Design, Engineering, and Safety Consulting

Mechanical Engineering:



Continuous Improvement: Cost reduction or quality improvement or current products.


Purchasing/Sourcing Support:​ Supplier development and quoting; both domestic and international.

Research Field Issues: Research reported issues, product performance and use patterns to qualify quality vs safety issues.

Interface with Regulatory Agencies:
 CPSC, NHTSA, Transport Canada and Health Canada. 

Legal Support:
 Support of regulatory issues and product litigation.

Manufacturing/Operations:
PRODUCT DESIGN SERVICES

Each of our clients is different and we strive to tailor our services to fit your unique needs.  We have the experience in and understanding of this industry and market to provide you with the input you need to limit your risk of recalls and exposure to liability risk.


We handle all projects on a time and expense basis.  Estimates for project costs can be provided for any projects upon request. 

REGULATORY AND LITIGATION SUPPORT

Product Labels:

  • Design warning labels with balance between effective communications and product aesthetics.
  • Design decorative product labels and logos to communicate features while enhancing overall product aesthetics and consumer appeal.


Product Instruction Manual:
 Develop consumer friendly instructions through the efficient use of illustrations and verbiage.


Carton Graphics and Collateral:
 Definition of key communication points to design and graphic layout of carton.

PRODUCT QUALITY AND SAFETY
HELPING COMPANIES DEVELOP PRODUCTS SINCE 2001

Concept Development: Creative development and design ideation to develop products to meet market needs, to further develop your concept, or supplement your design resources.


Industrial Design:​ Concept ideation/sketches to product styling/graphics and market testable models.

keeping  innovation safe

DECA was established in 2001 by David Campbell after working in the industry as VP of Engineering and R&D at Century Products for 8 years and at Fisher Price for 24 years before that.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

PROTECTING YOUR HARD WORK



Product Development:

  • Mechanical and structural design to convert product concepts to manufacturable products or to supplement your resources.
  • Provide services ranging from total engineering design solutions with final detail CAD files to creative problem solving sketches applied to specific design issues.
  • Develop product cost estimates for the manufacturing cost of a product.


Product Tooling:

  • Rapid prototype tooling.
  • Domestic and off-shore production tools.


Product Debug and Testing:​ Test and evaluate product design and tooling per customer specifications or specification developed at customer request.

Product Performance and Testing: Define performance criteria and testing requirements based on federal standards, voluntary standards and product application.

Product Safety:

  • Develop warnings for the product and instruction manual defining safe use of the product.
  • Research of specific safety issues to complete review of product design per applicable standards.


Product Quality and Quality Systems:

  • Investigate quality issues, define root cause and recommend design and/or quality improvements.
  • Develop quality specifications for manufacturing of components and assemblies.