Welcome to M3 Design

Designers and Engineers by training, Makers and Doers at heart

We walk with our clients and invest ourselves in their success

We follow a proven process that ensures great results every time. Our team's Stakeholder-Centered focus creates meaningful connections that stimulate business growth.

Industries and Projects

  • Custom manufacturing equipment
  • Custom Laboratory and Test equipment
  • Medical and Dental hand and power tools
  • Aerospace cabin equipment
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Rack Mounted Systems
  • IT Systems Packaging
  • Electronics packaging
  • Optical system packaging
  • Robotic and automated systems
  • Pet products
  • Gaming Systems
  • Short-run reference design build

Research and User Testing

  • Stakeholder interviews
  • In context observations
  • Competitive benchmarking
  • Facility and user recruitment coordination
  • User testing / concept evaluations
  • Heuristic analysis
  • Workflow analysis
  • Human factors analysis
  • Product Requirement documentation
  • Product definition workshops
  • Ethnographic research
  • Determining Minimum viable product strategy
  • Product Teardowns
  • Technology Investigation
  • Component and Process Research
  • Intellectual property investigation and inventions

Industrial Design

  • 2D sketch and renderings
  • 3D surface modeling and CAD renderings
  • Heuristic analysis and usability improvements
  • Form development
  • Architecture definition
  • Design language development
  • Color, material, finish strategy
  • Trend analysis
  • Brand Development and application
  • Stakeholder / Product Lifecycle identification and mapping
  • Ux / UI Design and wireframing

Luminex Aries molecular diagnostics platform

Mechanical Engineering

  • Complex 3D Surfacing
  • Conceptual Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Reference Designs
  • Detailed Part Design
  • Mechanisms design
  • Design for serviceability, reliability, cost, performance, testability, usability
  • Medical capital, re-usable, and disposable product design
  • Optics module design
  • Engineering analysis (i.e FEA, thermal)
  • Thermal Management and Control
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Fluid management and manifold design
  • Design for extreme and hazardous environments
  • Large enclosure design
  • Electronics packaging designs
  • Plastic part design (low and high volume)
  • Low Pressure Molding Design
  • Material and technology selection
  • Robotic and automated systems
  • Manufacturing Automation Systems
  • LabView control systems
  • PLC control systems
  • Open source systems (i.e. Arduino)
  • Production Documentation
  • Tolerance analysis / GD&T
  • Design Testing and Verification

Manufacturing Support

  • Manufacturer Identification & Qualification
  • Manufacturing Tool Build Support
  • Domestic and Off-Shore Support
  • ODM/OEM Liaison/Management
  • EVT/DVT Build/Review Support
  • Test or Inspection Fixtures and Gauges
  • Assembly Fixtures and Automation
  • Custom Laboratory and Test equipment
  • BOM and engineering documentation
  • Small quantity supply chain for beta-level / reference design products
  • Production tooling feedback and support
  • First Article Part evaluation

Project Management

  • Project Management / coordination of external resources
  • Product development planning
  • Design Reviews
  • Regulatory test management

Graph showing a well-timed product strategy timeline