Product Design and Engineering

Our product development capabilities are strong and grounded in functional reality. Our use of real-world and analytical methodologies enable us to design a highly efficient and cost effective product thus reducing typical development time to market. All of our projects are designed for manufacturability.

We Design For The Manufacturer

Design for manufacturing is a phrase that is very important to get the most out of your development dollars.  Our significant hands-on experience in the manufacture of plastic products and metal fabrications at all levels of complexity enable us to do just that – design for manufacture. Our expertise is what sets us apart from the rest.

If all you have is an idea, no problem!  We can take your sketches, ideas, and concepts to the next level by refining your product for aesthetic appeal, functionality, performance and cost to manufacture using a variety of industrial design techniques.

Difficult and subjective questions are professionally answered. Questions like…

  • Is this draft steel safe?
  • Is this the correct mold material to use with this material and production expectations?
  • Is this the correct plastic material to use with this geometry under these operating conditions?

Reverse engineering is often an important step in a successful product development. Over the years, we have mastered many techniques to do just this so you are able to design ahead of the curve and deploy your products faster.

Mold Design and Engineering

Our mold designers’ backgrounds encompass mold making, tool design and development, troubleshooting, and use of advanced mold flow analysis for OEM’s, custom molders and mold shops. This gives our clients a noticeable advantage towards designing a high quality mold for maximum productivity.

Whether you are looking for a simple one-sheet layout, or a complex multi-cavity mold, you will find our mold designs to be professionally designed, clean, and easy to interpret. Our objective is to exceed your expectations at a fair price.

 

Advantages of using Shadow Industries…

  • We adapt to your standards and objectives
  • We are resourceful and willing to offer suggestions to improve tooling, including advanced Mold Flow analysis
  • Each designer has over 20 years of experience
  • All designers have mold shop experience and went through extensive apprenticeships
  • All designers are also trained product designers
  • All personnel have on-the-floor injection molding experience
  • All personnel have on-the-floor injection molding experience
  • Designs are available in 2-D, 3-D or a combination of the two
  • We employ state-of-the-art software technologies (i.e. NX, Pro/E, Solidworks, and AutoCAD)
“Our Design Engineering group has worked with Rob for the last 2 ½ years. He has helped us improve some existing molds and worked closely with us on new product designs on manufacturability, resin selection, mold flow analysis, mold design resulting in quality parts. Rob is very responsive and provides significant value. Rob participated with us and our molder in three-way Design Reviews. I highly recommend.”
Rob. Preston Pierce , VP Design Engineering Alcohol Monitoring Systems