Electrical and Mechanical

Engineering

Uniting Electrical and Mechanical Engineering for Enhanced Product Development

Electrical and mechanical engineering play vital roles in the development of innovative products. While mechanical engineering focuses on the design, analysis, and manufacturing of mechanical systems, electrical engineering deals with the principles of electronics, circuitry, and control systems. By synergizing these two fields, engineers can create groundbreaking solutions that seamlessly integrate mechanical components with advanced electronic functionalities. 

Rapid Prototyping
One of the key benefits of combining electrical and mechanical engineering is the ability to leverage rapid prototyping techniques. Sonos employs the latest rapid prototyping and CNC techniques to create physical models directly from CAD data. This facilitates accurate evaluation of new designs before investing in costly tooling, significantly reducing the risk of errors and minimizing both time and financial investments.

The Integration Process
When a concept is approved for further engineering, Sonos employs sophisticated parametric Solidworks 3D CAD software to design the product in intricate detail. This allows engineers to refine and evaluate every component with utmost accuracy before proceeding with manufacturing. Through structural, durability, aesthetic, and cost considerations, the optimal manufacturing methods for each component are determined. Additionally, the engineering product development phase involves designing for production tooling, ensuring a seamless transition from design to manufacturing.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is at the core of product design, encompassing the entire lifecycle from conception to manufacturing and maintenance. A skilled mechanical engineering team possesses the expertise to bring new product ideas to fruition, ensuring they align with clients’ objectives. At Sonos, a leading full-service product design firm, mechanical engineers utilize state-of-the-art tools such as Solidworks 3D CAD software and CNC technology to achieve optimum accuracy and efficiency in design engineering services.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering serves as a crucial step in validating designs before moving into full-scale production. Sonos builds the first proof-of-concept breadboard model, providing tangible and testable prototypes. Using microcontrollers like Arduino or PIC Microchip and software to drive peripherals, Sonos brings electronic inventions to life. This process allows for rapid iterations, ensuring the final product meets desired specifications. Consumer testing is also available to gather valuable feedback.

Seamless Integration of Engineering Disciplines

By uniting electrical and mechanical engineering expertise, Sonos can seamlessly integrate a wide range of designs into products. From LCD/LED displays and precision motor control to environmental sensors and sound/voice output, the design process accommodates diverse electronic functionalities. The ability to fine-tune timing and operation during the prototyping phase ensures a high-quality product that meets the target price point.

Need High-Volume Production? No Problem!

With a team of experts boasting decades of experience, Sonos Product Development excels in high-volume production. Collaboration between manufacturers and developers gives us the ability ensure cost-effective and reliable designs.