Our business is designing and developing amazing breakthrough products.

IDE is a team of industrial designers, mechanical design engineers, electrical/computer engineers, and prototype builders. We have developed products for many companies in Santa Cruz County, as well as companies around the world. Our services include hardware development, industrial design, ergonomics, mechanical and electrical engineering, designing circuit boards, building functional prototypes, rapid concept development, design for manufacturing... and more. Basically, we do everything in house to take a product from concept to production, guiding startups and established companies through the difficult hardware development process. 30 years in business, IDE is one of the longest-lasting independent product design and development firms in the Silicon Valley. Our experience helps mitigate the risk inherent with new product development.

We Employ:

  • Engineering

    mechanical, electrical, electronic systems

  • Industrial Design

    Sketching, model making, 3D rendering, conceptualizing, ergonomics, rapid ideation, CAD modeling

  • Prototypes and Model Making

    CNC programming and operation, general machining, painting, finishing, assembly, attention to detail

  • Operations

    project management, business development, strategy