At a glance: Instantel engaged Design 1st in a complete redesign of their existing seismometer including user interface, rugged exterior housing, iuser interface and implementation of the monitoring features. Concept sketches of product form and user interface design SLA Prototype … Read More


At a glance: Sky-X came to Design 1st with a unique design challenge: build a rugged, climate-controlled weatherproof container to house, protect and maintain a drone for remote operation. 3D CAD Model of Base Shipping Container Proof of Function Prototype … Read More

Neptec: Maxar Technologies

At a glance: Neptec reached out to Design 1st to integrate their custom PCB’s and 3D LiDar technology into rugged housing that would withstand the world’s harshest working environments. Simulations – Visual field of view on machine mounting locations We … Read More

SafeXract Mining Co.

At a glance: South African based SafeXtract sought out Design 1st to help transform a need to improve safety of miners by monitoring their health and location using a connected mining helmet. A fast low cost minimum-viable-product (MVP) prototype was … Read More