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Are you innovating fast enough to keep ahead of your competitors?

We love a good challenge. As creative problem solvers who live on the cutting edge, we leverage a diversity of ideas and experiences to deliver innovative solutions to clients' most wicked problems.

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Engineering embedded end-to-end

Delve mechanical engineers participate in all steps of the prototype development process, from research and conceptualization to mechanical design, analyzing, prototyping, testing, sourcing, and supporting a smooth transition into manufacturing.

  • Mechanical prototype design
  • Engineering prototyping
  • Commercialization
  • Test engineering
  • Analysis and simulation
  • And more
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Rigorous and results-oriented
Ever struggle to get products to production on time? And on-budget?

With a deep bench of seasoned engineers, we drive mechanical design, analysis, prototyping, testing, sourcing, and debug for a smooth transition into manufacturing. We turn ideas into reality.

Our Work

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“With resources being tight and timelines being even tighter, we partnered with Delve to see if we could get the product to market faster."
Jim Uphoff, Entertainment Fixture Product Manager
Not Impossible Labs
A whirlwind product development journey led to a thrilling launch for an IoT "surround-body" wearable that uses haptics to create an immersive experience.
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Ciari: The Ascender
Life on the road is all glamour, right? Well, for those rock gods who don’t have roadies and “people,” traveling with a guitar is a serious pain.
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Dexcom: G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
While users of the previous Dexcom system greatly valued its enhanced ability to monitor their glucose levels, applying the subcutaneous Dexcom sensor to their bodies was an obvious pain point that was a barrier to wider adoption.
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How to Outsource an Engineering Team
The engineer shortfall will exceed 6 million by 2026. Outsourcing is a solution—if you do it right. Learn the type of engineering you need and what qualities to look for in our white paper.

Articles and Insights

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Design or Buy? 6 Tests to Tell if You Should Buy or Design That Component
More often than not, designing your cool new product relies on some new widget. You’re not sure if you should design your own or buy one from a supplier. What if there was a straightforward way to decide?
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Concept FMEA for Engineering During the Fuzzy Front-End of Development
The “fuzzy front end” of product development can pose some unique challenges for engineers.
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Designing Military-Grade Products: The What, Why, and How
With the growing demand for rugged design across sectors, product developers need help figuring out when to accommodate military specifications.
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Our Product Engineers’ Best FEA Simulation Tips
As product engineers, we use FEA simulations to develop, test, and refine designs. These best practices allow us to move quickly while keeping simulation results accurate, honest, and affordable.
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A Guide to Developing Better Product Requirements
Creating product requirements can seem like a straightforward task, but it has plenty of potential pitfalls.
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19 Uses for AI in Product Development
The Delve team explores AI’s place in our product development process.
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Implement the Vision: Four Steps to Breakthrough Technical Innovation
These four steps for repeatable technical innovation have proven trustworthy for us on project after project.

Our Mechanical Engineering Team

Mechanical Engineering Services

Mechanical Design

  • Brainstorming, Concept Generation, Ideation, Innovation Methodologies, Design Thinking
  • Innovation Synthesis, Concept Bucketing, Affinity Mapping, Decision Matrix, PUGH Matrices
  • Technical Innovation, First Principles Based Research and Development (R&D), Feasibility Studies
  • Productizing New Technologies
  • Mechanism Design, Engineering Calculations and Modeling
  • Solidworks, Solidworks PDM, Creo, NX, OnShape Proficiency
  • Geartrain Design, Spring Design, Custom Component Design
  • Cost Reduction, Cost Optimization
  • Product Miniaturization
  • Sealing, Ruggedization

Mechanical Engineering Prototyping

  • Rapid Prototyping/Mock-Ups
  • Proof of Concept/Proof of Principle Prototypes
  • Looks-Like and/or Works-Like Prototypes
  • Alpha/Beta Builds
  • EVT/DVT/PVT Builds


