Core Ideas

We build innovative products with emerging technologies. We work with clients who are pushing the technological envelope with high-stakes outcomes. We are FAST and we are GOOD at what we do. We’re able to do this because we have a global pool of the most talented multi- disciplinary senior engineers. We’ve also got the equipment and the infrastructure needed to rapidly prototype hardware and software.

Paladin Robotics is more than an engineering consultancy. We’re a network of expert engineers and researchers in high-tech fields. We’re a turn- key research and development lab. We’re a custom manufacturing facility. We have a few ways of working:

  • Instant Startup: Putting together a startup is tough, time-consuming & expensive. We can save you time and money by already having the people, equipment, and know-how you need to build your product. While other startups are figuring out hiring, and building their processes from the ground up, we’re already working on your project and getting a prototype ready to bring to investors.
  • Extend your team: You’ve already got a cutting edge research project and a small team of experts. We extend your in-house team, fill in skill gaps, and increase your bandwidth. Chances are we’ve got skills and equipment that will let your team focus on what they are best at.
  • Custom Equipment: We are prototyping experts, so we’ve really good at making and improving custom machines. In cutting-edge research, there’s sometimes a need for a specialized piece of equipment that doesn’t exist because the market is too small or non-existent.
  • Special Projects: Your very own Skunkworks. We can take responsibility for portions of your product development and help you explore new possibilities. We can manage the project and work autonomously to keep you focused on your core competencies, while keeping you in the driver’s seat.
  • Product Development Team: You’ve got an idea, and you want a team to take it and run with it. We’ll take you step-by-step through the process of getting from concept to market.
  • Micro Manufacturing Facilities: We can do so much more than design and produce a handful of prototypes. We’ve got the skills and the equipment to do low volume manufacturing, which will help you make the transition from prototyping to scale manufacturing with early production. To give you an idea of our capability, here’s some of our fabrication capabilities.

Think of us like a team of engineering mercenaries: ready to add our expertise to make your project awesome. In fact paladin means “a champion for a cause“, and thats what we are: a mercenary company of freelancers that you can hire to champion your project.

Paladin Robotics is a team of engineers & designers who specialize in helping businesses & inventors convert challenging high-tech ideas into
polished, practical products. Some examples of typical work include:

  • Research & Development
  • Prototyping
  • Custom Equipment
  • Product Development
  • Manufacturing & Assembly

In all cases, you own the intellectual property, and we hand over all the work products to you.

Our team specializes in cutting-edge innovation projects. Every member of the team has a graduate degree in their specialty and at least 10 years of post-graduate experience in the field. We have subject matter experts in:

Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing –

Robotics & Automation – this encompasses machine learning and autonomous machines

Mechatronics – The fusion of software, hardware, control systems, and mechanical systems

IoT – Internet of Things

AgriTech –

Consumer electronics, agricultural products, military equipment, medical devices, robotics, smart devices, robotics, automation, IOT, toys, even fishing lures! – it’s fair to say we’ve been successful in many product fields. But our main expertise is in innovative consumer goods, where new technologies make new products possible.

Unless there is an electro-mechanical element intrinsic to the design, we generally can’t help with projects that are purely soft goods (e.g. clothing, luggage, shoes) or software (e.g. apps), but we’re happy to incorporate either as necessary into other designs.

Check out our portfolio for examples of the sort of work we do.

It depends on the project. We can take you from concept all the way through to manufacturing, and all the steps in-between.

Most of our clients receive a package of CAD data (SolidWorks, STEP files, etc.) that’s ready for production – rather than asking factories to spend time & money re-engineering a design for manufacture, we ensure that our 3D files can be sent to tooling the moment you receive them. We also supply whatever level of documentation you require for production, including engineering & inspection drawings.

Most clients request one or more working prototypes for their projects, from rough “breadboard” proofs-of-concept to polished “looks-like works- like” demos of their final product. We’re happy to manufacture & assemble a great-looking, functional prototype for you to show to potential investors & manufacturers.

Finally, we have manufacturing and assembly capability suitable for small pre-production and production runs. We’re like a miniature factory that specializes in small custom runs.

Because we cover a broad range of industries & product types with varying levels of complexity, it’s difficult to estimate what a particular project will cost without carefully evaluating its specific details. Past projects have ranged anywhere from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands.

We caution clients against assuming the simplicity/complexity (& ultimate cost) of their desired goals – we have experience with numerous examples of both deceptively “simple” problems that have required total rethinking from first principles, as well as seemingly intractable problems that were dissolved in seconds by reframing the question.

We’re good at turning a project around in a hurry; many of our clients hire us because their internal engineering staff is swamped with other work, & simply can’t deliver quality results by the desired deadline. However, the more time we have to iterate & polish solutions, the better your final deliverable will be.

The ultimate timeline of your project is up to you. We can throw everything we have at your problem for a week, or spend months carefully looking for the best & smartest way to solve it.

We’re not directly involved with marketing, licensing, or third-party manufacturing, except as they pertain to the design of the product itself. Manufacturing is limited to low volumes. Since we have all the tools and capabilities needs to manufacture prototypes, as part of development process, we are capable of manufacturing small production volumes. We can also help make the transition from small volume production to third- party manufactures. We will frequently work with manufacturers to resolve issues & document running changes to their designs.

We don’t engage in profit-sharing, royalty, or similar programs with our clients.

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