Engineering - Design - CNC Machine Shop
Inventure Engineering and Machine, LLC (IEM) provides exceptional engineering, design and CNC machine shop services. Combining mechanical engineering and 3D CAD design services with our in house CNC machine shop creates a synergistic environment where product evolution occurs quickly. If your design is already complete, we are happy to provide a quote for your drawings or 3D CAD files and we may be able to offer cost savings suggestions along the way. If you're starting with the proverbial ‘napkin sketch’, we can help turn your idea into reality. We are proud to measure customer satisfaction by knowing that over 90% of our business comes from repeat and/or referred clients.
IEM’s Total Solution Approach allows our clients to have a single point of accountability relative to cost, schedule and quality. Our goal is to be your one stop, obvious choice for product development, consulting assistance and precision machine shop services.
Total solution approach
We believe initial brainstorming sessions are critical to create numerous possible solutions to the task at hand. The IE consultants will work closely with your internal team to get the general idea of the design project and then develop many different ways to tackle it. These possible solutions are later refined and evaluated to narrow the scope of the overall project.
Engineer / Design / Analyze
Once a concept path is chosen, the IE consultants begin to pursue and refine the ultimate solution. This effort includes traditional engineering methods supported by today’s modern tools of 3D solid modeling, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and rapid prototyping. Practicality is of utmost importance in our design philosophy. Our founder uses the statement "Anyone can design complicated products, but you have to be good to keep it simple and manufacturable".
Prototype / Build / Test
When reasonable, we believe in building a prototype to test. This is often handled in our internal machine and fabrication shop and allows us to quickly test the design. We believe in a Fail Forward Fast (FFF) approach where we figure out what ‘not’ to do as quickly as possible and the solution will come. Ultimately, this ability to quickly build, test and redesign results in substantial time and cost savings for the client.
Engineering, Design and Manufacturing at one source
Typical engineering firms only solve half of the client’s problem. In the end, the client gets a design that should work. Now the client must source and manage machine, welding, and various other shops to build the design. As problems surface, the shops often cannot communicate directly with the original engineers, because they are no longer involved. Ultimately this critical communication is lost.
IEM not only produces quality designs, we can also build and test the actual parts and assemblies. Bring us your design challenge, and leave with a working solution. This methodology yields better quality designs, in less time and with less overall project expense and ultimately, the client has only one point of accountability. Regardless of manufacturer, we are committed to design for manufacturability and follow through to completion.