We are a product development team located on the campus at Boise State University. We work with entrepreneurs, start-ups and established companies from within a variety of industries on projects of all sizes. We specialize in concept development, design engineering, and prototyping solutions. For your prototyping needs, we offer on-demand 3D printing and RTV mold making services. Click one of the buttons below to learn more about our product design or prototyping services.
Whether you are interested in creating tangible models to evaluate the look, feel, and performance of your design before investing in expensive tooling, or if you are looking to make production quality models that communicate unique benefits to a specific audience, we have the knowledge and capabilities to make prototypes that reflect the level of detail your project requires.
Our prototyping service offerings include:
- In-house 3D Printing:
- 3D Systems Viper SI2 – Stereolithography Apparatus (SLA) with clear or white resin choices
- 3D Systems ProJet 3500 HD Max – Multi-jet printer with black or white resin choices
- Room Temperature Vulcanizing (RTV) – Low volume production parts range from hard urethane plastic to elastomeric rubber
- Special Surface Finish and Assembly – Professional paint, faux surface finishing, and complex model assembly
- Silicone mold making and urethane part casting
- CAD model rendering packages in Keyshot
We hire bright and motivated students from the engineering school at Boise State University and provide the training, resources, and professional oversight to ensure your project is a success. We pair up our NPD student employees with a full-time specialist or partner. We invite you to play an active role in the design process as we work on your project together.
TechHelp is proud to be a resource for some of Idaho’s most up and coming companies. The NPD Lab employees some of Boise State’s brightest and most innovative students who are working towards their degrees in Mechanical Engineering. TechHelp maintains strong partnerships with organizations such as SGW Designworks, the Small Business Development Center, and C-TAP at Boise State University.
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST MEP)
TechHelp is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP). MEP is a public-private partnership with Centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico dedicated to serving small and medium-sized manufacturers.