Engage in Enginuity’s unique Design Control Process.

Enginuity’s Discovery Process is our way of “truthing” new product development ideas and engineering challenges.

We do this by wrapping a team around the problem: creative engineers, designers, technologists, researchers, and strategists work with you to assess your project’s viability through the lens of first engineering principles.

Explore our Design Control Process Infographic to learn more. Hovering over each stage allows you to see the deliverables and understand how that stage unlocks the next phase of your creative design engineering journey.

Client Idea

The best ideas “come from the floor”, whether it’s a factory, the back deck of a boat, an operating room, or a golf course. The people doing the job typically spark the innovation. We simply facilitate, guide, design, and execute.


Workshop brainstorming the idea, breaking it down into functional blocks.
What have you tried?
Who interacts with the problem or idea?
What’s the roadmap?


  • Specification
  • Budget
  • Timeline

Conceptual Design

How do we prove functionality quickly?
Dive into functional blocks
Concept sketches
Hack-up prototyping
Rapid testing
Iteration of prototype


  • Working prototype
  • Test results
  • Lessons learned
  • Budget & timeline update

Concept Review

Did we prove the concept?

Preliminary Design

Deeper dive into functional blocks
Component sourcing
CAD modelling
Design and manufacturing approaches
Prototype iteration
Early adopter testing


  • 3D model/sketches
  • Bill of materials
  • Functional prototypes
Preliminary Design Review

Did we hit the mark?
Budget & timeline review

Detailed Design

Detailed modelling
Advanced numerical calculations and analysis
Specific component selection
Final design of custom parts
Production-ready prototype


  • 3D CAD model
  • Bill of materials
  • Budget for design for manufacture
  • Final prototype
System Design Review

Design freeze decision

Fabrication Package

Design for manufacture (tooling/fabrication)
Supply chain identification
Drawing package
Fabrication drawing package
Final bill of materials
Build plan
Test plan

Critical Design Review

“Proceed to build” decision





Final Project Review

Final Project Review

Click here to download our Design Process diagram (PDF).

You’re in touch with us. What’s next?

Talk to Alf.

Alf Trower is your first point of contact. With 25 years of client service and problem solving behind him, it’s pretty hard to surprise — or stump — Alf. Your first conversation with Alf will answer key questions: Is Enginuity the right fit? Do we have relevant experience and expertise? What coaching do you need to pull together the stuff we need to move forward?

Who will interact with or buy the product or process? How will they interact?

Can it be designed, prototyped, and manufactured? Who will make it? Will it scale?

What will it cost at the prototype, pre-production, and production phases? What are the funding milestones? What do we need to show investors, and when?

What are the success indicators and risk factors? How will we know when we get there?

What’s the timeline and what “gates” will we pass through along the way?

How does this project fit into your corporate strategy or 5-year-plan?


Let’s start the conversation:

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