New Product Development (NPD) and Prototyping
Our 5,000 sq. ft. Innovation Center is a fully equipped micro-factory within our Allenton, WI headquarters, and supports new product development (NPD), prototyping and design approval. Having a dedicated NPD center helps refine every stage of the manufacturing process to ensure your design is ready for the realities of a production environment, and most importantly, to eliminate any surprises during production that could affect quality, cost or lead time.