  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM) - High Volume Manufacturing includes Injection Molding, Sheet Metal, Die Casting, Thermoforming/Vacuum Forming, RIM, Rotomolding, Blow Molding; Low Volume Processes including Machining, Urethane Casting, 3D Printing
  • Design for Assembly (DFA), Design for Serviceability, Design for Recycling
  • Domestic and Off-Shore Contract Manufacturer and Vendor Support, ODM/OEM Liaison, Manufacturing Handoff/Transition
  • Metrology, First Article Part Inspection and Debug
  • EVT/DVT/PVT Build Review and Support
  • Threaded fasteners, Snap Fits, Ultrasonic Welding (USW), Adhesives (including UV Cure), Laser Welding, Hot Plate Welding
  • Materials Research, Materials Selection, Overmolding, Secondary Surface Treatments and Coatings
  • Component Selection and Sourcing, Vendoring
  • Assembly Fixtures, Go/No-Go Gauges, Automation

Test Engineering

  • Test Plan Development and Execution
  • Verification Testing
  • Test Fixture and Test Gauge Design
  • Robot/ Cobot-Assisted Testing
  • Measurement and Inspection
  • Cycle Testing, Drop Testing, Force Testing, Ingress Testing, Environmental Testing, Tensile/Compression Testing, Thermal Imaging, Acoustic Testing, Flow Testing, High-Speed Video Imaging

Analysis And Simulation

  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Structural Analysis (linear and non-linear)
  • Structural Optimization, Weight Optimization
  • Thermal Analysis (steady-state and transient; conduction, convection, radiation)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation
  • Generative Design, Topological Optimization
  • Kinematic Analysis
  • Vibration and Modal Analysis
  • Shock Analysis, Impact Analysis, Durability Analysis
  • Test Data Processing and Correlation
  • Optical Analysis
  • Math Modeling
  • Statistical Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis


  • PCBA, Flex PCB, Rigid-Flex PCB Integration
  • Actuator and Sensor Selection and Integration (motors, solenoids, linear actuators, pumps, wide range of sensing technologies)
  • User Interface Design including integration of Displays, Light Pipes, Physical Actuation, Speakers, Haptics
  • RF Antenna Integration
  • Electromechanical Miniaturization


  • Thermal Management and Optimization
  • Passive Cooling and Active Cooling Design and Analysis
  • Forced Air Cooling, Liquid Cooling, Conventional and Piezoelectric Heat Pumps
  • Conventional Heat Sink and Thermal Cooling Integration
  • Custom Thermal Solutions


  • Fluid Mechanics (Liquid, Gas, Plasma)
  • Microfluidics, Millifluidics
  • Lab-on-a-Chip Design
  • Consumable Cartridge Development (Fluid Storage and Sealing, Dispensing, Mixing, Metering, Filtration, Venting)
  • Diagnostic Reader Development
  • Pump/Actuator Integration, Valves, and Sensor Integration
  • Materials including Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic, Secondary Coatings
  • Aerosols and Powders


  • Ray Tracing
  • Optical Simulation (Emissive, Transmissive, Reflective)
  • Light Pipe, Light Guide, Fiber Optics
  • Light Diffuser Design, LED Indicator Design
  • Display Integration (LCD, TFT, OLED, AMOLED, E Ink, etc)
  • Lenses, Mirrors, Prisms, Light Filters
  • Optical Sensing
  • User Interface Design and Optimization


  • Product and System Requirements Definition
  • Engineering Part and Assembly Drawings
  • Tolerance Stack Analysis
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Bill of Materials
  • Assembly Instructions

Engineering Research

  • New and Emerging Technology Research
  • Product Teardowns and Evaluations
  • Competitive Benchmarking
  • Materials Research

Intellectual Property (IP)

  • Invention and Novel, Non-Obvious Solutions
  • IP Fencing
  • IP Strategy
  • IP Workarounds
  • Patent Searches
  • Patent Reviews
  • Invention Disclosures

Let's build something together.