Sophisticated. Modern. Open Source. Gorgeously machined aluminum with a subtle pulsating LED. Proudly made in North America (Canada and USA). With these, you are, most definitely, from the future. For those special occasions when you need to be dressed to iMpress: Weddings, Tech events, Sci-Fi/Comic-Cons, IPOs and VC funding opportunities.
Concept Generation, Rendering, In House CNC Prototyping, Manufacturing.
Wearable Technology CNC machined from the finest 6 series aluminum for durability and beauty. The iCufflinks are a remarkable accessory. Machined with a "screw in backing". Each iCufflink contains a circuit board with pulsating LED and battery.
Pendant version of the iCufflinks
Powered by a single coin cell a small LED breathes similar to the power button on a Macbook.
iCufflinks by Adafruit
The Saddle sink caddy is a simple, creative solution for an everyday object. Its unique two-sided design fits any standard double sink and, by nature of its soft plastic material, will not scratch or chip dishes and glassware.
One of Umbras best selling products of all time.
Original concept, Surfacing in ISDX (Pro Engineer), Rendering, Graphic Detailing.
The IONSCAN 600 is a next-generation, portable desktop system used to detect and identify trace amounts of explosives. It features a proprietary non-radioactive ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) source, which means licensing from national nuclear regulatory agencies is not required.
Universal software icon commands make training and operation of the IONSCAN 600 fast and easy. Onboard diagnostics also assist operators with maintenance and offer troubleshooting for error resolution.
Sampling is vastly improved and done manually with cost-effective, single-use swabs, or with an optional low-cost, redesigned wand.
The IONSCAN 600 is optimized for minimal maintenance and features a robust design to help enhance productivity.
Weighing just 23 pounds (10.4 kilograms), the IONSCAN 600 features a built-in handle that provides easy portability. Hot-swappable batteries provide sampling and analysis capability while still in use. The system also offers unmatched performance throughout extreme temperatures.
IONSCAN 600 provides accurate trace explosives detection for global aviation and critical infrastructure markets.
Concept generation, External Surfacing in Solidworks, Internal Mechanical Layout, Prototyping, Rendering, Graphics, Vendor Liaison for production for sheet metal and injection moulding.
Trace Explosive Detection
Ionscan rendering of the final version before prototyping.
Not just functional, something you'd really like having on your desk.
Concept generation, rendering, prototyping, vendor selection and liaison, ongoing production liaison in Canada.
First samples from the PI case tool ready for fit testing.
Moulded in clear to check for interference issues.
We sampled many different materials to get the parts to snap together perfectly.
PI Injection Mould
The injection mould set up for the first trial.
Canadian Cancer Society
With the original concept by the Canadian Cancer Society being manufactured in China, there were many issues that were difficult to control.
Material composition/ safety and part failure were concerns that were eliminated by our recommendation to bring the production home to Canada.
The unit cost in Canada is the same as the original Asian vendor resulting from the reduction of the number of manufacturing processes and simplifying the assembly.
Concept Generation, Rendering, Prototyping via 3D Printing and Aluminum Injection Moulds, Tool Design in Steel for Production, Manufacturing in Ontario, Canada.
To clearly illustrate how important regular mammograms are in detecting breast cancer.
The largest bead shows the size of a lump that can be felt by checking your own breasts. The next smallest shows what might be found through a physical exam by a doctor. The next is what would be detected through a first mammogram. The smallest bead is what would be detected when having regular mammograms.
The Thingamaboob is used by Women to Women Ambassadors and Canadian Cancer Society volunteers to educate women across Ontario that mammograms saves lives.
Designed and manufactured in Canada
Manufactured in China
Raspberry PI case for the B+ version in multiple interchangeable colours to protect and display.
Concept Generation, Rendering, Prototyping, Vendor Selection, Offshore Production Liaison.
Raspberry PI B + Cases
Cases for the Raspberry PI B+ with interchangeable lids for different colour combinations.
Raspberry PI B+ Lids
Interchangeable covers for the PI B+ so you can mix and match colours.
New Products 12/3/2014
Introduction for the new PI B+ Case by Limor and Phil from Adafruit.
3D Printed Fit Check
Fit checking the A+ version of the Adafruit PI cases.
The snap fit detail is too fine to check this way so we rely on ove 20 years of experience and great toolmakers to get it just right for production.
Cable fit check on the 3D printed part before we sign off on tooling.
A new twist on a classic product, the Opah deck of playing cards combines the card's packaging into the product experience. Centre die cut cards fit over a raised post on the cardholder base. With the addition of a soft plastic cap, the cards are securely held for storage and transport.
Concept Generation, Graphic Design, Creation of Manufacturing Data in Pro Engineer.
Initial concept images for toolmaker review.
We create photo quality renderings from CAD data for marketing review and stakeholder buy in.
Rendering for orignal PI case approval.
Rendering helps sort out colours before heading to the factory for trials.
Rendering for a texture review before committing to tooling.
Large 3D Prints
Prototyping vending machine parts for the Semaphore Group at UofT using a Gigabot.
Painted 3D printed parts.
3D printed and painted parts are often used for low volume production or to bridge the gap while waiting for injection moulds to be completed. This part was created on a Makerbot Rep2 in PLA and painted.
3D Printed Injection Mould
Created and ran a 3D printed injection mould back in 2011 with the help of Javelin Technologies.
We are currently managing injection moulding production in Canada and China. From single cavity proof of concept tools up to eight cavity production tools.
Tool Layout, CAD Surfacing, Vendor Selection, Liaison for Pilot and Production Manufacturing.
Test shots of possibly the first Arduino cases ever mass produced.
Designed and produced in house.
Mould Set Up
Tool setup on a 28 ton Arburg for testing.
Injection Mould Inserts
Partially finished P20 inserts from a four cavity injection mould that will produce the original Raspberry PI case for Adafruit.
Built in Canada
Mould base for the four cavity tool with holes cut for the ejection pins.
Ready for Testing.
Final injection mould weighs in at 800 Lbs when assembled.
3D Printed Injection Mould
Testing 3D printed mould inserts for short run product testing. Materials tested: Styrene and Polypropylene
CNC machining in a variety of materials for prototyping and production.
Ready for assembly.
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CNC Machining the logo into the face of the iCufflinks, two up.
3D Printed Tools
This is a 3D printed injection mould insert we created and ran successfully on our Arburgs back in 2011 with the folks at Javelin Technologies. It is featured in the promotional materials from Stratasys/ Objet.