Features That Distinguish Omnica as an Uncommon
Design and Engineering Resource.
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device development is our core business.
We're not an assembly house, a plastics
molding company, or a manufacturer pretending to be a full-service product
development firm. We don't spend time filling the pipeline for a
manufacturing arm or servicing horizontal markets. Our specialty is the
integration of complex technologies and systems into real products.
2. Our in-house teams have
diversified backgrounds and multi-industry expertise.
Most are long-term employees who
anticipate each other's needs and are comfortable working together. Low
turnover means that when you are ready for a next-gen series of
development activity, critical members of the team who worked on your
project will likely be available.
The unwritten information they share
regarding an earlier iteration of a development program is in-depth
knowledge a new team could not possibly know. Industry terms the
phenomenon “tribal knowledge” - insights which can substantially
affect project timelines. These qualities equip us to handle highly
technical projects with little ramp-up time.
3. We continue to invest in unique
time-saving tools found only in specialized machine shops and niche
Our equipment list (too long for this
article) includes a waterjet, FDM modelers, sheet metal equipment,
plastics forming and casting tools, CNC machinery, injection molding, and
Extensive resources enable us to
prototype and build all of the in-house projects we design, trimming
significant time (sometimes months) from development programs. In most
cases we have the ability to control the entire design process, start to
finish, with little or no outside help.
4. You know exactly how your money is being
Years ago we developed a new
revolutionary software program we call ”TimeUser”. For each of our
clients it allows us to track time allocated, and capture the work history
of multiple tasks associated with their project. These activities are
converted to manpower logs, which are used to create weekly invoices.
Every step of the way, we can update clients on all that has been
accomplished on their project.
The TimeUser database we've compiled
since its inception benefits our future clients in another way. When we
build proposals for new projects, we have the ability to compare current requirements with similar projects developed in the past. With an
average of 100 development programs per year, we’ve compiled a huge
project database. Access to these cost reference points adds a significant
degree of reliability when we're attempting to anticipate the probable
scope of a new challenge.
5. Most of our business comes from referrals
and returning customers.
A number of firms rely on us as their
design and engineering “hired guns”. Some of these relationships span
multiple product generations over many years. For example, one client for
whom we developed their original infusion pump controller has employed
Omnica for the second and third generation iterations, spanning a period
of 20 years.
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