mechanical product developmentcomplete design solutions from concept to manufacturing
New Product Realization
Converse Design Engineering has the expertise to support your organization in any phase of the product realization process. With experience at delivering complete product solutions from concept to completion, CDE will augment your talent to guide your project to successful completion. Whether it be at the front end of your project with project planning, conceptual development and costing, at the middle of the product development process with design expertise, or sourcing and setting up manufacturing at the back end, CDE allows you to outsource any or all portions of your project.
With experience managing projects upwards of $1M, CDE provides your organization with comprehensive project management services. Chris Converse brings a mix of strong people skills, creative problem solving, with robust engineering and management experience. Building and maintaining a talent pool appropriate to the needs of a project, working with stakeholders and funding agencies, building specifications and validation plans, and tracking cost and schedule; CDE can allow your organization to guide a new project with the confidence that it is being led by a seasoned professional.
Leveraging 25 years of diverse design experience, CDE will provide your organization with world class mechanical design solutions. From concept to completion, ideation to product delivery, CDE is a full service mechanical design resource for your company, skilled in processes from precision machined assemblies designed for stiffness and light weight, to products requiring strength, durability, and long life. Detailed FEA analysis and mechanical design in Solidworks, with documentation to GD&T standards, leveraging all prototyping tools to provide a fast-fail approach to product development, CDE can dovetail with your organization’s team, processes, and tools to augment your talent, or completely outsource a project.
Your organization’s product development and quality assurance processes may be clearly defined and adhered to, but may not be well adapted to the culture or talent of the organization, resulting in un-inspired design solutions and inefficiencies in time. CDE will help you re-tool your process, weaving appropriate data tools into the product development and QA while encouraging the necessary non-linear aspects of product development. A product development process requires appropriate checkpoints for stakeholders in the organization without burdening designers from executing with speed and creativity. A blend of lean process and data management is key to streamlining your product development process.
Chris Converse brings 25 years of expertise to the table and is available to contribute to your project’s design review process, make recommendations, and work with team members to refine a design or reorganize a project. He has specialized knowledge in mechanism design , optical packaging, injection molding, composite structures, as well as broad design experience in the fields of oceanography, aerospace, sporting goods, and scientific instrumentation . He can help build your team’s skills and mentor younger staff. Your company will benefit from the fresh perspectives and ideas that a senior engineer can bring to the table.