Find Talented Manufacturing Design Freelancers

The manufacturing industry is unlikely to exist without design. After all, the general engineering art of product design exists in almost all engineering disciplines. The only difference is the implementation, where manufacturing technologies influence every aspect of the production process.

But the biggest reason that design is vital to manufacturing is the fact that 70% of the cost of a product is determined through design decisions, where the processing assembly and the cost of materials are decided beforehand. It is also through design for manufacturing or design for manufacturability (DFM) that potential problems are fixed before they become expensive mistakes. It is in the design phase where every aspect of a product, including its pitfalls, is identified and analyzed. 

Design principles or guidelines are the heart of a manufacturing system. These include reduction of the total number of parts, development of a modular design, use of standard concepts, designing parts to be multi-functional and for multiple uses, ease of fabrication, maximize compliance, and minimize handling and assembly direction.

Each of these guidelines requires a specific skill set and in-depth knowledge in the manufacturing industry. Turning standard components into multifunctional parts, for example, requires a specific level of expertise. Not everyone has the talent to identify elements that will have other purposes besides their principal function. Not everyone can use an electric conductor and make it a structural member at the same time. Not everyone has the ability to see elements that have reflective surfaces for easy inspection, or choose self-fixturing features for quick and easy assembly.

This is what Cad Crowd can offer.

We have a roster of top-tiered manufacturing design freelancers with world-class talent. Some of our freelancers have combined skills in various manufacturing design services, while others specialize in a particular field. Our Manufacturing Services are 3D printing services, carbon fiber composite, computer numerical control, custom cast urethane molding, direct digital manufacturing, direct metal laser sintering, selective laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, finishing, prototype tooling, injection molding and casting, and rapid prototyping. For each of these services, we have freelancers willing and able to cater to your needs. So whether you need freelance manufacturing design or other services, Cad Crowd has the expert and professional that you are looking for.

We have a community of experienced design for manufacturing freelancers with a diverse combination of skills. There are mechanical engineers with a passion for design and the experience in the industry. Others are experts in complex product design and mechanical system projects. This makes them experts in machined components, plastic mold, casting, machine inspection, fixtures, and tooling, among others. 

Suffice to say that Cad Crowd is your source of world-class, pre-qualified manufacturing design Freelancers. This means you don't need to spend money vetting freelance manufacturing design professionals. We'll take the guesswork and hassle out of the process.

Apart from freelance manufacturing design, Cad Crowd also offers CAD design services that will make your visions a reality. Our CAD designers can transform design concepts into a workable design. With 3D modelers as part of our team, ideas on paper can become prototypes and tangible creations. 

