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Advanced multidisciplinary projects

We’ll be the first to admit that we don’t know everything—but we do know how to assemble the right team to get your prototype or research and development project off the ground (literally in some cases). Regardless if it’s advanced sensors and flight systems, or your next great as-seen-on-tv product idea—we're equally as comfortable working with inventors, entrepreneurs, PhD scientists and aerospace engineers as we are with everyone else.

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Embedded systems and firmware development

Clutch has years of experience designing and developing various embedded systems prototypes—from 8-bit microcontrollers to FPGA’s and beyond. We like Atmel AVR and ARM Cortex M3 for general applications –you just can’t beat their bang for the buck. Whether you need high-level firmware in C/C++ or highly optimized assembly code for your time-critical interrupt service routines –we can help.

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Electronic prototyping

From initial concept to prototype creation—we have the capability to design and assemble complex surface-mount printed circuit board prototypes. We use Altium Designer and Autodesk Inventor for design entry and visualization, and our in-house capabilities include a pick and place machine, a reflow oven, and a bench full of test equipment –consider us armed and dangerous.

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3D Printing and fabrication

We’ve recently added a 3D Systems V-Flash modeler to our lab’s arsensal—allowing us to handle 3D rapid prototyping work with incredibly short turn-around times. Do you need a test widget or a prototype electronic enclosure without going through the hassle, time and expense of short-run injection molding or CNC machining? Send us an STL, Pro-E, Inventor, or SolidWorks model and we’ll take care of it.