Pillar Design Product Development Meeting in Production Facility

Pillar Travels Overseas

Well, it's that time of year again; time to visit our overseas supply chain. Pillar Product Design has a wide network of prototype and production factories overseas that help fabricate products for our clients. Located in the Shenzen, Dongguan, and Gunagzhou areas, this network has assisted us for many years producing prototype parts and manufacturing successful products for our clients. During our recent trip we worked with our overseas product manager, Karl, to visit our current partners and source new manufacturing facilities with expanded capabilities. Our current network includes metal fabrication, laser cutting, hydroforming, plastic injection molding, CNC cutting of

Glass Expanse on CashPad!

The Pillar Product Design team worked with Glass Expanse to develop this amazing moving panel door system. This a clip of Jordan and Jojo of CNCBC show CashPad! showing the system in action in one of container homes that they just completed. Check it out! https://www.linkedin.com/posts/glassexpanse_cashpad-glassexpanse-activity-6562329714017521666-yMZn

Ceres Breast Milk Chiller Product in Use

Ceres Chill Indiegogo Launch

We are excited to announce the launch of the Ceres Chill Breast Milk Chiller on Indiegogo today! It has been a pleasure working with Lisa to help design and engineer an innovative product that prioritizes nursing mothers in a beautiful and elegant way. Check out the campaign to learn more and contribute. We can't wait to see this product make it to market in the upcoming months! Visit the campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ceres-chill-the-world-s-first-breastmilk-chiller#/ Visit the website: https://www.cereschill.com

Frequently Used Product Development Acronyms

The product development process is filled with acronyms that can be confusing for both new and returning clients. We've compiled a list of some of the most commonly used acronyms to help you navigate the process. Job Identification  EE (electrical engineering)  ID (industrial design)ME (mechanical engineering)PE (project engineering)PM (project / program management) Design / Process / Marketing  CAD (computer aided design / drafting)CAE ( computer aided engineering) CAM ( computer aided manufacturing) DFA (design for assembly)DFAA (design for automated assembly)DOE (design of experiments)DVT (design verification test)EVT (engineering validation test)GD&T (Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing)IP (intellectual property)JV (joint venture)MVP (minimum viable product)PD (product development)POC (proof of

Digital Human Models for Ergonomic Product Design Process

Ergonomic Optimization

Human factors and ergonomics focus on the body's relation to products, environments and processes to improve efficiency and comfort for the user. Human Scale is a collection of data that outlines the dimensions of the body and its movement in relation to space. At Pillar, we use this information to determine head sizes while designing helmets and goggles, grip diameters for hand tools, as well as locations for control panels so that users of all abilities and sizes have equal access. We use digital human models in our Solidworks CAD models to help validate dimensions before products are brought into

Breadware IoT Network

We are proud to announce our partnership with Breadware, Inc. and their IoT design network. We look forward to continuing our work with Breadware to create innovative, connected devices. Here is a couple of our designs featuring electronic integration. Check out their website to learn more. https://breadware.com/

Inventors Launchpad Pod Cast with Pillar Product Design and

Pillar Product Design in collaboration with Jason Allen's Company Ignition USA developed the first multi-tool specifically for firemen and police to access commercial spaces without damaging private property. The attached pod cast walks through Ignition USA's complete product development experience of this specific innovative tool design and development. In collaboration with BOLD IP, Pillar Product Design and Ignition USA we were able to develop and patent novel intellectual property around this highly functional must have device. The pod cast focus on the details of the product design and manufacturing development process. Check out the pod cast link below, it