Salient Technologies, Inc. is a design consulting firm that specializes in product development and optimization. STI has developed products for medical, military, aerospace, sporting goods, electronics, recreation, and general consumer product markets. STI uses SolidWorks for three-dimensional geometry definition. From that 3D geometry, STI can create photo-realistic renderings, animations, patent illustrations, 2D ANSI-standard manufacturing drawings, technical illustrations, and user manuals. STI is also equipped to perform simulation (kinematic/motion studies and finite element analysis) and other forms of virtual prototyping.
STI provides your organization with a unique blend of advanced and theoretical backgrounds, encompassing degrees in mechanical engineering, years of hands-on learning, and applied design and analysis experience. The result is seamless designs that are optimized through forethought and front-end effort, oftentimes resulting in significant cost savings on tooling and assembly. In today's competitive markets many struggle between maximizing product quality while minimizing time-to-market. There is no longer a reason you have to choose one or the other. Let STI show you how you can have the best of both worlds!
"We take an idea out of your head and put it into your hand." Salient Technologies, Inc. can dramatically reduce your current design cycle times. Major corporations have turned to breakthrough rapid prototyping technologies and now you can take advantage of this exciting field for you own products. STI can furnish you with rapid prototypes in a variety of materials directly from 3D computer files without the expense of a mold and the time and cost constraints of CNC milling. These prototypes can then be used for marketing, functionality, compatibility, or proof-of-concept studies. STI can also help with machine-based prototypes. We work closely with several leading machine shops and can coordinate your rapid prototype tooling and or production tooling as well. STI can help you with many prototype options that range in both materials and cost. Let us help you make your idea a tangible reality.
Salient Technologies, Inc. has the ability to reverse-engineer your products for the sake of creating engineering drawings and assembly instructions for products missing the necessary information. This has helped many companies redevelop product lines enabling them to release new products or to seek other manufacturing sources, domestic or international. STI also utilizes a 3D laser scanner for digitizing organic models and shapes. The scanner precisely records the surface of an object, transforming it into virtual data. This application is ideal for clay models, sculptures, medical products, the film industry, and other geometries that are too difficult to define with standard dimensions.
In today's competitive marketplace, inventors and companies often seek patent protection for their intellectual property. STI can provide clean detailed drawings which are required for patent application by the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). To explain your invention properly complex exploded views, or concise cross section are often needed. Let STI assist you in your pursuit of a utility or design patent.
Communication is paramount when trying to manufacture, promote or sell your idea. Costly errors can result from unclear drawing sets and great products are overlooked because a presentation does not appear professional or it does not properly convey the idea. STI provides a wide variety of file output from 2D manufacturing drawings to assembly animations. Reduce costly manufacturing errors with accurate, unambiguous technical drawing sets and 3D files which can be directly exported for precise CNC milling. Harness the power of 3D CAD to check hole alignment, ensure a molded part will properly eject from a mold, or run interference detection to verify part assemblies will fit together. STI can also create photorealistic renderings or animations of your product allowing you a head start in sales and marketing prior to your product even being made.
Salient Technologies, Inc. offers full medical device design and regulatory services. Bringing a medical product to market typically involves a greater investment and time commitment, but STI can help ease the regulatory burden and help your medical company save significant money. Services & Capabilities include: