Product Development

Product Development - Special Products & Mfg., Inc. - Rockwall TXThe SPM Engineering Department will work with you to get the most out of your product design. We often can make suggestions that allow you to enhance the design or feature sets for performance or cost savings – or we can make the changes for you. We will do whatever it takes to ensure your design is the best it can be, so that the final outcome exceeds your expectations.

We treat your product as if it were our own… 

SPM can furnish an in-depth Special Form Tooling Database to facilitate your design efforts. The Database contains SolidWorks, ProE, IGS, STP, DXF, & PDF versions of the files.

To request the Database, please contact us.

General Engineering Capabilities

  • New Product Development, Design Modification, Design Detection & Correction

Special Capabilities

  • Design Enhancement, Design Collaboration, Tooling Design

Operations Management

  • Document Control, Revision Control, Contract Review, Customer Specifications and Standards, Estimating, Planning, CNC Programming, Material Parts Nesting

Quality Assurance

  • In compliance with and certified to ISO 9001:2008.

Data Exchange

  • AutoCAD Inventor
  • Solidworks 2007 and 2008
  • ProEngineer (Pro-E) Wildfire
  • DXF, IGES, STEP for direct importation into our CAD systems.
  • PDF, TIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, and EPS (for graphics)

Special Services

  • ESI-Early Supplier Involvement (Concept)
  • Concurrent Services (Design)
  • Value Add Services (Sustaining)
  • Lean Initiatives and Kaizen Blitzes

Typical Annual Volumes

From prototypes to 10,000 pieces annually

  • Discrete orders, Blanket orders, Quarterly Buys, Annual Contracts

Quality Assurance

  • In compliance with and certified to ISO 9001:2008.

Equipment/Software (As of 10/08)

Special Products uses a wide array of the latest PC based hardware, software, and network systems to efficiently process manufacturing data.

  • AMADA 1E CAM CNC Programming Language and Autonest Dissimilar Part Nesting Package
  • METALSOFT Fabricam and FabriWIN sheetmetal CAD/CAM. Cad data directly usable by Fabrivision Inspection System
  • PRO Engineer 3-D Modeling
  • Sigmanest Nesting Software for Punch and Laser applications
  • Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2000i
  • Metalsoft Fabritrak for Windows Job Shop Control System
  • MS-DOS 6.22, Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Novell Netware 4.1
  • FinnPower NC-Express Nesting and Programming system for Shear Genius Punch/Shear Combination Machines.
  • Esprit 2008 CAM Software for Machining Applications.
  • Solidworks 2008 3-D Modeling
  • Finnpower NcExpress CAD-CAM