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ENGINEERING
 
K1C provides a variety of specialized product engineering services to ensure efficiency and quality of each product we develop.

Engineered for life

Rely on K1C to maximize your product potential

Mechincal Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Our Mechanical Engineers play a crucial role in the design and development of amazing physical and hardware products. Their expertise is essential in various aspects of the process and support you during the development process in the following areas:
 

  • Conceptualization and Ideation

  • CAD Modeling and Mechanical Drawings

  • Prototyping

  • Material Selection

  • Mechanism Design

  • Regulatory and Standards Compliance

  • Manufacturability

  • Quality control processes

  • Lifecycle Support and Design Changes

Electrical + Software Engineering

For those innovating new electronic devices or designing new hardware interfaces, K1C is equipped to help tackle those complexities. Our electronics and embedded software team has experience in a wide range of industries and is eager to help you electrify your ideas and support you in the following areas:


  • Software and Firmware Development

  • Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers

  • Schematics and PCB Layout

  • Wireless Communication

  • Power Systems

  • Light Sources

  • Sensors and Instrumentation Integration

  • Signal Processing

  • Electrical Safety and Compliance

  • User Interface and Human-Machine

  • Interaction

  • Electrical and Software Testing and Validation

  • Prototyping

  • Manufacture Source + Coordination

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

Our team provides a systematic and integrated approach to product design, considering not only technical aspects but also regulatory, human, and lifecycle considerations. This approach helps ensure the overall success and safety of the product throughout its entire lifecycle. Here is how our systems approach contributes in specific areas:
 

  • Requirements Development

  • System Architecture Design

  • Risk Management

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Seamless integration of hardware and software

  • Verification and Validation

  • Lifecycle Management

  • Regulatory Compliance

  • User-Centered Design

Process + Manufacture Engineering

Our manufacturing engineers bring their expertise in production processes, materials, quality control, and cost optimization to create highly performing and profitable products. Their role is crucial in translating design concepts into scalable, efficient, and compliant manufacturing processes. This expertise is applied in the following areas:

 

  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

  • Process Design and Selection

  • Tooling and Fixturing Design

  • Automation and Robotics

  • Process Validation

  • Good Manufacturing Practices and Regulatory Compliance

  • Cost Analysis and Optimization

  • Supply Chain Development

Process and Manufacture Engineering
Quality and Test

Quality + Test

Quality is integral to the design and development of critical products, ensuring that the products meet stringent quality standards, comply with regulatory requirements, and are safe for use in settings where the design just can’t fail. Here's how our quality engineering team contributes to product development:
 

  • Risk Management

  • Design Controls

  • Regulatory Compliance

  • Design Verification and Validation

  • Statistical Analysis of Design and Process

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • Supplier Quality Management

  • Documentation and Traceability

  • Continuous Improvement

Prototyping

Prototyping is a crucial step in the design and development of new products, quickly producing product prototypes provides the ability to quickly visualize concepts through iterative design. The prototypes we create enable early usability testing, functional testing and demonstrate feasibility to stakeholders. Examples of our prototyping capabilities internally and through our partners include:
 

  • Complex CNC machining (including 3-axis, 4-axis, and turning)

  • 3D printing (FDM)

  • Silicone molding/urethane casting

  • Sheet metal fabrication

  • Welding

  • Laser cutting

  • Electronics Assembly

  • Injection molding

Prototyping and 3D Printing
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