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Nerdian Product Design and Manufacturing in the Heart of San Francisco by Ian Coll McEachern

Nerdian Inc.’s “San Francisco Design Lab”

As companies decide to manufacture again in America, new product design becomes an essential part of the process. Often companies do not have the technical design staff or the bandwidth to design new products themselves and so they look for outsourced design firms. One such company is Nerdian Inc. in the heart of San Francisco.

Ian Coll McEachern, experienced in the world of engineering and design, has recently opened the doors to Nerdian Inc.’s “San Francisco Design Lab.” This state-of-the-art facility, along with its sister company, Golden Gate Molders, is redefining the landscape of product design and boutique manufacturing services in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Design Lab is more than just a workspace; it’s an incubator for innovation. Equipped with the latest 3D printers, injection molding machines, CNC machines, and more, the lab offers a comprehensive suite for developing and refining products. From small disposable medical devices to complex surgical robotics, the lab is designed to meet diverse and challenging design needs.

Bridging Distances with Virtual Collaboration

What sets the Design Lab apart is its integrated Zoom and live streaming studio, which allows for real-time, collaborative work from any location in the world. This unique feature enables clients and team members to engage in the design process as if they were in the lab, fostering a collaborative environment that transcends geographical barriers.

One of the industries making a return to America is plastics, with its fast turnaround expectations of customers. Complementing the Design Lab’s capabilities, Golden Gate Molders is the only injection molder in San Francisco. Specializing in quick-turn and specialty injection molding services, Golden Gate Molders is equipped to handle projects with precision and efficiency, making it a valuable asset in the manufacturing chain.

A Commitment to Quality and Innovation

Under McEachern’s leadership, both Nerdian Inc. and Golden Gate Molders are committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in product design and manufacturing and to helping manufacturing companies return to America. By leveraging extensive experience in the field and the advanced tools at their disposal, these companies are not just meeting industry demands – they are setting new standards – a theme repeated in companies returning to the U.S. With the San Francisco Design Lab and Golden Gate Molders at the forefront, Ian Coll McEachern is leading the charge in creating products that not only meet the demands of today but pave the way for reshoring manufacturing.

Daisie Hobson

Daisie Hobson is a Director at the Reshoring Institute and an engineer with many years of experience in manufacturing and project management.

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