We recently tackled a great project from cyclocross accessories maker, Gevenalle. Based in Portland Oregon just like us, Gevenalle utilizes the skills and enthusiasm of local racers, and they test and tune their products year-round.
The project was to design and manufacture brackets for shifter conversion kits. From existing models supplied by Gevenalle, we produced redesigned CAD models. From there, our design team created a whole family of parts, some for specific brake lever shapes and some for multiple types.
As things moved into the prototyping phase, the team created prototypes at double-the-size. Creating these 2X units helped them get a feel for how surfaces were matching up, and allowed them to closely examine the fits.