Engineering firm offers free info for manufacturers — coronavirus-related and otherwise

ZEELAND–Disher, a Zeeland-based engineering, talent, and manufacturing technology services provider, announced it is offering free and fast answers to technical questions submitted from organizations in Michigan and Indiana through its “Ask Disher” network.

Company officials said organizations can pose their questions at

Dayna Beal, business lead for marketing at Disher, noted that employees of the company “have been using Ask Disher for years internally. When a team member is stuck with a technical issue or needs a recommendation for a project, they simply email the question to our internal network of engineers and technical experts. Within an hour or so, the questioner receives ideas, solutions, or connections to help them get unstuck. We are now happy to offer this externally to any local organization to stimulate their progress.”

The Disher team of more than 100 experts will do their best to respond to questions within a few hours. They will also poll their broad network of vendors and other specialists if needed. The types of questions may relate to product development, process changes, or new vendors for engineering, manufacturing, innovation, or talent challenges.

Customers have used Ask Disher to convert production of medical supplies needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Officials with the company say they are equpped to respond to technical questions, such as:
* “How can I convert my product line to make parts for ventilators?
* “Do you know of any company utilizing UV light for sanitizing instruments?”
* “Do you have a recommendation for sheet metal suppliers or vibration testors?”
* “What tooling and injection molding vendors are good in this area?”
* “Who could make a low-fidelity prototype for me?”
* “Do you know anyone who does small batch, liquid-silicone prototyping”
* “How do I source technical talent in a tight market?”
* “What virtual project management tools are good for managing timelines and tasks and providing easy collaboration and editing?”
* “How do I set-up my shop floor for greatest efficiency?”
* “What version of Creo do you recommend?”

Said company founder Jeff Disher: “We want to help organizations in any way we can as they look to solve new problems in new ways. Ask Disher is one small way we can offer our knowledge and make a positive difference together.”

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