Who We Are and What We Do
Upshot works with cannabis industry brands to develop innovative new technologies, devices and products. We're a senior team of industrial designers, mechanical and electrical engineers, rapid prototypers, manufacturing partners and even a physicist! Each member of our team comes from a background of developing complex products within a variety of consumer, industrial and medical industries. One of our specialities focuses on the vaporization process and the many ways in which it can be improved through design and engineering to provide better safety, efficiency and flavor.
Our team of industrial designers, mechanical engineers and rapid prototypers work closely with our physicist to develop new technologies for the cannabis industry. One of our specialities is the vaporization process and its many areas in need of improvement for the cannabis industry such as safety, efficiency and flavor.
Medical Device Development
Our team of industrial designers, mechanical engineers and rapid prototypers work closely with our physicist to develop new cannabis medicinal devices. Our team’s deep experience with traditional medical products goes back 20 years. Combined with our expertise with vaporization, we’re ready for your project.
Consumer Product Development
Our team of industrial designers, mechanical engineers and rapid prototypers work closely with our physicist to develop new cannabis consumer products as well as products for the various tangential industries such as growing, packaging or handling. Our team excels at product development.
The initial phase of a project is typically focused upon research. It can simply be a few hours of internet review and hands on product review; or we can take a deep dive into a particular market or technology segment. Our team is versed at user research as well as technical R&D. We’ve successfully developed and patented technologies for the vaporization market by leveraging our knowledge of physics and product development. Our physicist’s critical, scientific capability to develop new vaporization technologies has been honed by consulting for a multi-billion dollar tobacco company for several years.
The primary phase of a product development project often begins with the design phase. In it, we go through rounds of brainstorming, concept generation and down selecting. Our product concepts are developed to meet the product success criteria agreed upon at the project start. Our senior industrial design team is skilled at finding the right aesthetic to represent each brand we work with. All aspects of the user experience, brand embodiment and functionality are analyzed in our ideation sessions. Throughout our design phase, physical prototyping is often relied upon for design verification. Prototypes can be rough, semi-functional mock-ups or fully functioning and aesthetically pleasing prototypes.
Preparing a product concept for manufacturing is an entire phase of engineering and further prototyping. Our seasoned mechanical and electrical engineers develop appropriate 3D CAD files as necessary for prototyping fully functional models to be tested and analyzed. Final CAD modifications and refinements are completed based upon prototype testing. Frequently, this process of engineering and prototyping is repeated in a loop until the CAD files are ready for manufacturing and the prototypes work flawlessly.
From Our Clients
We're so impressed with the Upshot team. They're on top of their game.
I can't believe how awesome Upshot's concepts look and function! We had no idea our line of products could look like this.
You guys understand the benefits of innovation. When it comes to developing innovative products, you definitely get it.