About Phoenix CAD
While working for 14 years as a designer for a small but rapidly growing manufacturer, I noticed that we were often approached by local inventors and entrepreneurs who had an idea for a new product, but needed assistance taking that idea to the next step. Unfortunately, while we had the capabilities to help, we often did not have the time as it would interfere with our regular business operations. Thus, the idea for my own design company, Phoenix Computer Aided
Design Services, was born. Since 2018 I have been helping those same kinds of inventors and entrepreneurs take their ideas to the next level.
With 14 years experience in the design and manufacturing industry, you learn a thing or two.
Not only do I have experience with every stage of the design process, I have hands on experience
with various prototyping and manufacturing methods. Below are some of the services I can provide.
We worked on a design project involving creating technical drawings and prototypes with Tom
from Phoenix CAD for a year through 2019.
Tom is very attentive to detail, a pleasure to work with and keeps his promises on timelines.
We appreciated the honest discussions about our ideas for changes or additions around our project- when we were mistaken or going down a bad path Tom was able to let us know in a collaborative way and in that, made the job more efficient saving us time and money. His real world experience with design and production in other segments of business are very valuable as part of this business in design and technical drawing. He is focused on organizing the data, and with an eye to possible future revisions- the process is to look forward, not just today’s version. Smart, proactive.
Tom is someone that you can count on, and we are happy to recommend his services. Nice guy too, which doesn’t hurt at all!
Healthy Heart CS Kamloops BC
Tom’s input on design, engineering skills, communication and delivery was far above and superior to established design firms I have dealt with. You don’t always need an army, you just need good people. It’s hard to find good people, and Tom is very good people. 10/10
Cannayama Industries Inc.
There is no instruction manual for a custom built drag racing funny car, so sometimes specialty parts don’t quite fit the way you need them to. Such was the case with this particular part which is custom machined and extremely expensive. Instead of guessing what modifications needed to be made and having another expensive part machined, I reverse engineered the existing design, made the desired modifications, and then 3D printed the part for a fraction of the cost in order to validate that the part would now fit.
When it comes to drag racing, the lighter you are the faster you can go. This 3D printed mounting bracket for a funny car telemetry computer was 1/10th the weight of the original aluminum bracket.
Sometimes you aren’t looking for a high-tech, precision gadget; sometimes you just want to stand out from your neighbours with a custom 3D printed mailbox with stained glass panels.
Simple example drawing of a greasable pin used to join two movable parts in a piece of heavy equipment.