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Our Workflow

Our Workflow

Our specialized workflow is one of our distinguishing differences as a design studio. We focus on using visuals as an effective communication tool, helping all parties get a clear, concise, and centralized understanding of the project at every phase. Our methodical and streamlined approach ensures every step, from laser scanning to prototyping, is performed as effectively as possible while aiming for optimal and refined design.

Project Initiation

The first step with every project is to breakdown the involvement and understand the objectives. This stage also sets the timeline and deliverables, as well as determine the services and phases required.

2D Sketch Development

Automobiles are considerably large products and the accessories and components can vary drastically in size and shape. 2D sketches are a quick and effective tool in brainstorming rough ideas to explore themes before diving into fine details. Sketches help understand the involvement and direction of the project.

3D Laser Scanning

As one of the initial phases in any vehicular project, 3D laser scanning must be performed to extract the geometrical data before any detailed design work can begin. Accurate laser scans set the foundation and all corresponding design work will be built upon this data. Without this data, the design stage will be unreliable and inconsistent. Scanning can range from scale models, components, to full-sized vehicles. More Info


As predetermined in previous phases, selective (or complete) reverse-engineering may be required before proceeding further with the design stage. High quality re-surfaced data ensures the design files are drawn with high precision and accuracy. More Info

3D CAD Modeling and Design

CAD Design is the phase in which the final product design is created and represented. During this phase, the vehicle or component is precisely drawn with defined dimensions, details are refined, and manufacturing processes are considered. This virtual geometry can be rendered with photo-realistic results for previewing and presentation, as well as optional animation renditions. While details can be adjusted, so can material representations in the 3D renderings. This is often the final step in reviewing features, and several iterations may be pursued to resolve unforeseen details before prototyping and manufacturing.

Rapid Prototyping

In order to test the design in real world environments, prototypes can be fabricated with the finalized CAD Design. This can be done through various processes, most commonly 3D Printing for most applications. The prototype allows us to get a clearer spatial understanding of the geometry, verify tolerances and fitment, as well as determine if any final adjustments are needed before manufacturing. More Info

Finalize and Manufacture

If improvements need to be implemented after reviewing the 3D CAD Design and prototypes, the project can cycle through the previous steps to refine the design further. Once the design is completely finalized and approved, the project is ready to enter engineering and manufacturing.