#26
ProtoTech Workbench
Member Since: 2015-07-28
Our mission is to provide best engineering solutions to our clients considering their technical needs and their clients demands. ProtoTech Workbench offers: -Professional CAD / CAM / CAE Services -Computer 3D modeling -Planning, conception and design -Project management and consultancy . In the following industries: -Mechanical engineering -Product design -Development – Research – Innovation -Automotive industry We do: -3D modeling and design -manufacturing optimisation design (mold injection desgin, CNC processing desgin, sheet of metal design etc.) -technical documentation -mechanical engineering and conception (powertrain calculation and design, bearing calculation, mechanism conception etc.) -numerical simulation (Simulink, AMESim) -static and dynamic analysis (FEA) -motion analysis and postprocessing -complete technical reports and manuacturing details ProtoTech Workbench has partnerships in manufacturing area, so we can provide full services from sketch to market.
621 points
#58
Io Design
Member Since: 2015-10-28
My Outlook: Every product design project starts out as puzzle made up of semi-opaque pieces. The pieces… market analysis, competitive analysis, price points, innovation, differentiation, aesthetics, concinnity, function, ergonomics, materials, manufacturing processes, packaging, costs, users, and clients. These and other considerations assemble into a design language that makes your product unique, pertinent, and targeted in the marketplace… a tangible object of desire and promise... a picture that makes sense. Every product wants to be something… to be desired and realize its potential, in many ways and from many perspectives. I strive to stimulate desires and extract potential… solve the puzzle. My clients' success ensures my own and realizing that desire and potential benefits us both. My Experience: I use my degree in industrial design as a product designer covering a wide variety of products. I have 15+ years of 3D modeling and product development experience. I have the resources to do it all... from concept to point of purchase and everything in-between. My Feedback, received and given: “Steve did great work helping us detail our product for manufacturing. He took the time to really understand the project and its intricacies instead of diving head first and by the end of this job, had an intimate understanding of all the details. He is talented and was willing to research new methods to help meet our stringent product constraints. We went through several discussions and he was excellent at being responsive and keeping things on track. He produced high quality solidworks assemblies and files. Overall he went above and beyond what was expected of him. Highly recommended contractor, A+++” —robocular “Antoine is an outstanding client to work with. He''s quite knowledgeable and organized with clearly established goals coupled with exceptional communication skills. This project had some challenging constraints outside typical manufacturing and product design and development norms, but we worked through these challenges while staying within the target budget for the product. This project was more than I had bargained for, but I relished the challenge and Antoine appreciated the effort I put into it, which made this job particularly satisfying. I hope to work with Robocular again in the future.” —Io-Design “Working with Steve was a pleasure, not only do I think he’s an all-around good guy, but his approach to our project was great. He was able to take our idea and bring all his experience in making it better. Our initial idea was transformed into a product that ended up being cheaper to produce and nicer, while being more practical. We were able to overcome the hurdle we encounter and find solution that made it work! Also, he often came back with a different idea of doing things that were very practical. I Highly recommend him. ” — yvesl “yvesi came to me with the need for a design for a grain dispenser for feeding livestock. As is often the case, he showed me a design from another designer he had hired that didn't meet the product requirements. This design was too large and could not be sold at a profit due to inappropriate and impractical manufacturing processes. Through close collaboration, we came up with a design that is half the size, more aesthetically pleasing and user friendly, and is simple to assemble and install. Also, it will be sold at a projected price point that is 10% lower than the competition at a projected 90% profit margin while enjoying relatively low capital expenditures. It was a pleasure working with yvesi on this project and I'm looking forward to working with him again in the future.” —Io-Design “Io-Design was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. He provided designs that were exactly what we were looking for and he took into account the manufacturing. I would recommend him to anyone. ” — BlakeGaiser “As mentioned in the job description, Blake works for a company that represents the ultimate, uncompromising audio experience – revolutionary sound; unrivaled comfort and fit; with superior, innovative design in the earphone market. While they are well known among audiophiles and professionals who rely on uncompromising audio, they are less so in the consumer market. This project was part of an effort to update their earphones look, feel, and user experience to the level of their best in class earphone technology... the challenge being that their existing monitors/earbuds were to remain unchanged. Through close collaboration, we came up with a design that practices concinnity with the existing monitors, introduces innovative solutions, targets the consumer market, and enhances brand recognition. Superior design was the point of this project and together we have achieved that goal. Blake is a pleasure to work with and I'm looking forward to the next project.” —Io-Design
332 points
#147
FJD_Design3DConcepts
Member Since: 2013-08-23
Mechanical Engineer working as a Senior Design Engr. in a Japanese Company. 10+ years experience in product development of automotive components. Dedicated worker and puts Customer Satisfaction above all else. Loves to play tennis during weekends.
100 points
#269
Kevin Dobson
Member Since: 2012-03-27
I have been a mechanically minded person since I was very young building with LEGO, a hobby that continues today. I've always enjoyed old and historical machines, and am railroading fan.I am the owner of Dobson Technical Drawings, a design/drafting company specializing in providing solutions for machine design and production fixture and tooling needs.Education:     Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design and Analysis - Conestoga College
51 points
#414
Ajith Mahi
Member Since: 2016-09-05
I am a Design engineer, • Good experience in designing of Mechanical components and Valves • Work Experience in Customer Side and support offshore team • Experienced in Stp files to parametric conversion • Experience Core cavity splitting • GD&T as per ASME-Y-14.5: 2009 • Good Knowledge about FMEA • Good drawing reading skills • Reverse engineering • Limits & fits • Symbols in machining, surface roughness • Catia v5 admin mode. • Surfacing body, plastic design • Good rendering knowledge using Keyshot TOOLS: • CATIA V5 (PART, ASSEMBLY, DRAWING,SURFACING) • SOLID WORKS (PART, ASSEMBLY, DRAWING,SURFACING , RENDERING) • PRO-E/CREO (PART, ASSEMBLY, DRAWING,SURFACING ) • AUTO CAD (2D DRAFTING)
35 points
#442
aatala22
Member Since: 2016-03-29
I am highly skilled Mechanical Design Engineer, with more than 25 years of experience in the field of product development. I have worked as an independent consultant for the last 19 years, and I have worked in many different industries. As a Mechanical Design Engineer at leading Technologies Inc. I am certain I would make a valuable addition to your product development needs. I have worked in the following industries; • Medical industry. Designed surgery tools for orthopedics as well as dental implants. • Firearms industry. Designed firearms accessories for individuals and manufacturers. • Consumer Electronics. Designed handheld tablets, computer chassis and enclosures. • Military Simulators. Designed IMTS missile launcher trainers. • Structural Steel products. Designed roof structures for low income houses, table tops for machinery, industrial coffee roasting plant. • Auto Performance parts. Designed parts for high performance sports cars. • Household Products. Designed kitchen and bathroom products. In addition to my experience and personal qualities, I have a solid educational foundation and a passion for engineering and mechanical designing. Please review my Linkedin profile for further details. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Alex Atala
32 points
#510
Sontz Jon
Member Since: 2015-10-15
Innovative & Creative CAD Design Engineer with 6 sigma Qualification standards & CAE skills with strong ability to adapt ever changing design industry. Proficient in product design for 3D & 2D manufacturing: Plastic Injection Molding (Thermoplastic & Thermosets), Metal Stamping, Welding Design, Casting, CNC Prototypes, Jigs, fixtures, Rubber Molding etc. Specialized in Automotive & Various Consumer Products Industries.
30 points
#513
Edward Calderon
Member Since: 2016-07-13
Mechanical engineer, mechatronics specialist with skills in design and project management, expertise in manufacture design software (inventor 2017, Solidworks 2013 Autocad 2017). Professional experience in design, manufacture management, and ISO 9001:2008; Autodesk Certified Professional. I am qualified to make diagnoses and proposals for improvement of production systems involving mechanical and electronic systems in an integrated manner.
30 points
#533
JKF Engineering
Member Since: 2016-01-26
27 points
#616
Tmallard
Member Since: 2014-11-24
25 points