SurfaceID is small, but delivers BIG.

(except when it comes to electronics where to be big, you must actually do small :‌)

SurfaceID is an industrial design firm located in Montreal, QC, Canada. Over the past 12 years, we have acquired vast experiences spanning many industries. From medical to military, sporting goods to LCD displays – we can really do it all. With strong focus on transparency, we have worked with some of the smartest, most thriving companies in the world.

From a small contracting practice to a highly capable team, SurfaceID is now a prominent industrial design firm in Montreal. We understand what it is to start with a simple idea and build it into a great and powerful company. If you have a product idea, reach out! We will gladly discuss any of your product development needs.

We develop products, all the way through.


Our State of the Art review will assure that your target market’s needs are met. Our focus is to improve your idea while helping to reduce the costs of your product.


By turning the 3D solution you choose into an adjustable and functional model, you’ll be able to analyse the quality of your product from every angle, even from the inside.


Our worldwide connections will find you the right manufacturer and importer to ensure the job is done right and done fast, at the cheapest possible price.

Common Plastics in Industrial Design (part 1)

Plastics come in all types. At SurfaceID, we use our experience in working with them to choose the best match for your project. Here are some of the most commonly used plastics. Polyolefin Includes Polypropylene (PP), Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and High Density...

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How to choose a supplier in China?

As an American or Canadian entrepreneur, choosing a supplier overseas can be a difficult and daunting task. We’re several thousand miles away, primarily English-speaking and largely unfamiliar with Chinese law, business practices and culture. So how can we possibly be...

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Choosing a Manufacturing Process For a New Product

Before allocating any time and effort into creating your first 3D model for a new product, a manufacturing process should first be selected. This post outlines the many factors that should be considered when choosing the right process, such as costs, process capabilities, product aesthetics and more.

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Product Prototyping: Types of Prototypes

There are several types of prototypes, including; breadboard prototypes, sketch models, appearance models, 3D prints and CNC prototypes. Knowing when to make each one primarily depends on where you are in the product development process.

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Surface Finishing: Awesome Decorating Techniques

Color, texture, and protective qualities are a few factors typically considered when choosing the optimal surface finish for a product. However, if you wish to add some extra perks to your product’s outer shell, here are some excellent surface finishing decorating techniques.

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When, Why and How to Create a Prototype?

Think you’re ready to create your first prototype? Based on years of expertise, this post outlines the importance of creating a prototype, at what stage in product development you should create your first prototype and what method should be utilized to create the prototype in question.

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