Our Partners

In 2010, HLB recognized that it could no longer manage and retain state of the art capabilities in all product development disciplines on our own. Accordingly, we reorganized to focus on the core product development disciplines (research, industrial design, mechanical engineering, and design for manufacturing) to develop partnerships with highly regarded firms with capabilities that compliment our own. Over the last 10 years, we have built strong relationships with these chosen firms and have successfully collaborated with them on a large number of successful projects.

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Research: Sylver Consulting

Sylver Consulting is an international innovation research and strategy firm focused on customer-driven insights that lead to market and organizational growth. Sylver is especially strong in marker research, design/user experience, and strategy.



Electrical Engineering: Garrett Technologies

Garrett Technologies specializes in advanced electrical engineering and embedded software development for both medical and consumer products.



Software: DMC

DMC is a project based engineering consulting firm focused on software development and control systems. DMC has helped hundreds of firms increase efficiency and productivity.



Outsourcing: EastBridge

EastBridge services include cost and technical feasibility modeling, design for manufacture and assembly, international sourcing, manufacturing launch, and supply chain management.


Machine Shop

Located in Northern Illinois

Model Shops

Located in Northwest Chicago

3D Printing

Located in Indiana and Northern Illinois