Building a Prototype

Building a PrototypeWith 29 years of experience designing, patenting and building communications products, it is no wonder that companies routinely turn to Eagle Design Group when they have a requirement to design, improve or upgrade a product with their name on it.  We have embraced the technologies necessary to rapidly and efficiently bring their products to market; in fact, Eagle Design Group was one of the first companies to use 3D modeling and rapid prototyping to expedite their clients’ time to market.

Eagle Design Group has experience in a variety of industries, with a proven history of building a prototype that is effective and affordable.  Our team of resourceful design experts combines decades of real-world technical engineering and production know-how with advanced SolidWorks modeling, additive manufacturing, injection molding and sheet metal fabrication services to produce affordable original products from prototyping through short-run manufacturing.

Early involvement and collaboration are hallmarks of our prototyping process.  Our design engineers survey each aspect of your product concept and ensure all specifications – from operating environment and conditions to tolerance and quality – are exactly right.

SolidWorks Modeling

As part of our prototyping services, Eagle Design Group offers complete part and assembly SolidWorks modeling.  Using industry-stalwart SolidWorks 3D software, we can match material bills, account for every detail, and produce clear, accurate assembly drawings that can be used to create precise solid models and assemblies.

Using mental concepts, simple sketches, scanned images, and/or 3D data, Eagle Design Group is able to build a quick, cost-effective model that allows you to review and analyze your concept in much more detail than traditional modeling methods.  Our models can include every detail, from sheet metal component patterns to structural support layouts, molding and tooling data to conduit and cable harness design.

Our SolidWorks modeling services include:

  • Parts and Assembly Modeling
  • Tolerance Detail Drawings
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Photo Rendering

In addition, we are able to work with real-world products to reverse-engineer existing prototypes for further digital analysis.

Additive Manufacturing

Our additive manufacturing processes offer an affordable, cutting-edge solution for today's complex design problems.  High-resolution 3D modeling capabilities enable us to work with designers to brainstorm complex challenges in an affordable, efficient manufacturing environment.

In fact, additive manufacturing offers many benefits, including:

  • Prototype Material and Production Cost Savings
  • Prototype Lead-Time Reduction
  • Elimination of Die and Mold Wait Times

Working with a variety of materials, we use our expertise to engineer and build finely detailed models specifically for the 3D printing processes.  Because we follow the highest manufacturing standards and procedures, we are able to create reliable components and assemblies for your prototyping needs.

Injection Molding

An ideal alternative to custom machining or additive process prototyping, Eagle Design Group offers fast, dependable injection molding services for short-run prototyping designs requiring plastic, liquid silicone or metal.  This allows us to streamline the development, tooling and manufacturing processes and create durable parts for testing, analysis and pilot production in days rather than weeks.  In addition, injection molding offers a cost-effective solution for producing prototypes that meet full manufacturing specifications.

From rapid injection molding to low-volume molding to prototype-to-production tooling, Eagle Design Group can handle the intricate complexities and details associated with designing and preparing the right part for each application.  Our highly trained team has the expertise to assist with everything from design and material selection to revisions and cost projections, working behind the scenes to address all functional and structural issues and ensure an operational prototype, complete with production-quality finishes.

Short lead times, significant cost savings and ease of production all combine to make injection molding an ideal solution for anyone seeking to build an effective prototype.

Sheet Metal Fabrication

Eagle Design Group has the relationships and experience to deliver complete end-to-end solutions, sourcing projects that require sheet metal fabrication and managing your entire prototyping project from start to finish.  Following is a brief list of the more common sheet metal fabrication services we offer as part of our prototype development process:

  • Bending
  • Punching
  • Shearing
  • Laser Cutting
  • Press Brake Forming
  • Machining
  • Welding
  • Powder Coating
  • Silkscreening

Depending on your project needs, we can fabricate enclosures and assemblies from:

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Stainless Steel
  • Carbon Steel
  • Structural Steel
  • Alloys

Building a Prototype

Our team of project managers applies years of experience to the design and manufacturing process to deliver the ultimate in cost savings.  Then, they follow carefully established procedures to ensure every part is manufactured to specification in a timely and orderly manner.

Eagle Design Group works closely with clients to bring their vision to life.  Whether you are connecting a 10-ton barricade designed to prevent a terrorist attack or a wireless mesh network computer to transmit mission-critical information for hospitals in disaster-ridden areas around the globe, we are your source for all interconnect products. We have proven time and time again that innovative techniques coupled with decades of real-world experience are absolutely essential to the success of our diverse client base.  Contact Eagle Design Group today at 888-914-7300 if you need help building a prototype.