kestrel design
Company
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

 

  • CAD/CAE
  • Prototype Implementation
  • Testing and Evaluation

 

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