Electronics Design and Manufacture
We enjoy solving our clients problems, seeing their productivity and bottom lines increase as a result of our involvement.
Our speciality is custom designed and manufactured electronic devices. By generating a bespoke solution we are able to address the core problems very efficiently and with a high level of automation. With increased automation there is decreased management and employee costs along with an increase in data quality from the field.
Typically we develop our schematics and boards with Eagle Cadsoft although we are capable of designing in a wide range of platforms.
Consumer & Hobbyist products
On Occasion we require a special piece of equipment for a process we have in our workshop. At other times we need to breakout the connections on a new component for testing and prototyping.
Typically when we do something like this we make the equipment slightly more polished and write up some great documentation so others can find some benefit in our work. Most of this work is published under a GPL V3 licensise (share alike, non-commercial). By sharing this work back to the community we satisfy our own GPL V3 responsabilities and help the electronics community in general.
Most Kits and breakout boards are available through our friends at open lab www.opelab.com.au
Less popular kits and breakouts listed on our blog can be purchesed by contacting MOAM Industries directly.
Seeing is believing.
As part of our design process we will typically utilise 3D Cad modelling tools to build virtual samples.
This servers two purposes. First it helps communicate clearly to our clients how the device will look and function. Giving them a taste for our ideas before we have even built a first physical prototype and highlighting any potential differences in functional philosophy.
Secondly it helps us to check our tolerances and part fitments. In this way potential problems are picked up before any parts are sent out for cutting and manufacture reducing development costs.
A well designed and easy to use product serves more than an aesthetic benefit. When we design devices we have a strong focus on the end user and how they will interact the device.
Not everyone has young eyes and a dimly lit work environment so we accommodate that into our design. For our B.E.T.R range of time clock devices we would have loved to use a full colour interactive touch screen display but it would have lasted almost 2 weeks in the civil works environment.
Instead we used a large transflective monochrome display housed behind 5mm of acrylic. The large display has a special reflector behind the display so unlike the displays used in mobile phones which are typically washed out in daylight ours is as clear and easy to read as it is inside a building with its backlight on.
The important information is displayed in a large clear font so people who require reading classes can typically still read the important display information without assistance. Whilst the thick acrylic cover can be replaced cheaply, not risking damage to the expensive LCD or a touch screen digitiser.
Small company touch
At MOAM industries we see our small family company as one of our greatest assets.
Our small size allows us to quickly and easily adapt to our clients needs without the challenges associated with the large management teams of our competitors. With a great network of local contractors and international suppliers we are capable of scaling our operation for any project size.
The name MOAM, is an Acronym for the founding members:
Melissa, the wife
Olivia, the cat
Andrew, the husband
Moose , the dog
We also try to incorporate ourselves and give back to the local community. Regularly hosting events for the West Coast Makers.
Ties to local industry
We foster a large network of like minded individuals and business that we leverage on our projects. Getting the right people on the job is half the challenge.
We are especially proud of our close link with Van Dam Industries. A local machine shop and fabrication company under the management of Ron Van Dam, a tradesman with over 40 years experience on the tools. They help us to develop many of our prototypes and assist us with the design for manufacture stage on many of our projects.
The West Coast Makers are a great community group we are proud to be a part of. With such a fantastic mission it is hard not to support them
Advance education and awareness of new and emerging technologies, to empower community members to become leaders in science and technology. We aim to inspire innovation by actively promoting and demonstrating the power of 3D printing, micro controller software/hardware and advanced manufacturing techniques.
They mirror the interests and ethos of many Hacker/Maker spaces around the world and Andrew our Managing director is proud to donate his time and resources as a member of the committee.