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After completing the design for a particular project, the time comes to create a working prototype from sourced and custom parts. We have relationships with various custom manufacturers that deliver quality parts quickly and for a competitive price. We carefully choose the processes used for a particular situation. If it's a quick and dirty prototype, just for sizing or proof-of-concept, a low-tech process can alleviate the budget and schedule. For quality, pre-production prototypes a more precise process may be chosen. We can source PCBs and flex-circuits from our networked resources, create an FDM or SLA plastic mechanical 3D model or have sheet metal forged to our design spec.


machined parts

Our network of machinists work with our mechanical engineers to make sure the part is made right the first time.


Our artists design for beauty, then work with silk-screeners, pad-printers and other artists in the network to turn it into a reality.  

custom plastic parts

3D printing has come a long way in recent years. We have access to additive and molding technologies for plastic prototypes.

printed Circuit boards 

Our history sourcing PCBs has resulted in a carefully vetted list of manufacturers that deliver quality boards in half the time.

sheet metal

With options for water-jet, laser or machine cut sheet metal, we choose the right supplier for the job.


Whether the project calls for sound-dampening foam or custom rubber gaskets, we can get it made.

our network of creators includes...