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Taking an idea from concept to production requires an understanding not only of the functional requirements but also the needs and wants of the end user. If you are interested in helping out with new product development by participating in market research or product opinion surveys, please click here.

Services

Market Research

Quite often a considerable amount of time and money is spent designing and engineering an idea without truly understanding the potential market, the competition, how the product will be used, or the desires of those purchasing the product. Taking an idea from concept to production requires an understanding not only of the functional requirements but also the needs and wants of the end user.

At LJB Product Solutions we offer the following services to identify the product potential prior to dedicating our client’s resources to design and engineering activities.

  • Online data collection
    • Product Opinion and Market Research Surveys
    • Research
  • End user interviewing
  • Competitive Product Analysis
  • Business Planning

Competitive Product Benchmarking

Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your competitions’ product is key in developing new and innovative solutions that exceed your customer’s expectations. Analyzing competitive products and using this data to improve and enhance your product portfolio offers a strategic advantage not only to your engineers and product designers but also to your sales force.

LJB Product Solutions benchmarking, data acquisition and reporting process gives the client the tools needed to properly analyze predetermined features and points of interest. The agreed upon benchmarking report allows anyone within the client's organization to fully understand a competitor's product and be able to openly discuss the strengths and weaknesses of that design. In addition, by analyzing similar products in a specific category, the differences and trends in materials, components, and functionality can be determined and a best in class design developed.

Industrial Design and Graphics Services

We provide innovative Industrial Design and Graphic Design solutions by making strong connections between product experience, product performance, and product identity.

The Industrial Design process utilizes creative problem solving techniques to generate multiple concepts and ensures that the end product has both visual appeal and a competitive edge.

The Industrial Design and Graphic Services we offer include but are not limited to:

  • Creative problem solving and product design
  • Hand sketching and concept generation
  • Realistic concept rendering
  • Creation of graphics, logos, and posters
  • Ergonomics studies
  • 3-D Modeling

CAD Services

LJB Product Solutions, LLC has Pro/Engineer, Solidworks, and Geomagic capabilities.

Utilizing these tools we can offer:

  • Conversion of 2D drawings into 3D CAD Models
  • Detailed 2D part drawings
  • Conceptual Napkin Sketches to 3D Cad Models and Drawings
  • Fixture Design
  • Physical sample to 3D CAD
  • Qualification of physical part samples to 3D CAD

3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering:

Utilizing our laser scanning equipment and reverse engineering software we are able to provide a functional 3D CAD model of a physical part. In addition we have the capability to take the data obtained from the laser scanning process and compare it to the original CAD data. After comparing the data a report can be provided identifying areas that deviate between the physical part and the desired geometry.

  • Scanning Equipment Specifications:
  • Resolution: 0.050 mm (0.002 in)
  • Accuracy: 0.040 mm (0.0016 in)

CNC Milling:

Our internal machining capabilities allow us to create proof of concept prototypes as well as fixtures and short production runs in house. Combining our machining processes and 3D scanning services we can quickly reverse engineer and provide physical parts for evaluation.

  • Machine Specifications:
  • Envelope Size: 18" x 9.5" x 16.25" (X,Y,Z)
  • 4th Axis Capabilities
  • Materials: Plastics, Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel, Brass

Testing:

After a design has been established and parts produced evaluating the performance of the design is critical in assuring that a quality product will be produced. At LJB we have the cability to design test equipment and fixtures per customer specifications and can complete the testing at our facility.

Engineering Services

Our engineering philosophy integrates both the engineering discipline required to design and build the product effectively as well as the business knowledge needed to produce something that will be successful in the marketplace. Throughout the development process our design decisions are based on sound engineering principles as well as market and end user data.

The Engineering Services we offer include but are not limited to:

  • Failure Mode Analysis (DFMEA)
  • Tolerance Analysis
  • Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Cost Reduction/Value Analysis
  • Mechanism Design
  • Mechanical Packaging
  • Molded and Stamped Component Design
  • Test and Analysis Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • FEA

Project Management

From concept development through production launch we will manage the project through all project phases assuring on time delivery within the approved budget. LJB Product Solutions offers a single source to manage and develop a project timeline, budget, and resource plan. Our experience and strategic relationships with prototype and production sources as well as innovative technical and professional resources allows us to be flexible yet continue to maintain the overall scope and timing of the project.

Prototype and Production Sourcing

Strategic relationships with domestic as well as off-shore manufacturers allows us to assist our clients in locating competitive sources for both component manufacturing and assembly services. This includes production as well as prototype quantities.

 

"LJB Product Solutions provides VSI with sustainable value and gives us the capability to meet fluctuating expectations with an application specific and not a commodity based approach. We believe LJB is a "goldmine of talent" we will continue to mine for the foreseeable future."

 

Jay Trayner
VSI, LLC – Director of Sales & Marketing

 

 

"Luke brought creative ideas and unique design solutions to our product development. His engineering skills helped take out cost and improve the product function and manufacturability. He was proactive in helping us manage the project, flexible in his execution, and timely with delivery of project commitments."

 

Michael Long
Strattec Security Corporation
Director of New Market Development