Research is key to getting great value in most cases. Understanding your options and getting quotes and estimates from multiple sources on your engineering & prototyping is no exception. Customers who do their research often get the most value so it’s important to weigh your options!
So who should you get your quotes from?
Engineering Quotes by Tresca Design
Let’s get this out of the way, of course, we think one of the companies you should get an engineering quote from is us. You knew we’d say that.
Why do we think this? Well, that’s easy! Tresca Design is trusted to work in multiple industries and we never shy away from thinking big to provide simple solutions to complex problems. That means we’re committed to being your engineering partner, your success is our success.
Tresca Design has end-to-end prototyping capabilities where our engineers work to understand your problem, design a solution within your requirements, and help you manufacture your final product. We take pride in our work and the quality that our flexible team can provide.
Great! Now, who else?
We suggest starting with a low-cost overseas quote. This way you can get a baseline on price. You must take into consideration however the logistics costs that an overseas supplier will incur on your project. It’s important to understand what you can and can’t do on your own so this quote is especially important. Let’s take a look at each.
Overseas or Low-Cost Engineering Consultant Quotes
There are lots of overseas consultants or low-cost consultants who offer engineering work which is why we encourage you to get quotes from these organizations. They will often promise similar work but you have to wonder, why are they cheaper and promising the same amount of work? These consultants often have lower costs than established and more experienced firms since they do not have a lot of the overhead, tools, resources, and experienced personnel on staff.
Consultants are also not your partner. This is important to understand because they earn their money by moving from one project to the next as quickly as possible. Your success IS NOT their success. In the case of Tresca Design, however, we succeed on a project when our client is happy with the outcome. We will always go above and beyond to ensure we meet the specific goals that were established at the beginning of our collaboration together. If you want to learn more about the difference between an engineering consultant and an engineering partner firm, be sure to read this blog.
Things that you should pay attention to include:
- How do they communicate with you?
- How is their customer service?
- The amount of experience that they have.
- Their commitment to working with you and being a partner.
- How are their previous clients talking about them?
- What is their policy on iterations? Engineering work often has unforeseen challenges that come up, it is important to understand what a consultant’s policy is when these issues happen.
- Ask if they outsource any of the work they do.
- Talk to them about future support you will receive from them if that is something that you think you will need.
Design Quotes From Yourself
Now, your options are working with someone else or on your own. If you’re a company looking to offload engineering and design work, you may be up against the clock and need engineers to support your work to make sure projects get done on time. Analyzing the pros and cons of outsourcing the engineering work or not will greatly help in your decision. You will be able to choose the option that better fits your priorities.
On the other hand, you may be an individual with an idea for a new project but don’t know where to start to make it happen. This is where you need to say, what are my skills, and can I get this done with the tools, resources, and connections that I have. If the answer is no and you’d still like to get the idea created, talking with an engineering firm to see where they can help you is a great start to having your vision come true! Finding the right firm to help you make your idea a reality is vital to not only the success of your product but your future mindset for creation as well.
Working With The Right Partner
We hope you find this information useful and encourage you to do as much research as you need before making your decision! We know we’re not your only option, however, when we do work with you, we consider ourselves partners and our job in that partnership is to ensure you achieve your goals. No matter what your goals are, we are here to help.
Working with a company like Tresca Design will aid you in the entire process; from start to finish. Your success is our success, from plan to product. Contact us today to get a quote on your engineering or prototyping needs.