kestrel design
Kestrel Design provides comprehensive mechanical and electromechanical product design and development services, from initial conceptual development through to final production support, both domestic and international.

Kris W. Grube, a mechanical engineer with graduate and undergraduate degrees from MIT, founded Kestrel Design in 1995.  Since its inception, the company has designed products for a variety of industries.  Examples include consumer appliances, complex mechanism design, electronics packaging, medical diagnostic equipment, fluid systems, robotics, light transportation, and aerospace products.

Most development programs are multi-phase, beginning with concept development and ending with production documentation and pilot manufacturing support.  A rigorous approach is applied both to engineering problem solving and to prediction and management of development cost and schedule.

Through established associations with the MIT community and other design organizations, a complete development team can be provided for a variety of products.
Services include:
  • Mechanical and Electromechanical Product Design
  • System Design and Product Architecture Development
  • Mechanical Engineering and Analysis


  • Detailed Development Planning
  • Product Specification and Requirements Analysis
  • Cost Analysis and Vendor Management


  • Concept Development, Invention, and Brainstorming
  • Patent Documentation Support
  • Design History Documentation


  • Prototype Implementation
  • Testing and Evaluation


  • Manufacturing Documentation
  • Tooling Development, Domestic and Off Shore
  • Production Support