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Our Services

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Phase I

Invention, Research, Exploration and Discovery

  • Schedule Development
  • Brainstorming
  • Research, Exploration, Investigation
  • Storyboarding, Mood Boards
  • Product Concept Mapping
  • User Profile, Experience, Interface
  • Ergonomic Parametric Design
  • Concept Development, Industrial Design
  • Client Meetings and Presentations
  • Presentations, Reviews, Feedback
  • Materials, Initial DFMA (Design for Mfg.)
  • Preliminary Process Identification
  • Preliminary CAD Model Development
  • 2D Renderings for Sales and Marketing
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Phase II

Foundation, Definition, System and Engineering Refinement

  • 3D SolidWorks / Rhino CAD Modeling
  • Advanced Surface Modeling
  • SolidWorks FEA Simulations
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Component Specifications
  • PCB, Flex, Firmware, Software Integration
  • IoT, Wireless, Bluetooth Circuit Development
  • Cut and Sew Flat Pattern Development
  • Initial Prototype Development
  • Packaging Engineering Design
  • Materials and Process Qualification
  • Tooling and Part Design Analysis
  • Tolerance Stack Study
  • Assembly Analysis
  • Engineering Drawing Development
  • BOM (Bill of Materials)
  • Preliminary Production RFQ (Request for Quote)
  • 3D Photo-Realistic Renderings
  • 3D Photo-Realistic Animation Work
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Phase III

Prototype, Fabricate, Test, Modify and Refine

  • 3D Printed SLA and FDM Prototypes Builds
  • CNC, RTV Cast and Stamped Prototypes
  • Cut and Sew, Flat Pattern Fabrication
  • Assembly Optimization and Refinement
  • Electronics PCB and Circuit Fabrication
  • Production Packaging Flat Pattern
  • Finalize DFM (Design for Mfg.)
  • Finalize Production Materials and Processes.
  • Product Testing and Component Validation
  • Sales and Marketing Pilot Runs
  • Preliminary Testing Certification Assistance (NSF, FDA, UL, ASTM, ANSI and EU testing)
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Phase IV

Supply Chain and Mass Product Development

  • Project Scheduling Planning
  • Risk Assessment and Analysis
  • Domestic and Overseas Outsourcing
  • Logistical Supply Chain Planning
  • RFQ/ RFP (Request for Quote and Price)
  • Part and Tooling Pricing Negotiations
  • Production PCB and Flex Circuitry Development
  • Production Cut and Sew Fabrication
  • Tool Build Development
  • First Article Production Assistance
  • Assembly and Manufacturing Process Optimization
  • QA/QC Specifications Document
  • Onsite Project Management QA / QC Assistance

Phase I

Invention, Research, Exploration and Discovery

The foundation for a successful project, the initial phase focuses on accurately capturing and cultivating the genesis of your innovative idea. A variety of concepts are developed through sketching and quick modeling, allowing evaluation of a range of solutions. As a team we will go through a series of strategic processes and procedures to take multiple ideas and concepts, and form them into an optimized cohesive design. We want to deeply understand the human interaction elements with your specific design and develop seamless interfaces that have long-lasting intrinsic value. We bring invention, creativity and passion to every product and project we develop.

Phase II

Foundation, Definition, System and Engineering Refinement

Our team uses engineering and 3D CAD software tools to quickly and cost effectively take your core design into prototype or production development. Our forward-thinking team approach and communicate these challenges head on before they become a costly problem. Collaborative engineering design reviews and refinement will guarantee that your design is absolutely ready for prototype and or production output. Our mission is to provide innovative and seamless solutions as it relates to design, materials, mechanical, process and electrical integration. Pillar’s proven product development procedures allow for precision based communication between all parties in the production development process.

Phase III

Prototype, Fabricate, Test, Modify and Refine

Let’s work together to bring your idea into the  real world so we can put it to the test! Pillar offers a wide spectrum of prototype and pilot production services and competencies. We have in-house 3D SLA and FDM printing capabilities as well as fully equipped shop for hand fabricated custom builds. Pillar is partnered with a number of trusted prototype houses that have an extensive array of fabrication capabilities. Pillar also has extensive domestic and overseas electronic fulfillment services that include everything from beta pilot builds to mass production. Our partner facilities can handle small batch builds around PCB and flex circuit board creation. Our strength is our ability to quickly validate your design and bring you a near-to-production quality prototype.

Phase IV

Supply Chain and Mass Product Development

Pillar has already done the ground work to meet your product quality, cost and delivery requirements. We have spent over 10 years working diligently with our prototype and manufacturing network and supply chain to establish trusted business relationships. We have a complete infrastructure of project management and quality control personnel who perform onsite factory visits and production inspections. In comparison to most design studios, our competitive edge is our extensive spectrum of available services combined with our reliable manufacturing network. We understand the tools and the collateral needed to clearly communicate every aspect and detail of your project and we have detailed procedures and protocols in place to seamlessly execute your production launch.