Where Great Ideas Take Shape
We’re a team of engineers, designers, craftsmen, technicians, product managers, strategists, and trailblazers. We are intensely curious, have years of manufacturing experience, and are committed to excellence and success for our customers. Our customers are the center of everything we do.
Creativity is accelerated through a combination of imagination, ability, space, tools, interdisciplinary research, and materials. It is enhanced by having a place where ideas can be tested, refined, and optimized as rapidly as possible.
From its inception in 2010, the Innovation Center has been an open space where engineers have access to labs, state-of-the-art prototyping, testing, and analysis tools, equipment, material, and hands-on, dedicated staff. You are invited to visit us, work from our offices, and test out your ideas. Through partnerships with our customers, the Innovation Center is an environment where concepts become solutions to your problems, where new discoveries are made, and relationships forged.
Why we are HERE
Innovation is at the heart of our enterprise. Since 1987, IntriPlex has pushed the envelope of precision forming technology with products that have changed industries and lead the way for others to follow. IntriPlex products solve complex problems and perform as promised, time and time again. We remain a worldwide leader in precision forming technology and are committed to collaborating closely with our customers to solve their toughest technical challenges.
The Innovation Center has a relentless focus on solving challenges, consistently manufacturing products to the most exacting of tolerances, and building trust.
Science & Engineering is Our Foundation to Innovation30 years of successful design stories
To develop meaningful innovations that overcome our customer’s obstacles, it’s the designer and the engineer’s role to challenge the norm, the accepted, the way it has always been done. Get a glimpse of some of what we’ve been up to with this wide range of innovative solutions:
We were the first company to offer features to offset the loss of stiffness from required clamp holes, for more uniform clamp force and improved HDD performance. IntriPlex disk clamps also offer features to capture particles generated during HDD assembly for improved drive reliability.
We were the first company to develop a process to fully stamp integrated heat spreaders without the use of secondary operations. This was accomplished after months of focused manufacturing innovation development. 100% of heat spreaders for this application are manufactured this way today.
We were the first company to develop a stamped needle for delivery of a diabetes sensor, still in use today.
Advancement through collaboration
customer engagement putting people at the heart of innovation
Many companies interpret potential innovations from a business or marketing perspective, but we are always people focused. We are ultimately interested in understanding what our customers challenges are to provide design solutions. We engage with you directly and you’ll get feedback quickly. We like to think of ourselves as an extension to your team, your strategic partner.
Design & Strategy Development imagination elevating engineering
The continuing story of innovation at IntriPlex begins with the discipline of design and the understanding of engineering focused on delivering products that deliver solutions for the increasing expectations of the end-consumer.
Our Innovation Center is a hub for ideation and prototyping. Our customers can hash out ideas in meeting and open work spaces and build prototypes with us in the lab. We offer a full array of value-added design engineering and product development services, including research & development, design for manufacturing and rapid 3D prototyping.
Our Innovation Center is fully staffed with a potent mix of highly experienced engineers who work closely with you from concept through completion.
It’s our job to ensure that the final design can be manufactured efficiently, cost-effectively, and repeatably.
prototyping from concept to creation, it’s faster than you’d think
At IntriPlex’s Innovation Center, we can bring your product design to life in a matter of weeks. We use in-house state-of-the-art analytical tools such as Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Resonance Testers, and a Scanning Electron Microscope with EDS to create and evaluate full-size metal prototypes. Our efficient process saves you time and money during product testing and validation, enabling speed to market.
delivery & Validation high performance is an intriplex cornerstone
Before products can be manufactured, they need to be thoroughly tested to guarantee their performance in use. This step is crucial to the design, manufacture and delivery of our products. Our testing capabilities mimic customer use to improve component performance and are known worldwide for their dependability and accuracy. We use dedicated engineers to research and we invest in methods and equipment to test customer requirements in-house. This expedites component and manufacturing innovations for our customers.
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The Innovation Center expedites development and collaboration, for quicker time to market and ramp to production. We are always on the look-out for new and exciting innovations that will help us better serve our customers.