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Engineering design and contract manufacturing for industrial automation products and sub-systems

Product Resources provides contract manufacturing services to design and build a wide range of industrial automation equipment.

For complete products, sub-systems and sub-assemblies, Product Resources brings a highly technical and multi-disciplined approach to product development outsourcing.

Our end-to-end product development solutions ensures seamless transition from design to manufacturing to field support:

  • Product design/engineering– prototype development, proof of concept, product testing, regulatory compliance
  • Contract manufacturing– complex product assembly and testing, short-to-medium volume
  • Post-production services/support– inventory management, replacement parts, maintenance, calibration, repair

Founded in 1979, Product Resources is regulatory-certified for product design and manufacturing services with specialized certification for intrinsic safety manufacturing in explosive environments.

We specialize in complex instrumentation

Clients turn to us when they want to build complex, technically advanced industrial products.

Product deliverables may include one or more the following:

  • automation
  • robotic applications
  • integrated systems
  • electro-mechanical assembly
  • complex instrumentation
  • electronic systems
  • precision mechanical systems

Our turnkey approach

Product Resources brings the entire product design and development process literally under one roof in our 33,000-square foot facility in Newburyport, MA.

With our one-stop, turnkey approach, we can reduce the inevitable risks of using multiple vendors for different stages in the design and development process.

When you collaborate with Product Resources, you can feel confident that your project will move seamlessly from one step to the next:

  • Product Concept– our industrial designers can take your ideas and show you how a finished product will look and feel.  We use models 3-D simulations and conceptual renderings to help you visualize the end product.
  • Engineering Design – our design engineers will turn your product specifications into working prototypes and proof of concept.
  • Compliance– when ready, our design team will submit your prototypes and related documentation to the appropriate regulatory agencies for certification and approval.
  • Quality– backed by our multiple ISO certifications, you can be sure that quality will be a priority in each step of the planning and product development process.
  • Manufacturing– when your product is ready for the manufacturing phase, we take care of everything.  We procure the raw materials, manage the suppliers, set up the assembly line or work cell and train the technicians and assemblers.
  • Sustaining Services– once your product is in market, we provide the necessary product service and support including product repairs, calibrations and replacement parts.

Our engineering expertise runs deep

It takes a team to bring a new product to market. And often, that means more than one engineering discipline.

At Product Resources, we have put together a group of highly skilled engineers from multiple disciplines to meet the various product needs of our clients.

This expertise includes:

  • industrial design
  • mechanical engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • embedded systems design
  • software development
  • printed circuit board design
  • manufacturing engineering

While our in-house engineers can meet the needs of most of our clients, we recognize that some projects occasionally require additional skills.  For those situations, we also have on-call access to very specialized engineers and engineering teams.

Keeping an eye on quality

You may not know us, but you know what ISO quality certification means.  And we have what you’re looking for.  We are:

  • ISO 9001:2015 – approved for engineering design, development, manufacturing and service
  • ISO 13485:2016 – approved for medical device manufacturing and service. Both approvals are certified by TUV.

Regulatory compliance

Every design and development project needs to move forward with one eye steadily focused on the appropriate regulatory requirements.

Which requirements you face will depend on your industry, the product you’re creating and where you plan to distribute it.

Every product will be subject to a range of consumer protection, environmental, workplace safety and performance standards.

Compliance is needed throughout the product development process– from the suppliers’ raw materials to the design and manufacturing process to distribution and supply chain management.

We work in accordance with all major industry standards such as CSA, FM, CE, and UL.  Our team has experience with regulatory agencies from all parts of the globe.

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