Our client, Gray Matter Inc., a very well-established leader in data management, noticed an opportunity with the data collection technology they created. They soon discovered an opportunity and created an IoT home monitoring system called LifeWhere. The software was destined to dominate the HVAC home repair market. SDI assisted in the design and development of the product from concept to delivery of pre-production enclosures and components. We started by creating a tangible functional prototype that made it easier to secure additional funding. This led to the refinements of the product with UL and user testing feedback. For the next steps, we delivering injection molded parts to a local contract manufacturing partner to build the first 1000 units ready to install and test in the home market. The Startup, LifeWhere, LLC was soon acquired by a division of Honeywell. We're now working on version 2.0 with the Honeywell team to help accelerate the delivery of the next-generation model, so stay tuned.
This is a project we did for a client that utilizes SDI's special accelerated product design process.
Development to Manufacturing Process,
Our product development process creates solutions that help refine your opportunity into a product that fits your business model. The product design process can take on many forms based on your needs.
Here are a few steps in the process.
Define the opportunity
Market research and reverse engineering
Define your opportunity in detail
Understand your true customer
Knowing your competition
Gather and apply research
Patents and trademarks planning
Understand manufacturing and engineering process that is needed
Design and Engineering Process
Concept development and refinement
industrial design group
Create the best design solution at the right price
Reverse engineering of existing products
3D CAD services
USA or overseas manufacturing options
Making samples for testing
Rapid prototyping for solution refinement
Sourcing and Manufacturing
Design and manufacturing optimization
Manage design options and price engineering
Make pre-production samples or final prototypes
Testing and certifications
Find the right US or foreign manufacturer
Manufacturing tooling costs
Importing, logistics, and warehousing
Let's talk about your goals and we will share our experience developing new products. There are many new prototyping processes and CAD technologies that have evolved over the past 6 months that will help refine your solution.
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