What We Offer
- Expertise. We know how to design around optics (see our article on Packaging Optical Systems)and
electronics, and we understand all the common production methods used
to produce designs involving optics and electronics. We're very
familiar with Military night vision as well as complex electronics. We
also understand the design process and documentation. We'll be happy to
answer any further questions you have about our expertise as it regards
your particular project.
You're not coming to us for a run of the mill design that does a basic
job. You want a design that does what's required in a creative and
efficient way, is aesthetically appealing to your customer, is easy to
use, and is original. You want a creative solution that thrills your
customer and makes you money. Creativity is part of who we are. You
won't be disappointed.
- Capability. We
have connections to a lot of design resources, from optics design to
industrial design to software development. We can pull together a team
to address a wide range of project needs. We can supply names and
resumes if absolutely necessary, along with a project plan and
development schedule. If we think your project is beyond our
capabilities, we'll tell you so. We don't want to waste your time, but
don't sell us short. We know how to get a design done.
This all depends on the current situation. If we're really busy, we may
not be able to help you. Most of the time we can at least talk to you
about what you need and give you a good answer as to what we can do for
you at a given time. We can also find resources to help.
You won't have to wait a week or two for us to respond to your
communications. We'll be there for you to answer your questions and
deal with emergencies as they arise. We'll do what has to be done, and
we won't be the 'bad leg' that gives out when you're in a desperate
- Knowledge of vendors.
We know a lot of vendors. From plastic molding or machining to casting
to specialists in exotic materials, surface treatments, or whatever, we
know a lot of people all around the country and the world. If we don't
know a vendor who does something you need, we know how to find one.
- Design Process management.
We understand the design process, that it's a serial process, and it
goes through stages. There has been a lot of talk about concurrent
engineering and parallel design processes over the years, but design,
by nature, is a serial process. No matter how many parallel processes
you have working together, you can't design something until you have a
concept, and you can't detail the design until you have a layout.
Managing the process is checking each stage of the process for errors
and keeping the design as closely tied to the original design task as
possible. Error creeps in at every stage of the process and has to be
dealt with in each stage before the design moves to the next stage.
We understand documentation. If you don't know what revision you're
working with or the revisions don't match, you've got a serious
problem. We keep the 3D models and the drawings synchronized, and we
eliminate all extraneous or unnecessary information in them. This is
one of the hardest parts of managing the design process. We make it a
point to document each change and keep the design up to date.
We will get the job done. We carefully compare your requirements to our
ability before we start anything, and we make sure we can get the job
done first. Once we've determined that we can do the job for you, and
you keep your part of the bargain by paying us on time, we will finish
the job. You will get a completed design that meets your requirements,
We look forward to working with you.