New engineering lab space

December 20, 2012

2012 was an extraordinary year at Design Concepts. We've added new faces, new capabilities, and a brand new lab to house some of the precision equipment we need to support our engineering team. For those who have visited Design Concepts, you've seen or heard about our four confidential workspaces that live between the design studio/atrium area and the prototype shop. We've converted one of these spaces into the mechanical engineering lab.

The lab houses our new digital microscope. It is in constant demand: inspecting small parts, failure tests, molds, over- and insert-molded features, and hangnails. The microscope can capture both photographs and video digitally, helping us to communicate with clients and vendors to solve "hidden" problems quickly.

The lab's computer also connects to our 3D scanner, which translates hand-sculpted forms into CAD surfaces, guaranteeing the subtleties of a design are not lost in translation.

We will continue to add equipment and capabilities to this lab space and will share these additions as they come on line.

Our Chatillon peak force testing gauge continues to see heavy use. The dedicated lab space is convenient, safe, and protected, allowing us to execute longer-term test setups.

And our UV curing system, including a tabletop curing booth, provides Design Concepts with a new prototyping and testing capability, well suited to many of our medical product developments.

We will continue to add equipment and capabilities to this lab space and will share these additions as they come on line. For now, we are excited and proud to continue strengthening our engineering horsepower.