SurfaceID is small but delivers BIG!^1500
Except when it comes to electronics where to be big, you must actually do super small. :p
SurfaceID is small but our designs are HOT!^1500
Though we can also design cool things like mini-fridges, ACs or USB fans. :p
SurfaceID is small and our designs are CLEAN!^1500
Except that one time, we had to design a water treatment system: that job focused on getting at the dirt! :p
SurfaceID is small and totally TRANSPARENT!^1500
But we also have vast experiences in surface finishes that are not see-through!
SurfaceID is small but SMART!^1500
No lie, we actually design and manufacture smartphone accessories. That’s triple smart! Hmmm... Maybe we need to work on humility... :p
SurfaceID is small but we design ROBOTS!^1500
Yeah… Anything about robots is cool. Kind of like laser beams! We would like to design laser beams too… Do you have a laser beam job for us?
SurfaceID is small but FAST!^1500
OK, let's be honest, good engineering takes a lot of study and we won't rush it. But we're still pretty fast!
Quotes we work by:^1500
"Less is more." —Apple's motto^1000
"God is in the details." —Mies van der Rohe^1000
"KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid)" —U.S. Navy principle
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.
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. If you have such an idea, 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
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
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.read more
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.read more