Experienced Product Design & Technical Services

Your Reliable Design Partner in Niagara

With passion from product development to manufacturing and beyond, Riganelli Design provides everything you need to design, prototype, manufacture, and market exceptional products. Based in the heart of Niagara, we work with small and mid-sized businesses across a wide range of industries in North America and across the globe. We’ll work closely with you through our tried and tested product development process, leveraging the latest technology to deliver results that exceed your expectations. With a wide range of capabilities, we’re uniquely positioned to offer end-to-end product development, specific technical services, manufacturing support, and more.
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About Us

Riganelli Design is a small design firm that brings a lot to the table. Our mission is to be your reliable design partner, whether you're a new startup or an established operation, and to provide everything you need to innovate in your industry - our talented engineering designers and in-house machine shop are ready to go to work for you. We put a big focus on developing long-term relationships with our clients through effective communication and top notch service.

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Marcus with Riganelli Automation was amazing. He really brought all the skills to the table that we needed to bring our vision into reality. We worked with them to develop the plastic enclosure for our electronic device and will continue to work with them in the future, whether that be for designing other components for our device or developing a system to automate our manufacturing process. The entire process working with Riganelli Automation was so easy. We can't say enough great things about these guys. 100% recommended.

Our Process

Here’s our process in short. Visit our process page to read more details about each step.

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Give us a call or send us an email, we’d love to learn more about your project. We’ll offer some initial suggestions to get you heading in the right direction. No commitment and no charge.

Planning, Design and Analysis

We’ll work with you to set technical requirements, timelines, and budgets while discussing the technology and processes we’ll be using. With your idea taking rough shape, we’ll translate early sketches or illustrations into detailed 3D models capturing all of the elements digitally. When your project requires it, we can provide kinematic studies, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and more to optimize your design.

Technical Drawings

Based on the 3D models we create, we generate clear and accurate technical drawings. Complex assemblies are made simple with exploded views and parts lists. Multi-step process parts like castings and weldments are broken down step-by-step. Sheet metal flat patterns make production faster and more efficient. Our comprehensive drawing packages are easy to understand and take you one step closer to production. 

Prototyping and Manufacturing Support

We have a number of prototyping platforms available for use including 3D printers, CNC mills, CNC lathes, EDM machines, inspection equipment, and more. Our network of vendor partners extends our expertise with sheet metal, welding, casting, finishing, and other capabilities. Once you’re set on a design, we can help you make 1, 10, or millions. We have connections with many different types of production facilities in North America and around the world. In the final stage of production, your idea takes full form.

Capabilities

With a wide range of capabilities, we’re uniquely positioned to offer end-to-end product development, ongoing design assistance, manufacturing support, and more.

Whether you are developing a commercial or industrial product, have a machine design or automation project, or need custom tooling, we offer a number of technical services including:

Mechanical Design

CAD is just a tool and drawings are just the last step - there's a lot more that goes into a successful design. That said, our drawings are always clean, easy to understand, and optimized for efficient manufacturing.

Electrical & Mechatronics

Often mechanical and electrical go hand in hand. We have experience with motion systems, motor sizing, control systems, operator interfaces, custom PCBs, consumer electronics, and more.

Kinematics / Simulation

A kinematic study is essential in machine design to verify design intent. It's also useful to communicate complex designs to stakeholders, technical or otherwise.

Injection Molded Parts

Injection molded parts are accurate, lightweight, inexpensive, and able to be mass produced. We develop part designs ready to go to the mold shop. We can also check fill times, projected part quality, weld locations, cycle time, and more to optimize the design.

Weldments, Sheet Metal, & Castings

We're experts at designing multi-step production parts requiring careful planning. Hierarchical drawing packages detail castings (and patterns), complex weldments, and sheet metal assemblies at each stage of manufacturing.

Jigs, Fixtures, & Gauges

Just tell us how you need to assemble, hold, or measure your part and we'll design and build a custom solution for your production team. With a fast turnaround and integrated precision machine shop, we look forward to saving you time and money.

