We can help take that cocktail napkin sketch and turn it into something that can be felt and seen. Then we take that concept into something that works. From horseshoes to children’s furniture (actual customers), we have seen them all. We can take that concept and give you a stunning visual look into the potential of what it could be.
We have references for patent attorneys up the east coast from Orlando to Hartford. One of the numerous services is to get the drawings needed for that I idea recognized and protected.
Where do you want to go once you have the patent application in motion? We can work with you to evaluate that step
based on your needs. It all starts with a 3D design of the concept. From there, photo-renderings and presentations for
proposals, rapid prototyping in plastic in less than 48 hours. Do you want machined functional parts? We can provide manufacturing drawings recognized around the world. You have choices, how far you want to go is up to you.
We are like having your own full service engineering department…Your own research and development team.
Over 25 years in product design and development and over 60 patents in locations around the world. We use the latest versions of SolidWorks 3D design package with built in Finite Element Analysis capabilities. We have photo rendering software,
animation software and the full suite of Microsoft office software for documents, spreadsheets, calculations and presentations.
We will quote your needs up front and guarantee meeting that quote. Nobody knows what services the project will need. Below are the services we can provide. If we do not list it here, do not be afraid to ask. If we cannot provide it, someone in our network of value added resources can
Our team is artistic and creative. Pencil sketches can be done from your verbal descriptions or we can meet and brainstorm to develop your idea.
Whether you cannot get your current product to work, or have an idea that you would like to bring to fruition, we can help. We can exceed your expectations in industrial designs (the look) and make a functional mechanism with the fit, form, and function intended. Not sure what materials to use? Let us determine the best material for your application.
-3D CAD models:
Want to see your idea, this is the first step. These designs can be done with no size in mind, or our team can develop the concept proportionally correct. The best method is based on your input, and creative licensing by us, to get the size right. We base this on the application of your idea. We can export the 3D model to numerous formats recognizable around the world by other CAD packages.
We use cutting edge software to apply material, color and textures to the model. We then use high-tech “lighting” to make your 3D model look like a photograph of your product. This file is viewable with standard Windows
based image viewers.
Want to see your product in action? Whether your idea has moving parts or you want to watch your product assemble itself, we have the tools. You get a video file universally recognizable by any Windows based player Windows
comes with “media player”).
We can create a presentation for investors or potential buyers of your product or idea using 3D models, animations, sketches, pictures, videos and eye catching graphic designs. Presentations are best viewed with PowerPoint viewer (free from Microsoft website). We can print on 8.5 x 11 paper in color. Your local print shop could print whatever your needs are.
If you need to get parts made, you need one or both of the following: A dimensioned drawing (drafting service) and /or a CAD model for direct machine programming (CNC). We follow the latest ASME international drawing and drafting standards for documenting how to make and assemble your product. We can export various formats recognized by CNC machine centers all around the world. We also create Adobe .pdf files for computer viewing and can print copies. For machine centers we can export to .DXF, IGES, PARASOLID (X_T, X_B), or STEP (.step .stp).
-FEA, Finite Element Analysis:
If you need to know if your product is going to bend and how much under a given load, we can solve that problem using the latest software. We can create a report, export images or video.
Once we have a 3D CAD model, a glass filled plastic model is as quick as 48 hours away. These parts can be sanded, painted (we can do) or plated. Also available are quotes and delivery schedules on metal or plastic machined parts. These can be available in as little as 5 days depending on material and complexity.
Need to order 25, 50, 1000? We have the resources to get them. Value added contacts and a global sourcing partner company, we can get your parts from the United States to China and sources in-between for every budget.
-Research and Development:
We have the ability to research materials, processes, patents, mechanisms and finishes. We can them and translate the data into a user friendly format.
Do you have a part or product with no way of replicating it? Let us create a model and drawing that you can take anywhere and get one made.
Do you need a line drawing to get a part or product made? We can provide the drawings. In addition a 3D model can be included at no charge.Wide range of engineering services
Q: What if I do not want to disclose all of my ideas or concepts?
A: First step is to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement). This will protect us both. Never discuss your business without an NDA in place regardless of patent status. We can forward you a standard NDA document when you are ready. This is the same document we sign with all of our clients.
Q: How do I know what the cost will be before I get started?
A: We will do our best to quote each phase of your project up front. We will not bill you for exceeding that quote.
Q: Does MAT get to assume any ownership in my intellectual property of concepts?
A: If you come to us with a technology or idea, you own it. Every situation is different and we are open to do everything to protect you and your ideas. All possible scenarios will be discussed before anything is done.
Q: Why is pricing so reasonable?
A: We do not have the overhead and expenses of a large design firm. We never want to be so big that our clients have to pay for our success.
Q: Do you offer guarantees that the product will work right out of the box?
A: This is engineering not magic or mind reading. Our pricing is low enough to have cycles to work-out an idea. Products on the market today have thousands of hours of upfront engineering, design, testing, etc.. We will carefully research each step to get the best results we can from that cycle.
Q: Do you offer a refund if I am not satisfied with the results?
A: No, we make every effort to extract what it is you want. If there were certain requirements, you failed to provide we will make effort to help you meet those in the next phase. If we make an error on a drawing, spelling or other, we will correct it at no charge to you. We do recommend you review any documentation we provide to you.