From small components to complex systems, we perfect and refine the mechanical and tactile aspects of each product, with a keen eye towards improving functionality, reliability, and efficiency throughout the process.
Mechanical design focuses on how machines and assemblies function under the specific circumstances of their intended environment. The team at SPARK is strongly rooted in mechanical engineering and design and uses the latest tools such as 3D CAD and FEA to maximize the effectiveness of a design.
CAD or Computer-Aided Design, is the use of software in the design process to facilitate the creation of detailed 3D models or 2D production control drawings. SPARK works primarily in Solidworks and OnShape.
Many projects involve designing multiple components that must interact with each other. Whether your project is for a rugged, military application or a household good, SPARK is deeply rooted in mechanical engineering and has many years of experience in understanding the kinematics of complex mechanical assemblies and designing for the intended environment.
Whether beginning with a sketch or a functioning prototype, the conceptualization stage involves the creative exploration of design options focused around carefully defined objectives and criteria.
Metal design encompasses everything from sheet metal bending and weldments, to milled and turned parts, to castings. SPARK’s depth of knowledge in metal manufacturing process ensures that your design will always be ready for production.
Plastics design requires expertise not only in the wide range of material options, but also their various molding and forming processes and their respective benefits and limitations. Parts must be carefully designed to properly form without blemishes or defects and remain removable from the mold during production.
A refined prototype typically ‘looks like’ and ‘works like’ a final product. This is what can be shown to project stakeholders and is often the last step before moving into manufacturing.
A subset of 3D CAD, surface modeling is essential to creating and designing the attractive, eye-catching curves commonly found on the most appealing products in the market.