Engineering Capabilities

While maintaining your aesthetic, functional, and ergonomic needs, our engineering team turns ideas into “makeable” products designed to withstand the rigors of everyday use. After analysis, testing, and documentation is completed, we can quickly locate the right vendor for the project within our global network.

Our engineering team studies all designs for how they can be made and assembled at a consistently high quality while being as cost effective as possible. This engineering analysis is helpful in guiding design refinements and beginning the conversation with manufactures and assembly line workers. Cost is an important part of DFMA and our engineers work hard to balance cost, ease of assembly, and design intent.

The use of simulation software is an important part of the Shea+Latone engineering process. Sometimes performed very early on, preliminary CAD models analysis helps guide our decisions on where weak parts of the design may be that require further investigation. We run professional linear and non-linear simulations to ensure our designs will hold up under real world conditions.

Tolerance stack-up analysis is important to both the engineering and design process because poorly fitting parts can severely reduce the perceived quality of a product and cause assembly issues. Every part that we send out goes through several reviews to study how tolerancing will affect fit, function, and cost. Once tolerances are reviewed, the documentation is updated and checked.

Our engineers are often heavily involved in all aspects of the vendor management process including vendor selection, first article inspections, and continuous part troubleshooting and improvements. We are experienced in working with vendors on a global scale and work closely with them to make sure parts are manufactured to specifications and all proper inspections are performed.