SurfaceID is an industrial design and mechanical engineer consulting firm located in Montreal, QC, Canada. Over the past 12 years, we have acquired vast experiences spanning many industries. Medical, domestic appliances, sporting goods and LCD displays—we can really do it all.
The proximity of major U.S. cities in our surrounding area is also advantageous. Our New-York City, Long Island and Boston clients benefit a lot from doing business with Montreal!
We draw sketches, we build prototypes. We understand what it is to start with an idea and carry it all the way to product manufacturing. Have an idea for a new invention? Reach out! With strong focus on transparency, our Montreal industrial design team will gladly discuss any of your product development needs.
We develop products, all the way through.
Industrial design, one post at a time
When it comes to choosing the right seal type for a product, there are a few critical questions that should first be answered to avoid malfunctions. Depending on the particular seal's application, an incorrectly chosen seal can result in poor performing products,...read more
This low budget method allows to very quickly produce many plastic replicas from the silicone mold of a master model. Generally used for prototyping, the possible use of different materials available for injection allows to precisely reproduce the shape, feel (and...read more
What is computer-aided industrial design? Computer-aided industrial design (CAID) is simply the use of computerized software in the industrial design process. As opposed to traditional manual drafting, CAID is an automated process that greatly increases the efficiency...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Designing a product in Montréal is a wise idea for any American firm wishing to exploit into a weak currency, benefit from tax credits and harness a diverse and highly skilled pool of industrial designers. This post elaborates on these four key reasons to take your inventions across the border.read more
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.read more
When carried out effectively, brainstorming fosters innovative thinking and builds team cohesiveness. At SurfaceID, our industrial design team brainstorms around the whiteboard every Friday. Here are five brainstorming techniques that have proven to be successful for our design team.read more
This post will guide you through the most common manufacturing processes, techniques and tools you will encounter when getting a product manufactured. Depending on the product in question, CNC milling, sheet metal forming and progressive die stamping are just a few.read more