Design and Engineering


Fail to Plan and Plan to Fail

Nearly all manufacturing projects start with a need.  Then that need is conceptualized.  Finally, the concept is transformed into a practical product to satisfy the need.  It sounds simple, but the most important part has been omitted.  This is where the dreaded design engineer enters the scene.  Before a concept enters production, it must first go through the crucial planning stage.


Three main steps in the process include:

  • Design:  Devise a method to perform specific functions

  • Engineering:  Plan the processes and materials used

  • Drawing Release:  Release the design for review and production



We Can Do It

Advanced design tools added to experience in a myriad of manufacturing situations equal a favorable design environment.  

The design team at Hipsher Tool & Die, Inc. has a variety of design tools at their disposal including 3D CAD, 3D CAM and 2D CAD  / 2D CAD-Electrical software.  In addition, the Dimension SST-768 Rapid Prototype 3D printer is available for proof of concept and fit and function applications if required.  Outside, the design team has established and maintains relationships with a variety of vendors, keeping them up to date on technological advances in the industry.  The team has enough design experience (nearly 50 years combined) as well as technical expertise to do the job as well, but perhaps the most important "tool" is the hands-on training gained through following projects from start to finish.


Design Software Options:

  • Solidworks - 3D Computer Aided Design  (CAD)
  • Geomagic Design X 3D Design, Scanning, and Reverse Enginnering software. 
  • PC-DMIS Scaniing and Quality Control Software
  • BobCAD
  • Master CAM CAD/CAM Software
  • EdgeCAM - 3D Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  • AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical - 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD)