Frequently Asked Questions.

What services do you provide?

We offer CAD modeling, prototyping, analysis, engineering drawings, and fixture/tool design services at a professional level. By working with manufacturers, we know how to optimize designs for the best manufacturing results.

 

 

What CAD platform do you use?

SolidWorks; current annual release.  We are backward compatible if you have data in an older version.

 

 

How do you deliver this service?

Depending on the type of help you need, we are able to blend various options, including:

 

Utilize InterLink’s Engineering Staff (and extended supply base) through our Phoenix Design Center. This is the best option if you are developing a new product and need a combination of skill sets.

 

Bring on a temporary CAD designer to work at your facility.  This is helpful if you want to oversee moment-to-moment progress or when you want to provide more detailed direction.

 

Recruit a direct-hire CAD designer or engineer for your company. Designers have a range of experience levels and skillsets to choose from. We know most of them and are constantly interviewing and testing new graduates

 

 

What value does your service provide?

It’s On-Demand, so we are available when and as needed and you pay accordingly. This reduces your engineering costs while also keeping your development budget under control. Additionally, our temporary or direct-hire services can be a great help to your HR department because we know design and manufacturing and take on some of the associated risks of a new hire. Your engineering staff and/or HR department can spend their time on more important things, like ensuring the job is done.

 

 

Do you provide any services as part of a package?

When you need a designer, you also need the workstation and software licenses. We can deliver this as a package so that you do not have any wasted time or money before or after your project.

 

For product development, we provide a managed suite of services. We coordinate our supply base of engineering talent to deliver a complete solution to your project.

 

 

Has COVID affected your ability to deliver?

Luckily, several of our team members started working remotely in 2018 and set up systems that made a nearly fully remote workforce possible during quarantine. While we could not have anticipated the pandemic, we didn’t skip a beat when it happened. We now offer established team members the ability to work from home most of the week. Although, like most companies, we did have a decrease in business in 2020, if anything, COVID has strengthened us in terms of delivering quality work on schedule.

 

One thing has changed though, and that’s the availability of talent: it is becoming harder to locate qualified designers. That may be reason enough to try our services; we provide free consultations to determine if there is a fit, so there is no risk to find out. Then, when the inevitable crunch comes, you’ll be ready.

 

 

How can my business hire you?

Clients typically keep us on a retainer to be available whenever needed. Your finance department will contact us to initiate setting up InterLink as a supplier. We will respond rapidly to all requests, but this step can take anywhere from a few days to a few months. This is one more reason to contact us to set up a brief discussion to see if we can help you. Now. Not later, when it becomes urgent.

 

 

How is the retainer managed?

Very much like an escrow account. Anything not used is available to be refunded, should the need arise. Keeping InterLink on a retainer for the times that you do need extra support helps in several ways.  First, all business paperwork between our company and yours is already in place. A PO can be issued, invoices received, etc. Basically, we can do business together when we need to.  All that you need to do is make a phone call, and help shows up.

 

 

Are you reputable?

We’ve been in business since 2004, with many of our clients returning again and again with new projects. Our leadership team has over 75 years of combined experience in various manufacturing sectors. Our in-house design staff is certified by SolidWorks Corporation and new hires are put to the test to verify skill level. If you hire a designer through us, you can rest assured that they have the hard skills you need.

 

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