I provide innovative product design solutions for the consumer, industrial, medical, scientific, military, and transportation industries. Projects can be seen though any and all stages of the design process, from an initial concept up to manufacturing. I am passionate about creating quality, beneficial, and successful products.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Expert 3D solid modeling using SolidWorks® Premium and Autodesk® Fusion 360® CAD software, with over 10,000 hours of CAD experience and a purpose-built, top-of-the-line Boxx CAD workstation
Design For Manufacturing (DFM)
By considering manufacturing throughout the entire design process, I can not only ensure it is possible to produce your product, but that it will be optimized for manufacturing methods that are tailored to your specific needs.
I am an expert at designing for the following manufacturing methods:
Plastic Injection Molding (PIM)
Metal Injection Molding (MIM)
CNC Turning - Lathe and Swiss Screw
EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining)
CNC Milling, Routing, and Turning
EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining)
Laser Cutting and Engraving/Marking
Water Jet Cutting
Swiss Screw Machining
3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
Thermoforming and Vacuum Forming
Reverse Engineering and 3D Scanning
Analyze, recreate and improve an existing product using precision measuring tools, 3D scanning, and/or photogrammetry to bring a physical object into a 3D CAD workspace
Computer Simulation and Analysis
See the stresses, strains, deflections, deformations, motion, interferences, temperature distributions, fluid flows, wind loading, aerodynamics, and failures related to your product before spending a dime to build it. Cost effectively test, iterate, and optimize your design in a short time frame.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Static Force, Thermal, Frequency, Buckling, Drop Test, Fatigue, and Pressure Vessel Simulation
Linear, Nonlinear, and Linear Dynamic Analysis
Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis
Fluid Flow Simulation
Simulations and analysis can be performed on individual components or entire assemblies
A blazing-fast overclocked and water-cooled purpose-built 4.8 GHz BOXX workstation and supplementary workstations allow for quick results, high mesh densities, overnight scheduling of consecutive simulations and load-sharing between multiple PCs, so I can provide fast and economical simulation results that don't skimp on accuracy or resolution.
Photorealistic Renderings and Animations
Accurately visualize and demonstrate your product before it is built for design feedback, to entice investors, or for marketing materials
Can your envisioned product be manufactured efficiently? Is it's intended functionality even possible? The vast majority of new product ideas are never realized, often after a huge amount of time and money has been expended. I can provide the vital information you need to know before heavily investing in a new idea. I can estimate development and manufacturing costs. I can provide solutions you have not considered and help determine the best way to proceed. Identify risks and choose the most promising direction early on. Get an opinion from someone who hears thousands of new product ideas every year and has seen what is successful and what flops. I can provide you with initial direction, potentially saving you thousands. I won't hold back ideas. If I see any flaws or major obstacles that will need to be overcome, I will be brutally honest with you.
IoT Mechanical Hardware Design
I can contribute an essential piece of the development of your IoT (Internet of Things, i.e. “smart” or “connected”) device - the mechanical hardware. I have a wealth of experience collaborating with other designers, including electrical engineers, and can work to seamlessly integrate the mechanical and electrical components that form your device, I can also serve as project manager, coordinating the various aspects of development.
A well-equipment, in-house prototyping shop, including professional 3D printing, machining, sheet metal fabrication, electronics, and assembly capabilities, combined with a network of third-party manufacturers covers all possible physical prototyping needs, from proof-of-concept models to finished products.
Thinking of patenting your new product? If I have already done design work on the product, you are in a prime position to take advantage of my professional patent drawing services. Benefits include reduced prices, faster turnaround times, dimensionally perfect drawings, and a stronger drawings strategy from already being intimately familiar with your product. I produce professional illustrations for both U.S. and international design patents, utility patents (aka non-provisional patents), and provisional applications.
I can work from any type of reference, including sketches, photos, CAD files, a description, or a physical model. After receiving the information I need, I will provide an exact price quote, a descriptive list of the figures to be produced, and a delivery date. I require a 100% up-front payment prior to beginning work. Drawings are delivered as a ready-to-file PDF via email.
I provide value in the following ways:
Rather than having a fixed per-sheet (or per-figure) rate, I provide a custom quote for every project. If your drawings are simpler than average, they will cost less than average. This also means I won't shy away from complex figures that your application may need to have the best protection.
I have developed a unique process, a perfect marriage between engineering and art, utilizing my professional CAD abilities. Using this process, I can create superior drawings in less time, allowing me to charge less and have faster turnaround times.
I produce drawings that follow all requirements (USPTO and/or PCT/International), so your application doesn't get rejected.
If the time ever comes that you need to enforce your patent, my drawings provide the best possible protection. They precisely match your product (directly referenced from 3D CAD files) to eliminate any potential discrepancy. I can create drawings that provide the broadest protection through strategic use of techniques, such as the use of broken lines to depict unclaimed portions, additional embodiments, environmental views, section views, detail views, texture and material representation, etc.
Ready-to-file! Save time! You will receive high-quality (vector) PDFs with proper shading, line weights, margins, figure labels, lead lines, fonts, sheet numbers etc. that can be filed along with your application as-is. They will be sent as a single PDF and are ready to submit.
While every patent drawing job receives a custom quote, which greatly depends on the amount of work to be done, the following pricing can be used as a rough guideline. Drawing sets start at $1,000 and go up from there depending on complexity and the number of figures. Typical costs average out to be around $80-$150 per figure, although lower or higher per figure costs are possible.
Published Drawing Examples
The following is a selection of recently published patents for which I created drawings. I never share my work until it is publicly available (which typically takes one to three years). Click the links below to open the published patents.
USPTO Design Patents
US D815,455 S - Toothbrush Holder
US D807,534 S - Directional Controls
US D800,538 S - Caliper Crack Mark
US D799,939 S - Caliper Crack Mark
US D799,938 S - Caliper Crack Mark
US D799,921 S - Collar Wrench
US D799,920 S - Breakout Wrench
US D798,919 S - Pipe Splitting Tool and Base
US D789,183 S - Cable Button
US D785,969 S - Self Draining Soap Dish
US D782,275 S - Double Latch Lever
US D782,274 S - Rear Gripper Latch
US D779,681 S - Staircase
US D779,572 S - Spur Handle Bursting Head
US D774,167 S - Front Manifold Lever
US D771,480 S - Caliper Crack Mark
US D767,007 S - Gear Box Cover Plate
US D767,006 S - Gear Box Cover Plate
US D765,922 S - Pet Mat
US D759,740 S - Gear Box Cover Plate
US D759,739 S - Gear Box Cover Plate
USPTO Non-Provisional (Utility) Patents
US 10,184,861 B2 - Structural Element Crack Monitoring Device and Method
US 10,006,231 B2 - Double Lever Latch Device
US 10,006,207 B2 - Open Stair Case with Center Uncut Stringer
US 2018-0146721 A1 - Material Having an Expandable Portion
Adam Freund Design LLC has been bringing innovative, beneficial, and successful physical product ideas to life since 2012. We are located in beautiful Bozeman, Montana and serve businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide. I pronounce “Freund” the same as “friend”.
With over six years of full-time, professional product design experience and over 120 projects completed, I have the experience needed to make your idea a reality, My design work has spanned a more diverse range than I had previously thought possible. Things never get old! My favorite part of my work is coming up with creative design solutions. I have also developed my own products, co-founded a startup, and been awarded multiple patents. I enjoy rock climbing, backcountry skiing, trail running, camping, playing harmonica, and spending time with my wife.
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2008-2012, University of Maine, Orono, ME, magna cum laude