We engineer great experiences


Alloy crafts exceptionally engineered products that inspire delight and loyalty in the people who use them. We collaborate with top designers to bring their visions to life by applying creativity, experience, and sound engineering principles to solve difficult problems. Mechanical engineering is what we love to do. And it’s all we do. That means we focus all our hiring, training and investments on being the best mechanical engineering firm we can be.

Services


Mechanical Concept Development

Alloy specializes in developing clever, elegant, and robust mechanical concepts to solve difficult engineering problems.

  • Mechanism design
  • Tight component packaging
  • Mechanical product architecture
  • Structural design
  • Mechanism design
  • Tight component packaging
  • Mechanical product architecture
  • Structural design

Detailed Design for Manufacturing

We use the latest CAD tools and deep knowledge of many manufacturing processes to develop tool-ready data. Extensive production ramp experience informs the design.

  • Top-down driven 3D CAD Data
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Design for assembly
  • Assembly fixture design
  • 2D Drawings including GD&T
  • BOMs and assembly instructions
  • Top-down driven 3D CAD Data
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Design for assembly
  • Assembly fixture design
  • 2D Drawings including GD&T
  • BOMs and assembly instructions

Industrial Design Integration

Early collaboration with clients and designers improves the mechanical integrity and manufacturability of the industrial design. We then work diligently to maintain the ID goals throughout development and manufacturing.

  • Component configuration studies
  • Design feasibility review
  • Ergonomics and fit prototyping
  • Complex CAD surfacing, C3 continuity
  • Creative assembly and finish strategies
  • Component configuration studies
  • Design feasibility review
  • Ergonomics and fit prototyping
  • Complex CAD surfacing, C3 continuity
  • Creative assembly and finish strategies

Analysis

We apply mathematical analysis and computer simulations to predict results and provide direction. Comparing analysis with real world tests builds confidence in digital iteration and leads to more effective prototyping.

  • Kinematics (motion modeling)
  • Force profiles (static and dynamic)
  • Structural analysis
  • Tolerance analysis
  • FEA (dynamic, non-linear, basic thermal)
  • Kinematics (motion modeling)
  • Force profiles (static and dynamic)
  • Structural analysis
  • Tolerance analysis
  • FEA (dynamic, non-linear, basic thermal)

Prototyping

We are always searching for ways to build better prototypes faster. To augment our onsite capabilities, we have a go-to list of reliable resources for fabricating just about anything mechanical.

  • Onsite CNC machining
  • Onsite high-resolution 3D printing
  • Onsite assembly and refinement
  • Prototype vendor management
  • Onsite CNC machining
  • Onsite high-resolution 3D printing
  • Onsite assembly and refinement
  • Prototype vendor management

Testing

Prototypes should be more than a simple fit-check. We design, build and run our own test fixtures using smart motors, force meters, accelerometers and laser sensors to gather performance data which can then be compared to earlier analysis.

  • Strength testing
  • Drop & cycle testing
  • Ultra-high-speed video
  • Ergonomic fit and feel testing
  • Noise and vibration testing
  • Strength testing
  • Drop & cycle testing
  • Ultra-high-speed video
  • Ergonomic fit and feel testing
  • Noise and vibration testing

Vendor Liaison

Every vendor has a unique set of capabilities and preferences. We work closely with them to play to their strengths where possible and offer creative solutions as needed.

  • Preparation of RFQ packages
  • Vendor capability evaluation
  • DFM/DFA negotiation
  • Engineering sample reviews
  • Tooling design review
  • Tooled sample reviews
  • Cp/Cpk dimension review
  • Onsite production ramp support
  • Preparation of RFQ packages
  • Vendor capability evaluation
  • DFM/DFA negotiation
  • Engineering sample reviews
  • Tooling design review
  • Tooled sample reviews
  • Cp/Cpk dimension review
  • Onsite production ramp support