This article showcases our top picks for the best Colorado based Mechanical Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Mechanical Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Colorado Mechanical Engineering Startups
In 2012, Brody decided to renew the pursuit of his original vision of transforming flight for the commercial marketplace, ultimately bringing a family of vertical takeoff airplanes to market. This led him to form XTI Aircraft Company and design the TriFan 600 as the world’s first vertical takeoff airplane.
With its eXtended Technology and Innovation, XTI is founded on a culture of customer-focused problem solving to meet the evolving needs of modern travelers and promises to change flight and personal freedom and mobility by air travel forever.. .
Lumin8 Transportation Technologies
Lumin8 is a provider of all intelligent traffic solutions, from data collection to installation and maintenance, in order to increase efficiency, lower emissions, and help the communities. Lumin8 was formed through the merger of three leading players in the traffic and ITS services and technology industries: W.L.
Contractors (“WL”), Carlson Construction Services (“Carlson”) and Wilburn Engineering (“Wilburn”).. .
A mechanical engineering firm specialized in early-stage R&D, Czero helps innovators innovate. Czero partners with clients worldwide in the automotive, oil and gas, clean technology and other industries to improve machine performance and efficiency, integrate new technologies into complex systems and solve real-world energy challenges quickly and cost effectively.
Czero’s engineering team has special expertise in advanced machine design, custom gensets, high-bandwidth hydraulics, automotive powertrains, conventional and alternative fuel systems, valve systems, hybrid vehicles, energy recovery and emissions reduction. As an expert in these domains, Czero frequently partners with industry and university researchers on innovation R&D projects sponsored in part by the U.S.
Departments of Defense and Energy. The firm also helps startups and investors determine technology feasibility, evaluate differentiation from existing products, establish technical programs, improve product profitability through smart engineering, and take products from concept to high-volume production faster with less risk.
Founded in 2007, Czero is an in-house partner of Colorado State University’s Energy Institute at the Powerhouse Energy Campus in Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2015, Czero won the Colorado Companies to Watch award for significant contributions to the growth and strength of Colorado’s economy.
In the same year, Czero was among the Top 10 Engineering Companies, with a rank of 923 overall, on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States..
Oakman Aerospace provides products and services related to space systems architectures, spacecraft and satellite design and development, and mission payload and data distribution services for customers and stakeholders. The company’s service is customized to meet the individualized needs and requirements of customers while delivering superior technological advantages.
It employs industry experts across a range of Aerospace disciplines to guarantee innovation and flight-proven service. Oakman Aerospace was founded on 2012 and is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado..
SKYDEX is a global leader in advanced impact mitigation and cushioning solutions and is dedicated to Protecting Things That Matter®. With superior precision, durability and tunability, our proprietary technology is engineered to excel in the harshest and most demanding conditions.
Our customized applications unlock value for customers across a range of commercial and military applications. We are a team of innovators, engineers and problem solvers – and are dedicated to maximizing your performance.
We seek out every possibility to push our technology to its limits to meet your specific impact and cushioning needs. SKYDEX is excited to introduce our expanded product line of vehicle decking.
SKYDEX Convoy Deck absorbs energy forces transmitted to occupants through the vehicle floor during a blast event, reducing the probability of injury. Our products have been field tested in over 18,000 vehicles and have been the go-to solution for threat mitigation from underbody mine blasts..
Air Squared designs and manufactures oil-free scroll compressors, vacuum pumps, and expanders for OEMs. Air Squared, Inc.
was founded in 1991 to service the needs of OEMs with oil-free scroll solutions for demanding positive displacement applications. 20 years later, Air Squared is the industry leader in oil-free scroll design and manufacturing, with more experience and more scroll compressor models than any other company..
Lupine Labs specializes in the design, development, and integration of automated manufacturing processes. Thier expertise is in material science and machine automation, two skill sets that work well with cutting edge manufacturing.
They work with manufacturing teams to develop and build production ready tools that push the limits of science and technology.. .
PEAK Elevator is an engineering company specializing in vertical transportation industry including elevator and escalator repair service. It is a dedicated ‘go-to’ customer service resource in the elevator industry, providing affordable solutions for every elevator make and model.
PEAK Elevator also offers free site surveys, consultations and estimates. Some of its expertise and services are preventive maintenance, repairs, modernizations (equipment upgrades), and new installations.
The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Arvada, Colorado. It serves Colorado and Wyoming area..
Decent work puts people first, made possible through the creation of Numii, a real-time dataset for human working conditions. The Numii scale is a CES award-winning invention that creates digital factory twins, giving you valuable insight into what’s going on with production lines.
Rapid Pro Manufacturing
Rapid Pro Manufacturing has a full range of product design services. They assist customers over any and all manufacturing hurdles including feasibility studies, process selection, material selection, and cost reduction.
RapidPro has a proven track record with inventors. They have the experience and the ability to bring the right products to the right markets.
They have knowledgeable patent agents and attorneys ready to assist you to develop your intellectual property. Their goal is to generate income and profit for you and your company with the Launch and Fulfillment of your product..
BTS provides crane technical support for your crane electronic and LMI issues. The BTS Tech team of crane repair technicians take great pride in being some of the world’s most knowledgeable and effective crane repair technicians.
With over 35 years of crane industry experience specializing in crane electronics they provide expert crane repair, refurbishment, calibration, and parts services for the crane rental, rigging, construction, and refinery industries. Their knowledgeable crane repair service technicians are available via phone for immediate support and can be available in person anywhere in the world in a matter of hours.
With customers all over the world, they are a proven global resource for crane service needs. BTS has developed one of the larges parts network in the world providing crane parts for all major manufacturers.
Their parts team can source parts from multiple distributors in multiple countries. They have collaborative relationships with PAT Hirschmann distributors and are a global dealer for Load Systems International (LSI) parts.
A relationship with BTS means you have a lifelong resource to answer your parts questions, support your crane service operations, and have the worlds most qualified technicians at your disposal should you need them. They work diligently to assure that you have minimal down time and maximum crane lift safety..
JW Technologies has strategic relationships with two main companies in the thermal processing technology arena and has agreements to integrate their products into complete systems. It has an agreement with Torftech Limited from the UK, where JWT assists with process and application engineering.
It has a joint venture agreement with Plasma Gasification Technologies, Inc. of Quebec for processing organic-bearing wastes for recovery of energy values.
Torftech is the designer and supplier of the TORBED ® reactor, a toroidal fluidized bed reactor for thermal processing applications. JWT also has its own range of equipment which is detailed in the technology overview in their web site.
In many instances, the company operates as the integrator of the focal process equipment (whether its own proprietary equipment or that of its licensees) into packages that include materials handling, the process vessel itself and the off-gas handling. Alternatively, the company is often retained for its process engineering and consulting capabilities in problem solving, technical audits and development of new processes..
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