Results Driven,
Lean Product

Our Lean Product Development Cycle lays the foundation of our approach and process. We adopt an experimental methodology as a means to create learning experiences that help us guide the product through development and reduce risk along the way. Early on in a project we might wonder: is this a problem worth solving, or can we get that technology to do X, Y or Z? Later, our focus is more scientific: we work to create objective tests that evaluate specific features or performance.

In the end, the goal is to create products that consumers will buy and appreciate. That is how we define a successful project.

In order to move quickly and test often we believe in not only using, but also mastering the tools we utilize in development. By reducing our reliance on outside vendors we spend less time waiting for parts and accelerate the speed at which we can learn.

Our current host of five 3D printers is constantly growing while our 5-axis CNC machine enables us to make parts from metals, ceramics and plastics we cannot print. We recently added a PCBA reflow oven which greatly reduces the time from finalizing a board design to building and testing.

Reducing wasted engineering effort, project timeline and costs pays dividends in the end. This may take various forms throughout development: from spending more time upfront talking with subject matter experts and tearing down competitve products to defining and conversing with end users and other stakeholders.

We have cultivated a mind-set focused on reducing waste. This leads us to make fewer assumptions, ask hard questions and challenge the status quo of both product development and manufacturing. We know we don't know everything, and that is one of our greatest strengths.

The Lean Product Development Cycle Diagram - Design Build Test
/ Process

The path that we
follow to create
great products.

00  Feasabiity Evaluation

Understanding if the product has technical viabilty and business case feasibility.

01  Experience & Architecture

Defining and understanding user needs, pain points and workflows.

02  Technology Development

Understanding risk through research, benchtop testing and simulation.

POC  Proof of Concept

The culmination of 01 & 02: A prototype that exhibits primary functionality.

03  Functional Development

Sub-system engineering and prototyping of feature set across all disciplines.

04  Industrial Design

Exploring and crafting the product aesthetic in conjunction with engineering.

FP  Functional Prototype

Sub-systems brought together into a works-like prototype for additional testing.

05  Product Engineering

Integrating the final design and engineering elements into one cohesive package.

06  Supply Chain Development

Critical component sourcing and engagement of manufacturing partners.

PPP  Pre-Production Proto

Looks- and works-like prototype built with soft tooling and rapid prototyping methods.

07  Validation & Verification

Test plan implementation with design, engineering and production validation.

08  Certification

Facilitation of third party testing and regulatory certification.

/ Services

From idea to
fully developed
supply chain.

Strategy Product Management
Project Management
Supply Chain Planning
Industrial Design User Experience
Interface Design
Color, Material, Finish
Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Firmware Engineering

Rapid Prototyping FDM & SLA 3D Printers
5-Axis CNC Machine
PCBA Reflow Oven
Facture has been instrumental in transferring our technology from the laboratory into a product we can scale in the market. Dave Clark CEO, Powerit
/ Team

If everyone is
moving forward
together, then
success takes
care of itself.

Justin Knowles Founder + Principal

Attempts to bend space-time with his optimism and tenacity.

B.S. & M.S. Industrial Engineering
David Czarnecki Director of Design

Keeps the team, especially the engineers, on their toes.

B.A. Industrial Design
Barrett Estep Mechanical Engineer

Rides a skateboard across the studio to be more "efficient."

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Alex Anderson Mechanical Engineer

Won't tell us how fast the e-bike he built himself goes.

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Bolek Strzelecki Jr. Project Manager

Everything is easy like Sunday morning to him.

B.S. Hospitality
Sean Dever Electrical Engineer

He's either at his desk or out with nature, no in-between.

B.S. Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Tim Christman Firmware Engineer

He wears FiveFinger shoes because he's secretly a ninja.

B.S. Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Dillon Gray Mechanical Engineer

When he isn't dreaming about robots he is building prototypes.

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Tamir Amitai Electrical Engineer

Typically stops at the skatepark on the way into the office.

B.S. Electrical & Electronics Engineering

John Reinke Jr. Mechanical Engineer

Don't race him. He will win before the race even starts.

B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2019)

/ Contact

Ready to bring
your product
vision to life.

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Seattle, WA 98134

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