Sherpa Design is a mechanical engineering, industrial design and precision machining company. Our open house will showcase our engineering studio space and our precision machining facilities. We specialize in design and product development. We look forward to showcasing our unique space and talents!

Come visit our funky location in St. Johns near the St. Johns Bridge. After touring our space treat yourself to a delicious craft beverage at Occidental Brewing, located in the same building with beautiful views of the Willamette River, Forest Park, gorgeous sunsets and of course the bridge.

Also of interest to Design Week Portland attendees is the building we’re in. Cathedral Park Place is a mixture of rental spaces geared to those in the craft maker community. Tenants include artists, machinists, interior designers, special effect companies, and much more.

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Lucid Energy’s mission is to turn gravity-fed water pipelines around the world into generators of clean, environmentally friendly energy.

The goal is for the LucidPipe Power System to be placed in pipes of water transmission networks, and generate electricity.

Chosen for our 5-axis machining skills, Sherpa Design and Applied CAx began work on machining the first turbines, called vanes, in the design.

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One of the risks of reworking any type of mold — whether it’s vacuum or injection mold or wax injection — is the risk of scraping your original tool. Making sure you've got good information to start is paramount.

Pat Barrett from Sherpa Design and Applied CAx explains from our CMM and programming room a procedure we use to help rework mold tools.

On this particular project we were provided 4 of the same mold cavities and needed to rework them to put in some inserts and add additional features that weren't there before. 



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Reach out to us about your project. We're engineers and we love to get into the details!

Reach out to us about your project. We're engineers and we love to get the details!

For fabrication requests, we will need the following details to provide cost estimates for you:

  • 3D CAD model available?
  • Drawing or PMI on model to convey desired feature tolerances available?
  • Desired material, special finishes/coatings, etc?
  • Quantity needed and desired delivery date?

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6700 North New York Avenue
Suite 231
Portland, Oregon 97203