The MDCI Automation Process


We conduct market research to discover product strengths and weaknesses in order to grasp the full scope of each individual project and put you ahead of the competition.

Develop Concepts

Our engineering team will collaborate with you to explore, brainstorm, and model technology solutions based on physical characteristics, operational requirements, user experience, product safety, ergonomics, production costs, throughput/cycle time/rates, etc.

Develop Product Specification

We analyze and interpret all gathered information and work with you to develop a product specification to align with your business, technical, and marketing objectives. This specification will be the basis of the development proposal. MDCI pays specific attention to market feasibility and budgetary production costs during this phase.

Phase 1 Design

Our team of engineers and your assigned project manager will get to work and begin the engineering process (mechanical, electrical, controls, software programming, etc).


At the end of the first design phase, MDCI will produce a (or multiple) functional prototype(s) for the purpose of testing design functionality and user experience.

Phase 2 Design

We will analyze and interpret the results of testing the functional prototype and will incorporate any necessary changes to the design. The result of this process with be a first article for testing.

First Article

We will analyze and interpret the results of testing the first article and will incorporate any necessary changes to the design for serial production.


All work that MDCI does is work for hire – which means that you own the design. At the end of the development process, MDCI will hand over to you a technical data package that will include all drawings, BOM, and any requested documentation (user manual, service manual, quick start guide, etc).

Certification Process Management

Depending on the product requirements, MDCI will help you navigate certification processes (UL, CE, CSA, FCC, etc.)

Serial Production

MDCI has a 30,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Hatfield, PA, where we set up serial production of your product or system.