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Featured product engineering projects

 

Arista

 

 

First commercialized implementation of orthogonal backplane connectors

7048 (1RU)/7500 (10RU)

High Speed Switching

Designed chassis mechanicals to accommodate airflow-constrained high port-density front panels capable of cooling extremely high-power chips; created supply chain for for initial production units

 

Boston Dynamics

 

 

Boston Dynamics builds robots that excel in mobility, agility, dexterity, and speed.

Boston Dynamics

Advanced Robots

Worked with Boston Dynamics on a number of robotics projects, including robots designed to provide extremely reliable operation under rugged conditions

 

Brita

 

 

Improvements led to even higher ratings among Brita customers

Water Pitcher Line

Water Filtration

Developed several decorative sleeves for existing pitchers; solved filtration and condensation challenges

 

 

 

Provided ME, DFMA, and Asia-based supply-chain integration services

Dolby Conference Phone

Dolby Voice/IP Phone Modes

Integrated components into an aggressive ID while ensuring acoustic performance and manufacturability; developed light pipe; conducted modal analysis and vibration testing

Dolby

 

 

 

Enabled medical professionals to perfect skills outside or surgery

Robot Surgeon 3D Training Platform

Skills Simulator

Created the industrial design and developed a mounting system, thermal solution, and interconnect scheme that integrated smoothly with the existing DaVinci robot system

Intuitive Surgical

 

 

 

Logitech and Acorn have worked together for years to bring some of the world's most innovative webcams to market.

Webcam

Home and Business Applications

Developed hundreds of mounting concepts and mechanisms that work with a vast array of monitors and laptop displays; provided IP expertise

Logitech

 

 

 

Enabled product to withstand the rigors of daily use

eQuill Tablet

Healthcare, Claims Processing, Audits, Inspections, Law Enforcement

Provided turnkey services—from ID concept through product launch; conducted small package tolerance analysis; ensured product was rugged and moisture proof

Ricoh

 

 

 

Acorn-developed control features give surgeons reliable control and precise feedback during operating procedures

Laproscopic Shears

Surgical Equipment

Delivered shear design and IV pole platform used in multiple surgical tools

Starion

 

 

 

Precise and thorough thermal and tolerance analysis

SunFire and Constellation

Servers, Switches, Storage

From initial concepts through sustaining engineering, delivered designs for more than 10 Sun products. Precise and thorough thermal and tolerance analysis are key for not only creating great products but also creating key intellectual property and new patents.

Sun Microsystems (Oracle)

 

Switch Lighting

 

 

Switch LED bulbs were designed to be the most thermally efficient bulbs available.

Switch

LED Bulbs

Provided extensive Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling and empirical verification; analysis resulted in successful thermal and spec compliance for the new ID

 

 

 

ID, analysis, and design for a single-run prototype met every objective

Symbol

Handheld Scanner for Shipping, Inventory, and Logistics

Provided CAD and tolerance analysis 24/7 for new image and processor modules; designed for manufacture and assembly concurrently; met aggressive 9-week schedule

Symbol Technologies