Mechanical engineering services

EnCata delivers the services for 3d modeling, design documentation development, industrial design, reverse engineering, finite element analysis, thermal and strength calculations, and kinematic simulations, and R&D.

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Mechanical design and engineering services as part of your idea success

We understand that developing a product that aligns with your business process is no easy feat. Therefore, we will not only create a technical project for you,  conduct 3D modeling, organize procurement, conduct pilot tests, and prepare documentation for production, but also structure our collaboration in a manner that seamlessly integrates with your business model.

EnCata engages in projects of varying scales, encompassing not only full-cycle product development but also individual components, concept development, proof-of-concept, and prototype development.

Industries

Internet of Things

Consumer and Wearable Devices

Medical Equipment

Robotics

Heavy Industry

Air Filtration and Purification Equipment

Geolocation and Communication

Deep Tech & Science

Electric Transportation

Agriculture

Product Development Technology Stack

ISO
GOST
PDM

3D-models
Parametric assemblies

Surface modelling
Strength calculations

Kinematics calculation
Estimating manufacturing costs
Cabinets for electronics

Welded metal structures
Sheet metal
Packaging

Pneumatics and hydraulics
Drives and gearboxes

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Cycle of computer simulations

At EnCata, computer simulations take place in the following steps:

1. Developing a three-dimensional model of the object for the calculation.

2. Splitting the model into a finite element grid.

3. Setting boundary values.

4. Running a FEA or CFD simulation.

5. Analyzing the results.

6. Optimizing and refining the original model (if necessary).

WHY ENCATA?

01

60+ Engineers

We act as your extended R&D team which is faster than hiring engineers locally. The breadth of our technical expertise is unique.

02

Development Speed

Our dedicated team is ready to scale up quickly. We utilize AGILE lean development process that leads to 30-50% faster delivery.

03

Cost-effectiveness

Our development location enables us to be cost-effective and deliver premium R&D and engineering services at 1/3 of the price compared to that of in N-W Europe and USA.

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FAQ related to Product development

At EnCata, what kinds of contracts do you use? Is it a fixed-term or an agile contract?

EnCata works with both fixed term and agile contracts.

Can you provide me with a certification of competence?

EnCata employs around 30 engineers with Master's and PhD degrees in electrical and industrial design, mechanical engineering, prototyping and manufacturing from European universities. Each employee is an expert in his or her field.

What level of training do your specialists have?

The majority of specialists are of middle or senior levels. Their range of influence is broad enough to encompass the entire new product lifecycle. Our specialists resolve legal and certification difficulties during the concept stage, optimize production costs during the 3D model development process and create necessary documentation for firmware support. Juniors make up only 15% of the team. They constantly upgrade their qualifications under the supervision of seniors.

Is it possible for us to cooperate with EnCata’s team?

EnCata is always willing to work with its client. We have everything we need to create a collaborative site. Both parties can work on the project simultaneously. The Customer, for instance, and his/ her team designs the electronics while we work on the enclosure. When teams work together to achieve a fantastic result, it is always a win scenario.

Is it possible to discuss the project with your technical team?

EnCata’s team is always willing to discuss all the necessary details about the project proposed. Our full-fledged team of professionals will interrogate you until both parties are satisfied with the procedures necessary to complete the job.

Can EnCata facilitate mass production?

It certainly can. For any product, EnCata creates a design documentation package and a process documentation package that is suited to the production. It should be noted, however, that the technologists at the customer's chosen plant may make changes or impose their own requirements on the documentation design. EnCata, in turn, makes it easier for the client and the technologist to communicate. EnCata does not mass produce, although it can undertake small-scale production at the request of customers.

Do you sign NDAs?

Yes. As a highly professional design and engineering firm, we make sure that all discussions with our clients and all information regarding your invention, idea and other proprietary information are kept confidential.

Patent or Develop first?

We follow a LEAN approach in product and business development and thus we strongly recommend patent filings only after you are  at least part-way through development. This is because patenting is expensive and early patents can already become obsolete or irrelevant later in the development phase. Typically, EnCata's work generates many patentable opportunities for our clients  and the best strategy is to file patents at TRL-7, i.e. when early beta prototype is ready and when a startup is ready to start batch production and marketing.There is, however, another strategy, which is to use provisional patents which can be loose and are not to be disclosed to the public for 18 months. These are much less expensive and time consuming, generally costing below $500.

EnCata will always sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and keep your intellectual property confidential during the development phase and then we can recommend several third-party patent attorneys when the time is right.

Does EnCata outsource electronics services?

Our in-house professionals handle almost all electronics work, including interface design, protocol development, communication design, schematic design, PCB Design, Firmware design and battery management. If the Customer requires a service that Encata does not supply, we have partners that can meet that need.

Do you write program code, either software or firmware?

We certainly do. EnCata employs electronics specialists who deal with low-level firmware. We also have experts on staff who can implement high-level software code.

Are there hardware engineers in your team?

EnCata employs 12 mechanical and industrial designers and 10 electrical engineers with experience in hardware and firmware. Our team consists of middle and senior level engineers, who have 5+ years of field expertise and have already completed more than 300 projects.

What should I do now that I've approached you with my project idea?

1. Once you have approached us with the project, we conclude the NDA and send the information to the Sales Manager for further evaluation and project planning.
2. The Sales Manager or Sales Engineer will contact you to clarify your goals, requirements and tasks to accomplish. This process is very close to business analysis. When the details are agreed with you, a cost estimate and a quotation are prepared.
3. If you accept the quotation, we will prepare a Technical design specification to document scope of work and requirements and conclude an agreement.
4. After we've signed the agreements, we'll assign you a Project Manager who will gather a project team and report on the project progress.

Can EnCata help me with fundraising?

We do indeed help with fundraising through our large business network. However, we typically recommend startups to our partner VCs after we have done some work for the startup and learned more about the team and their core technology. This feedback and recommendation is of great value to all of the friendly VCs as it saves them much time and effort for due diligence.

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