WHO WE ARE

COVE was founded as a engineering-focused product development consultancy with a focus on accelerating development programs. 


Our team can help you quickly visualize solutions to help your team understand the tradeoffs in different designs.

 

We can work with surfaces in CAD to explore ID concepts, while designing internal components (PCBAs, batteries, keypads, mechanisms etc) for manufacturing and assembly. With over 10+ years of Solidworks experience, we can jump in quickly and help move your program forward, and with a large pool of flexible contractor resources, we can drive your project to success.

With experience and a deep network of manufacturers both in the US and China, we can estimate BOM costs early and confidently for low-mid-high volume production. This manufacturing network allows us to build prototypes quickly for testing and improving designs.

We're also consulting on Additive Manufacturing techniques in prototyping and production. How can you use this technology?
What do all the technology acronyms mean: SLS, FDM, SLA, DMLS, LFS, CLIP, PJ, FFF,...etc? How should you pick which to use?

Let's discuss how we can help you win!

Call us, we're always looking for new ways to help. 

OUR VISION

Making Ideas Real with creative, quick-turn engineering services.

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CALEB VAINIKKA

PRINCIPAL ENGINEER

SKILLS:

Systems Engineer – Electrical, Mechanical, Software

Mechanical Engineering

Design for Manufacturing

Injection Molding Expert

Solidworks Modeling - Expert

Concept ideation/sketching


FUN FACT:

Rides a 6’ Giraffe Unicycle and Juggles (but not at the same time)

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CHRIS REDINGER

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

SKILLS:

Mechanical design (Fit, tolerance, FEA)

Engineering Documentation

Device Drawings

Assembly Processes

Solidworks Modeling - Advanced

Concept ideation/sketching


FUN FACT:

Resident ping pong expert

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TIMO LEPPANEN

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

SKILLS:

Solidworks Modeling - Intermediate

Manufacturing Drawings

Electrical/Software design/development
Mechatronic design
PCBA Layout


FUN FACT:
Speaks fluent Finnish

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JOE VAINIKKA

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

SKILLS:

Industrial design (Form, Ergonomics, CMF)

3D Rendering (photorealistic)

Solidworks Modeling - Basic

Concept ideation/sketching

Toy/Game Design


FUN FACT:
Got rear-ended by a Tesla that was on Autopilot

LET'S BUILD A PROTOTYPE TOGETHER!

Caleb Vainikka

Founder, CEO, Principal Engineer

24 S. Olive St #300, Waconia MN, 55387

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8a-4p Central

763-229-9516

caleb@cove.design

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