Process Engineering, Equipment Design

Manufacturing Heritage

The SGW Designworks team can bring decades of manufacturing process engineering and equipment design experience to your organization. We have engineered full production lines and managed the fabrication, installation, startup, and de-bug of those systems. One example of this can be seen in the Simpson Strong-Tie originally designed by our team. We have also developed and delivered one-off custom machines and mechanisms for specific applications ranging from material manipulation to precision measurement. Our team is just as comfortable working directly with Production Managers as we are with Business Owners and startups. In all cases, we aim to develop machine solutions that meet your ROI goals and fit within the capabilities of your business.


We can show you where to start

When your organization is ready to take the next step towards manufacturing excellence, SGW Designworks has the experience to deliver the best solution. We start by thoroughly understanding your goals and constraints. We then map out multiple options to achieve your goals, and analyze the options to formulate a project path. We work with businesses throughout the US, ranging in size from 5 to 50,000 employees. Specific areas of expertise include pneumatic system design, hydraulic system design, integration and fabrication, material flow optimization, vision systems, linear actuators, precision measurement, and more.

Produce it Faster, Reduce Waste

To compete today, you need to manage your production costs and eliminate waste wherever possible. For some clients, this means optimizing material flow through your processes. For others, it means development of custom machines, or efficient process engineering to eliminate specific production bottle necks. SGW Designworks specializes in process engineering, manufacturing automation, developing individual one-off machines, and identifying inefficiencies in manufacturing operations. If you are interested in increasing your throughput, reducing manufacturing costs, eliminating product quality issues, or reducing manufacturing variability, contact us today .


Protect Trade Secrets

SGW Designworks recognizes that the trade secrets associated with your manufacturing operations are a big part of your competitive edge. When we provide a “black box” solution that contains proprietary designs, the rights to that design belong to your organization. SGW Designworks can also help protect your trade secrets by strategic vendor / supplier selection for the fabrication and installation stages.

Capabilities: Equipment and Process

Custom Equipment

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    > ROI Analysis
    > Feasibility Studies
    > Development Planning
    > Concept Development
    > Virtual Modelling
    > Initial Design

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    > Prototyping
    > Assembly
    > Startup and Debug
    > Commissioning
    > Acceptance Testing
    > Performance Characterization

Commercial Equipment

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    > Mechanism Design
    > Design Iteration
    > Prototype Development
    > Electronics Integration
    > Firmware Development
    > Cloud / App Connectivity

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    > Cost Optimization
    > Design for Manufacture
    > Regulatory Management
    > Design Documentation
    > Design Iteration
    > Ongoing Support

Process Engineering

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    > Time Studies
    > Material Flow Analysis
    > Equipment Selection
    > Facility Planning
    > Plant Layout
    > Project Management

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    > Engineering Analysis
    > Startup and Debug
    > Process Impact Analysis
    > Safety Assessment
    > ROI Analysis / Options Analysis
    > Lean Implementation