Creative Design Network

Design. Engineer. Prototype.

Full Service Product Development Firm

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30 Years of Refining our Processes

Product Development Services

Creative Design Network, Inc. is a product development firm located in the heart of the Midwest’s manufacturing belt. Our product development services include research, industrial design, engineering, prototyping, and contract manufacturing all at one facility, enabling us to react quickly and work seamlessly to meet the needs of our clients’ high priority projects.

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Brainstorming

We have built a think tank of creative professionals and refined our brainstorming processes over nearly three decades designing and refining everything from consumer products to large industrial machinery.

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Industrial Design

Product design ultimately takes the desires of end-users and transforms them into a component or finished product that will creatively address all aspects of their needs while producing a positive return on the investment (ROI).

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Engineering

Our engineers do not just design products; they have hands-on experience fabricating prototypes and production products in our shop, resulting in a mindset focused on manufacturability.

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Prototyping

Our team is capable of producing models ranging from detailed visual models through fully functional engineering prototypes; from a single component for validation to low-volume production assemblies.

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Contract Manufacturing

We execute component manufacturing and product assembly runs for low-volume products, or to bridge the gap between the development process and full scale production

What Sets Us Apart

Flexible Design Services

Not only do we offer a wide range of product development services that most other design firms don’t typically offer, but we can also pick up at any point in your project’s timeline.  Whether you need only one of our product development services, or all of them, we are flexible to best suit our clients unique project needs.

Low-Volume Manufacturing

All within the same facility as our product development engineers, we also offer short run production and low-volume manufacturing. This allows you to get your product to market faster with the added advantage of eliminating high volume tooling production costs.

Rapid Turnaround Times

In the hot seat with a fast approaching deadline? From visual models for your next trade show event, to custom machined or additive manufactured parts, our clients turn to us when they need results delivered quickly, without abandoning the overall quality of the project.

Team Effort

Your project isn’t just another project to us. We take the time to understand your goals and become mutually invested and passionate in the success of it. Our client relationships are very important to us, which is why our clients return to us year after year.

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Who We Are

For over 30 years, Creative Design Network, Inc. (CDN) has been playing a vital role in supporting the plans of engineering teams engaged in the product design and development of consumer, commercial and healthcare products.

Our talented team of designers, engineers, and model builders is very passionate about product design and they bring a mix of creativity, experience and art to every product they develop.  We work very closely with our customers on a personal level and share the same goals for the success of their products.

We take our work very seriously, but in a casual, fun environment that results in a culture of innovation and creative ideas.

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Featured Projects

Solo-Step

Fall Protection System

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Solo-Step

Fall Protection System

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SGM Industries

TB220 Turf Brush

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SGM Industries

TB220 Turf Brush

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Wilscot

Featherweight Spray Boom

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Wilscot

Featherweight Spray Boom

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Fermi Observatory

Since its launch on June 11th, 2008, NASA’s experiments using the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope have discovered pulsars, proved that supernova remnants can accelerate particles to near the speed of light, monitored eruptions of black holes in distant galaxies, and found giant bubbles linked to the central black hole in our own galaxy. CDN was proudly entrusted to finalize and manufacture the iridium-coated aluminum micrometeoroid shields and gamma ray burst sensor mounting frames for this highly sensitive equipment along with a vacuum test chamber for prelaunch validation. Already 10 years in service, the Fermi Observatory continues to make tremendous new discoveries!

Testimonials

“When our plates are full, I’m lucky to have Robert and the CDN guys available to pitch in when and where needed. They are experienced, competitively priced, and have earned my trust. On a recent project the CDN team was able to facilitate our brainstorming needs, provide concept sketches, execute CAD models & renderings, provide SLA prototypes and deliver tool-ready geometry all within a condensed timeframe. They’re a great partner, fun to work with and I sincerely appreciate their commitment to the success of our business.”
Product development services utilized by San Jamar
Mike Young
Senior Engineering Manager, San Jamar
"CDN has been with us since we started development of the Turf Brush in 2009, and provides the engineering, prototyping, manufacturing, quality control, warehousing, packaging and shipping services for our product, as well as keeping tabs on any warranty and service issues, and producing our brochures and manuals. We have thoroughly enjoyed the friendly, yet very professional relationship that the entire staff at CDN has maintained with us over the years. CDN has undoubtedly been a major influence on the continued success of our company!
Product development services utilized by SGM
Jeff Scott
VP, SGM Industries

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