Our Process

Clickbio’s core expertise is designing solutions to the problems that exist at the interface of biology and engineered automation systems.


Our technical design team is composed of talented mechanical engineers and scientists with hands-on bench experience. 

Because we understand the nature of laboratory operations, we’re uniquely positioned to design effective solutions.  

 

We accomplish this through an ideate-design-manufacture process.  Here’s how that works:

Understanding the Problem

When you engage with Clickbio, the first step is a conversation with our technical design team. Our immediate goal is to understand the core nature of the problem, and to determine the best path forward to a creation of a workable, cost-effective solution. 

 

Depending on the nature of the problem, we may request that both parties execute a mutual non-disclosure agreement because open communication is key to effective process problem solving.

Design, Prototyping, and Iteration

Once our team has a full grasp of the problem, we’ll collaborate with you to create a list of design requirements and constraints.  This is the document that will guide our engineering team as they design a tool perfectly crafted to solve your problem. We start by modeling the part in CAD software. Once we have your approval, we’ll proceed to prototyping in whichever material is most appropriate.  

We have the ability to create both functional and non-functional prototypes depending on need.  Prototypes are generally produced by 3D printing because of cost and speed advantages, and are available in a variety of materials, including:

  • PLA

  • ABS

  • ASA

  • Soluble Support

  • Stainless Steel-filled

  • SLS Nylon Printing 

  • MJF Nyon Printing

If, once you have a physical prototype in hand, you discover the need for modifications, we enter into a cycle of iterative design.  This is the learn-revise-rinse-repeat process that allows us to make sure the tool we’re creating is perfectly fit to purpose.

Production

Following the iterative design and prototyping process, we will finalize the design and proceed to the manufacturing stage.  We’ll apply whichever methods are most appropriate for the design.  These are some of the materials and processes we have experience applying:

 Injection molding of:

  • Polypropylene

  • Polystyrene

  • Medical-grade platinum-cured silicone

  • Nylon

  • Custom-sintered rare earth magnets

Common CNC machining material options:

  • Aluminum

  • PEEK

  • Polycarbonate

  • Stainless and Tool Steel

  • HDPE

  • Delrin (Acetal)

Finishing: 

  • Polishing, tumbling, media blasting, or bead beating

  • Anodization and Passivation

  • Assembly and testing of complex magnetic and electromechanical devices

  • E-Beam Irradiation

  • Custom packaging

  • Inventory management and order fulfillment.

Once the tool is complete, the product engineer responsible for the design will confirm the tool meets the required specifications. We’ll either ship directly to you, or you can choose to have us manage your inventory and fulfillment logistics

Lead Times

The timeline for development of custom tools varies depending on a number of factors.  We understand that occasionally a last minute “I needed this yesterday” moment arises with tight timelines.  We’ll do our absolute best to work support your needs in the circumstances.

Have we already solved your particular problem?

We maintain an inventory of products that evolved from custom designs. 

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Reno, NV 89501, USA

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