EC2, Inc. is a recognized authority when it comes to designing
items for cost-effective manufacture. Our expertise in jig and fixture design,
materials and process selection, production methods and systems science
translates into designs that work. We interface well with architects
and product/graphic designers who provide their expertise to
design appealing, ergonomic products. But we are manufacturing engineers:
we make sure that you "make the right product and make the product
In most cases, designs are built around specific needs.
Examples might include:
Parts need to be redesigned to cut production costs.
A tool is needed to access certain components.
Parts need to be assembled or inspected.
A product is needed to perform a certain function and/or meet a milspec.
From the overall spec, concepts are fleshed out into general working design. Product
requirements are solidified. Manufacturing methods are then evaluated based upon future
In some cases, such as one-off tool design, manufacture begins
immediately from, and sometimes concurrently with, the design stage. For
production items, working prototypes or first articles are often needed
before tooling and other commitments are made for quantity