Innovative Design Tune Up

When does it pay to switch development from Industrial Designers to ETM Manufacturing?

An experienced start-up team developed a new way to help improve air quality. After engaging with a well regarded industrial design firm, they had a great concept that was well over budget. ETM helped complete the engineering and improve the design for manufacturability at a fraction of the cost.


A very successful serial entrepreneur was self funding a new air purifier. He engaged a top local industrial designer who developed a great concept. When prototypes were needed they struggled.

Industrial Design firms are excellent at the creative part of the design process. Some even have strong execution on prototypes. The challenge is that these firms attract and retain creative folks but the product launch tactics are painful to them.


ETM Manufacturing’s engineers have always helped customers with day to day manufacturing improvements. We also have designed our own products for our configure-to –order business.

In this case, the customer needed temporary engineering resources and ETM jumped in to help. Some parts were redesigned, while other were create from a simple sketch that was provided.


Within a few weeks, our engineers had designed the parts, built the parts and helped assemble them in the unit to ensure a perfect fit. And, the customer got the lowest cost manufactured parts.

Dave Palmer, President of the air purifying product company, had this to say about our engineers, “[The contract manufacturer] assembled the first units and … they look great!!

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FabricationFabricationState-of-the-art equipment

ETM Manufacturing offers you state-of the art equipment paired with lean manufacturing know-how. The result is cost-effective world class fabrication.

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AssemblyAssemblyJust what you need

Sometimes it just makes sense to ship the sub-assembly rather than several individual parts. The result is lower shipping costs and better quality.

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DesignDesignCost-effective outsourcing

When you need to outsource engineering, consider ETM Manufacturing. Costs are typically 30% less than contractors and you get built-in manufacturability analysis.

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