Mechanical Engineering at SurfaceID

Mechanical Engineering at SurfaceID

While the CEO of SurfaceID’s Montreal team is traditionally trained first and foremost in industrial design, the process of bringing a new invention from conception to manufacturing can’t be done without going through a thorough and extensive mechanical...
Choosing the right type of seals

Choosing the right type of seals

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...
Prototyping with Vacuum Casting

Prototyping with Vacuum Casting

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...
Understanding CAID (computer-aided industrial design)

Understanding CAID (computer-aided industrial design)

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...
Common Plastics in Industrial Design

Common Plastics in Industrial Design

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...