Add immersive insight into market, standards, best practices, competition, history of developments and related science to help inform your designs.

Product Development

Get a fresh set of eyes to help define, develop, and de-bug your ideas into concrete manufacturable products. Find actionable improvement solutions for design and production in a short-term, targeted consult.


Achieve proof of concept with 3D CAD models, and hands-on scale to actual size working prototypes. 3D printing and CNC capable in a variety of materials. Demo models and test pieces can help get consumer feedback, test for usability, and provide insight for sales. 

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Tam Black is a multidisciplinary design consultant, an avid member of the maker scene, and a lifetime learner.

She combines her hands on experience with manual manufacturing methods, her passion for industrial production processes, and her education in design thinking to bring a cumulative perspective on the art of prototyping and design for manufacture. She teaches building and crafting techniques on-site at Artisan's Asylum in Somerville, Massachusetts, and online classes for LinkedIn Learning.

Tam's specialties include design for manufacture, design for assembly, prototyping, and production scale-up. You can find her on Instagram

Engine Exploration
Corkscrew CAD Rendering
Clamp Assessment

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Production Scale-Up

Your product generates large numbers of orders, more than in-house production can keep up with. Now you need to find alternative means of manufacture, or develop new processes to ensure you meet demand but remain cost effective. Get knowledgeable help in meeting this challenge to ease business scale up.

Manufacturing Consulting

Help with choosing the right manufacturing process, production process improvements, design for manufacture, assembly, and more.


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