Product Design, Development And Engineering Consulting
– We Focus On Reaching Your Goals –

  • Defined:  Synthesis  is . . .

    “. . . bringing the pieces together for a coherent whole.”

    • From an engineering perspective, this is exactly what we do.
    • Fusing Ideas, Science & Style in Design & Product Development.
  • The Mission:

    We are here to serve you.  Every customer has different needs and goals  —  We are the flexible, innovative, engineering design resource to assist in achieving them.

  • Engineering Services:

    We are a full service provider for a host of Product Development, Consulting, and Engineering Design services.

    Learn More . . .

  • Engineering Services:

    A generalized list of things we do:

    • Functional & Aesthetic Design
    • All Phases Of New Product Development
    • Systems Engineering
    • Project by Project Consulting
    • Prototyping Assistance
    • Manufacturing Automation Machines
    • And So Much More . . .

    We’re ready.  Let’s Get Started

  • Why Synthesis?

    Our philosophy brings  System Optimization  together with the  Eloquent Solution  resulting in performance, reliability and economy for you.

    Innovation  &  Experience  are favorite tools as we work to meet your needs —

    Our Goal:   Empower Your Profitability

  • Power in Experience

    For 20 years, Synthesis has stood as a top Engineering Services provider, and we’ve weathered economic storms that took many others.  We believe it is a dedicated focus on Customer Satisfaction — in work ethic, attention to detail, and in drive for excellence, that keeps customers coming back.

    How Can We Serve You?

Serving Inventors, Startups, Small Businesses, and Large Corporations.
We span diverse industries — bringing added insight and experience to you.

Engineering Design Hydraulic Patent
Innovative Design:

It’s easy to say Creative, or Innovate.
– How about backing it up?
Visit Patents & Slide Show to see our clout.

Unique Solutions
Creative Designs
Invention, when Needed
Expanding Technology

Product Development:

We’ll help bring your potential product through any, or all of the process steps.  For more information, please read the article:  The Product Development Process.

From Design
Through Prototypes
Systems & Optimization
to Final Product

Mechanical Engineering:

At the Core of our business, Mechanical Engineering is the start. Our focus is product-centric and manufacturing support – including design & build of Custom Machines

Product & System Design
Mechanisms & Robotics
From Concept To Product
R & D

Experienced Consulting:

Consulting in many areas of mechanical design, manufacturing, machinery, failures, and other general engineering.

Failure Analysis (Forensics)
Product Review
Manufacturing Machinery
Process Optimization

Recent Articles From The Engineer's Perspective

  • Quick Service Add-On for a Bike Rack

    Bike Rack Innovation

    Bike Rack Innovation A Quick Service Addition For Customer Convenience   For those who transport bicycles a lot, having a great bike rack for your vehicle is a must.  Another good thing is a service stand that allows simple maintenance for the bike when you get there. 

  • Suspension Engineering in Developing the Walking Beam for Smaller Trailers

    Case Study: Suspension Engineering with Twin Torsion Axles – Part 2

    This is the second part of our Case Study combining Tandem Torsion Axles with a Walking Beam for smaller trailers.  In this post we’ll get into strength

  • Engineering Case Study of the Twin Torsion Walking Beam Suspension

    Case Study: Torsion Axle Walking Beam Suspension

    The Walking Beam Suspension is not new, nor are Torsion Axles.  They both have unique advantages and cool benefits, so what about putting them together?  . . . For smallish trailers?  Oh, but there are some interesting design challenges.

  • Odd-Ball Size Dishwasher Discharge Port and Spud

    Have You Ever Asked: “What Bonehead Designed This?”

    OK, be honest.  It’s rude, but really . . . How many times have you asked this, or a similar question?  Did you find a customer use case that the designers didn’t think about?

  • Truth Mixed With Nonsense In Misleading Demonstration

    How Do You Know Who To Believe?

    I visited a link on YouTube the other day, and on completion, it gave a “next up” that caught my attention.  The title is “Torsion vs Leaf Spring Suspension …”.  Since I engineer trailers with both

  • Inventions That Didn't Happen

    Inventions That Didn’t Happen

    The USPTO (United States Patent Office) is full of patents for inventions that did not launch.  At Synthesis we’ve seen some amazing ideas that have not materialized in the marketplace.  Why?

  • Ideas that Bring Bike Invention

    A Bike Invention – Variation On A Theme

    Recycling is sometimes called a Best Friend of the Planet.  Does that include recycling bike invention ideas too?

  • Comparing Creo and SolidWorks

    Creo (Pro/Engineer) vs. SolidWorks — More Fuel in the Debate

    Which is better?  Creo vs SolidWorks?  That debate has raged for years, and here is some more fuel to the fire. 

  • When Customer Service Breaks Down

    Is Terrible Customer Service Ever OK?

    Every book I’ve read about succeeding in business talks about the customer experience — from first inquiries, through the sales process and on to resolving issues. 

  • A Different Type Of Bicycle

    Bicycle Industry Innovation

    I’ve heard it said there are more patents for bicycle related inventions than for any other industry.  Is that true?  If it is, then what drives bicycle industry innovation?

– Inventors –

Design Engineering Invention Ideas

Looking to dive into the sphere of product development and patents for your new invention or product based startup?  We recommend you read:

  1. The Product Development Process  – a multi-page article about bringing ideas to market.  This popular work has been republished multiple times and used in entrepreneurial education around the globe.
  2. Inventors Lab  – a collection of thoughts and resources from an engineer’s perspective — an experienced inventor’s perspective — as we have helped dozens of inventors navigate onto new paths.
  3. Keep Your Startup Out Of The Sand  – presentation from Startup Week about staying effective as you navigate traps of a new adventure.

Invention Design Engineering Consultant

– Startups –

More Information & Links

Take a minute and visit the Who Are We? page, or our Product Design Slide Show (a resume in pictures) — or, the Engineering Services Page for a lot more detail on the Product Development Services and Engineering design & Consulting we provide.  You may also check out the Team that’s ready to help “bring the pieces together.”

Keep up on the latest happenings at Synthesis by reading the blog we call The Engineer’s Perspective.  We post a random assortment of things we’ve been doing, like recent news, engineering design awards, events and occasionally some cool general engineering stuff.

Feel free to Tell Us What You Think, both of the website and of our materials presentation.  Also, tell us about your needs for design engineers, product development or mechanical engineering.  What are the things you make?  And, How can we help?  We would love to hear.

Play Video — Custom automation machine
engineering design and build by Synthesis.

Engineering Design For The Future

We’re here to help.  The years of engineering design and consulting experience bring a rich perspective for you to tap into.  We’ll bring knowledge, fueled by innovative thinking to every customer project — actively building the future.
How can we serve you?