Metal Machining & Fabrication

Cygnus Manufacturing Company (CMC) is a full service, high precision metals manufacturer located in the Pittsburgh area. We partnered with them for our 3rd Pittsburgh Jam and was able to tour their spectacular facility.

Their specialty is in products and components for non-invasive medical devices, transportation, scientific instrumentation, energy, aerospace and defense applications- requiring complex regulations and requirements. Capabilities include machining, fabrication, and full assembly. View this video or visit them at their website for more information.

Sheet Metal & Electronics

Matot is a family company, that is currently owned by two sisters- Anne & Cece Matot. The company was originally founded in 1888 as a wooden icebox manufacturer. Seeing a market change, over the years the company moved to dumbwaiters and then started making them out of sheet metal. They are currently looking to expand their production to new products or partner with you on your next project.

Because Matot does full product production, it has a toolbox of sheet metal capabilities to offer. This includes engineering, plasma cutting, bending, welding, painting, electronic and gear set up and packing.



SNA Electronics is a company of printed circuit board assembly perfectionists. They specialize in automotive, tech, IoT and medical industries under 250,000 units.

As a partner for our first San Francisco Jam with SF Made, we mashed them up with Lucid Machine arts to create ideas around smart furniture and homegoods. San Francisco State University will be continuing the development of these products throughout the Fall 2016 semester- we look forward to showing you the results!

CNC Wood & Plastics

Hear Lucid Machine Arts owner, Rob Ehret, talk about his companies capabilities and skills.

Lucid’s CNC machines can create complex artistic cuts into a variety of materials, with detail that even machine in hinge pieces.  Their large format cutting machines allow for unique furniture or large structures to be built in ways that can be flat packed for easy shipping.


Metal Foundry

Universal Electric Foundary is a family owned, 100 year old company - a Chicago classic. DesignHouse partnered with them in the Fall of 2014 to explore ideas around cast metal consumer products.

Looking to make something out of hot, poured metal? They work with materials such as Stainless Steel, Brass, Bronze, Nickel and other Special alloys in the 1/2 lb to 500 lb range using the green sand process.

Laser Cutting & Engraving

Lazer engraved painted wooden lids.

Lazer engraved painted wooden lids.

Pagoda Arts was founded in 2010 with the idea of making laser cutting technology more accessible to small businesses & artists. 

Owner Alex started using laser cutters in 2000 during his career as an architectural model maker and now works with a wide variety of materials including;  plexiglas, mylar, abs, card, chipboard, acetate, hardwood, fabric, mdf, leather, silicone, rubber, latex, glass, mirror, marble, slate & aluminum.

Printed & Flexible Electronics

An example of Butler's Printed Electronics

An example of Butler's Printed Electronics

Butler Technologies was one of our manufacturers for our Spring 2016 Jam in Pittsburgh, as part of a mash up with Aero Tech Designs. They specialize in Membrane Switches, Graphic Overlays, Printed Electronics, Printed Sensors for Wearables and other Applications, Dials, Flex Circuits, Silicone Rubber Keypads and Other User-Interface Products.

Butler Technologies works with companies of all sizes in a variety of industries, so reach out today with your projects!


Sheet Metal

SKOL has been a family owned business in the Chicago area for over 70 years. Their staff are craftsmen and can handle complex hands-on work in bending, folding and pressing of sheet metals as well as value add services.

Ray Skol and his son, Rhett, are passionate about their work and great at helping businesses assess their designs to cost reduce and streamline. SKOL was our partern for the first DesignHouse product, the Reveal Frame.