Custom Tooling

Forge & trim dies, bend tooling, custom cutters, roll dies, sheet metal stamping, molds and patterns - our team has designed and manufactured all sorts of completely custom tooling. Save money with efficiency gains and short payback periods.

Reverse Engineering

We can generate CAD data from existing parts or assemblies and use them to apply design improvements, create visualizations, or produce new drawings. Using either manual measurements or a CMM Romer arm, we can capture any geometry.

Prototyping

Many of our designs are 3D printed to verify fit and function before money is spent on tooling. We can have a prototype made in a day, and quickly iterate on designs. Our machine shop can quickly produce production quality prototypes as well in plastic or metal.

Machine Shop

In addition to producing parts for machine builds and product prototypes, we also offer low volume production for products or parts that fit our shop's machining capabilities.

Visualizations

Present new product designs to stakeholders early with photorealistic renders, or market products before they're manufactured. For industrial projects, we can use visualizations to communicate design features or machine operation.

Virtual Reality

VR in design and manufacturing? Trust us, it's amazing! Walk through your new production floor months before it's built, explore a new machine concept from the inside, and so much more. With our mobile VR equipment, we can come to your office for a design review unlike any other.

Finite Element Analysis

We use Inventor Nastran, a top tier FEA package, to perform a number of advanced analyses: linear & nonlinear static, buckling, modal, transient response, frequency response, shock/drop tests, fatigue, and heat transfer.

Computational Fluid Dynamics

We use Autodesk CFD to analyze fluid flow and heat transfer for electronics cooling, hydraulic or pneumatic products, free water surface effects, and other complex scenarios.

Capabilities

We love managing complex projects from start to finish - everything from concept generation to design alternatives, engineering calculations and simulations, drawings, prototypes, product manuals, certifications, visualizations, manufacturing, and more!
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Often mechanical and electrical go hand in hand. We have experience with motion and control systems, motor sizing, operator interfaces, and general industrial automation for all applications.
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No matter what you call it, a kinematic study is essential in machine design to verify design intent. It's also very useful to communicate complex designs to stakeholders, technical or otherwise.
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CAD is just a tool and good drawings are just the last step - there's a lot more that goes into a successful design. That said, we use the latest software (and we can work with any formats you use), and our drawings are always well thought out and easy to understand.
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We can generate CAD data from existing parts or assemblies and use them to apply design improvements, create visualizations, or produce new drawings. Using either manual measurements or a CMM, we can capture any geometry.
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Many of our designs are 3D printed to verify fit and function before money is spent on tooling. We can have a prototype printed in a day, and quickly iterate on designs. We also have access to some of the largest 3D printers in Canada.
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Our in house machine shop supports our automation and product design projects, so we can design and build your custom equipment or products faster and for less.
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Injection molded parts are accurate, lightweight, inexpensive, and able to be mass produced. If your product can sustain high volumes, we can produce part designs ready to go to the mold shop. We can also perform a preliminary fill simulation to check fill times, part quality, weld locations, cycle time, and more.
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We have experience in the design of all types of weldments, sheet metal assemblies, and castings, and are ready to incorporate them into your project.
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New product designs benefit from high quality renders with photorealistic materials. For industrial projects, we can use visualizations to communicate design features or machine operation. If you're in the early stages of a design, we can explore concepts with industrial design as well.
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VR in design and manufacturing? Trust us, it's amazing! Walk through your new production floor months before it's built, explore a new machine concept from the inside, and so much more. With our mobile VR equipment, we'll come to your office for a design review unlike any other.
Learn More>
We use Inventor Nastran, a top tier FEA package, to perform a number of advanced analyses: linear & nonlinear static, buckling, modal, transient response, frequency response, shock/drop tests, fatigue, and heat transfer. We use Autodesk CFD to analyze fluid flow and heat transfer for electronics cooling, hydraulic or pneumatic products, free water surface effects, and HVAC room designs.
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