11/5/2018

Conceptualize, design, iterate, prototype, manufacture:

How successful startups navigate the complex world of hardware innovation.

The past decade has seen an explosion of innovative startups changing the concepts of transportation, communication, and automation. Many facets of our lives these days are guided by smart objects that are all intelligently connected and designed to fit seamlessly into our environment.

Products like the Nest Hello video doorbell or the eero wi-fi extender have set new standards for intelligence in our homes and offices. The process of conceptually designing, iterating, prototyping, and eventually manufacturing these products is sophisticated and (relatively speaking) lightning quick.


"The companies that produce these innovative products have very complex design processes, tight release schedules, large supplier networks, and off-site manufacturing challenges."

Paul Stevens, President of Acuity Solutions Inc.

Acuity’s mission is to provide the best CAD/CAM/CAE and PLM software to meet the needs of Hardware start-ups. The companies that produce these innovative products have very complex design processes, tight release schedules, large supplier networks, and off-site manufacturing challenges.

The software that they use to design and manufacture these products has to manage the supplier relationships and intuitively collaborate with manufacturing. It must also be sophisticated in capability with evolving company and product lines, configurable in terms of cloud versus on-premises for data and licensing, and cost effective in terms of value. That is why we represent the NX and Teamcenter software lines from Siemens PLM Software.

Acuity will be hosting a series of videos in the coming months on both Teamcenter (for Product Lifecycle Management) as well as NX for Additive Manufacturing. These videos are a means to introduce to the Startup community (or any size manufacturer) the ease and sophistication of these products.

Our first round of videos will be on Teamcenter this Thursday, Nov. 8th at 10am PST. Click HERE to sign up or have the links sent to you. Or sign up below for more information.

We also offer competitively priced Startup Packages and financing.

We help startups grow.

Paul Stevens

Working his way up from a sales rep position almost 20 years ago, Paul is now the president of Acuity, and has overseen its growth through decades of industry shifts. Today, he manages our expert team, emphasizing focus, quick response, genuine care for clients and a great sense of humor in his staff. He’s also our big-picture thinker, helping guide the company into the future with sound strategy and a growth-mindset for ourselves and our customers. Beyond running the business, Paul is a devoted father of four who enjoys weekends crabbing at the coast, taking on insurmountable challenges with friends, international travel and happy hour.