The Importance of Mechanical Design and Engineering
Being a product development firm offering world-class mechanical design services, MAKO Design has seen many innovative and market-disrupting product ideas come from our home inventors. Many clients will provide us with some form of design files, including CAD files, but the vast majority are not designed for manufacturing, and lack fundamental elements of mechanical design.
Why Do I Need Mechanical Design Services?
In short, mechanical design services provide the necessary components and framework to achieve the product’s intended functions. Many industrial design firms can design the exterior of the product with impressive 3D renderings but, although they can look great, the functional requirements are often not accounted for. In addition, manufacturers will often reject these files, which can create costly redesign and engineering down the road. All of this can be minimized from the start, by utilizing a professional design and engaging their mechanical design services.
Combining Mechanical Design with Industrial Design
Durability is defined by different materials, fasteners, assembly components, etc. Function is achieved through gears, circuit boards, and other mechanisms at play within the invention. An experienced mechanical designer can identify points of breakage in an industrial design, and plan out the necessary internal workings to ensure the product will last, while effectively performing its functions. Thus, it is more effective to combine mechanical and industrial design simultaneously to develop an aesthetic, durable and functioning prototype.
Take that thought a step furtherv- does your invention require electrical components? Consider mechanical design services that incorporate industrial, electrical, mechanical, and prototyping using a streamlined and efficient process.
Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent
MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.
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