Product Design, Engineering, & Prototyping Services
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Medical Device Development
For: Boekel Scientific
Tasked with full product mechanical design and engineering, Brainchild Engineers helped Boekel Scientific create an innovative medical device that’s beautiful – inside and out. The unit incorporates the functionality needed for the busiest donor stations with new-to-the-industry features to improve efficiency and operation ease. Learn more
For: Emory University
Heart surgery... no big deal, right? Brainchild Engineering worked with Emory inventors to develop and refine a universal wire torque device that helps make procedures safer and quicker for both the patient and staff. The insertion of the guide wire is controlled by a torque device, which allows a surgeon to advance, rotate and grip the wet hydrophilic coating of the guidewire. Learn more
Likewise, most industrial designers like to think that they're product engineers.
Both groups are mistaken. Consumer product development requires both industrial design and mechanical engineering.
Some of our Consumer Products
Dialtune is a truly game-changing approach to drum tuning and head replacement, transforming a 5+ minute hassle into about 30 seconds. In addition to saving time, the Dialtune system achieves pitch-perfect tone consistency every time due to the balanced and symmetrical product layout. Brainchild was able to take the project to successful production launch where multiple other PD firms couldn't. Learn more
GoBout is a personal hygiene product which stores many different liquids (shampoo, body wash, lotion, conditioner, etc.) in one simple container rather than many. GoBout hired Brainchild Engineering to design their product from scratch, working closely together to develop and refined product that is as simple as can be. Learn more
For: E-Z Leaf
Raking leaves can be a pain. But with the E-Z Leaf, at least that pain won’t be in your back! Inventor Charles Richison approached Brainchild with a novel idea and a hand-made prototype. What he got in return was a production-ready design that’s optimized for low-cost manufacturing.We take the most direct route possible to bring our customers to efficient mass production.
For: Spin Dr.
Invented by 4-time All-American USA Softball National team member Jamie Southern, the Spin Dr. training ball helps pitchers visualize and correct their pitches. We precisely engineered this product to mimic the feel and spin of a real ball while maintaining a geometric center of gravity (despite having a non-uniform shape). Learn more
Leading premium showerhead manufacturer SparkPod approached Brainchild Engineering to create a super high-quality handheld showering experience without the super high price tag. We were able to cut down development time and cost using computational fluid dynamic simulations. We were able to design an extremely low-cost product thanks to manufacturing process optimization.
For: Detroit Audio Lab
Detroit Audio Lab offers a truly unique product: Premium speakers made with reclaimed wood from Detroit homes. Brainchild Engineering helped DAL scale their operation with efficient design-for-manufacturing, working together through concept and in-house rapid physical prototyping on a 3-axis CNC wood mill. Learn more
Some of our Heavy Industrial Equipment
For: Jack Doheny Companies
The JDC folding staircase offers improved job site safety to truck-based pipeline inspection crews. Starting with only a handful of measurements, Brainchild engineers designed, refined, and prototyped the industrial staircase to perfection. 3D CAD, FEA simulation, DFMA, and extensive in-house prototyping were all employed to launch the customer into successful production.
For: Michigan Soilworks
Michigan Soilworks is breaking new ground in the vermicomposting industry with their new CFT (continuous flow-through) blade module. Creating the most efficient motorized rig in the industry requires precision engineering. Working closely with MSW, we developed, prototyped, and optimized their cutting edge automatic drivetrain, offering cost-effective solutions for soil life operations. Learn more
The purpose of phase 1 is to establish the general product design direction for more detailed development in later phases. We will creatively determine the best, simplest, and least-expensive ways of achieving product goals.
Phase 2 contains all of the design and engineering work required before a prototype can be made, including 3D modeling, calculations, simulations, and more. This is the bulk of the project work.
Phase 3 is where it all comes to life. We'll test and refine your product in our Northville, MI prototype facility. Any adjustments/modifications will be integrated into the design until the prototype exceeds expectations.
"Whether you need a prototype, product launch training and mentorship, or a fully done-for-you product launch service, we can help you make your next invention a success."
Director | Brainchild Engineering
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
M.S. Mechatronic Systems