With over 60 years of combined work experience our technical writers supply knowledge, not only in their ability to write targeted and effective user documentation, but also in their manufacturing and engineering backgrounds. These backgrounds allow them to work directly with your engineering and marketing staff to quickly and effectively gather the information they need to develop the technical manuals or particular documentation you require.
We provide technical writing services that removes the burden of producing technical documentation, which, in many cases, is a secondary function of the person tasked with this job. Experience has shown us that most people in marketing and engineering do not like or have the time to devote to the task of technical writing. Our writers, on the other hand, are dedicated and focused on writing effective instructional material and are not burdened by the many other distractions that may often plague your staff.
TPA has worked in a variety of industries with a diverse number of products. Over the past years, we have produced targeted, technical documentation for products that range from small hand-held theft prevention devices to extremely large open pit mining trucks.
To assist you in marketing your products abroad, we can provide foreign language versions of your English publication. In the creation of these foreign translations, we work with a global translation team which we have used for many years and are well respected in the industry.
Owner / Operator Manuals
Installation and Assembly Instructions
Manufacturing Training Guidelines
On and Off-Highway
Technical illustration is defined as drawings which visually communicates information that is technical in nature. Drawings help engineers, scientists, or other highly skilled service matter experts (SME) to both describe and explain complicated information, in a simplified visual form, to a non-technical audience.
Our goal is to work together to create artwork that increases consumer awareness and educates people on the proper use of your products or services. This artwork can, therefore, be used to increase consumer awareness by advertising a special event, marketing the company’s services, or promoting your products. To educate the people who purchase your products and services, we create artwork for owner’s manuals, installation guides, parts books, spec sheets, and training guidelines.
Here at TPA, our technical illustrators create a variety of both artistic and technical illustrations that help technical and non-technical readers to understand your products, processes, and/or services. To create an illustration, we can start with anything from a rough sketch, previously printed artwork, photograph, the actual product, engineering blueprint, or 3-D CAD model. No matter what kind of resource we begin with, our illustrations are tailored to fit your specific requirements or brand.
Depending on your needs, we can produce simple two-dimensional drawings, colored schematics, three-dimensional isometric drawings, exploded assembly views, colorized photo-realistic artwork, virtual renderings, or 360° interactive artwork. Our clients can use the illustrations we create in both web and printed media applications.
We believe that quality artwork is not an expense but an asset that is used to increase sales and help the reader use the product to its fullest potential.
Since 1992 we have been preparing finished patent illustrations that meet or exceed the standards established by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). We take great pride in our ability to produce patent illustrations with minimal input from our clients. We have discovered that the lowest cost does not always deliver the best value. Because of our backgrounds, we are able to read and understand engineering prints and the products manufactured from them. We can even develop drawings from photos and sketches of products that are still in the concept stage.
Our illustrators are able to supply you with a combination of schematics, isometrics, cross-sections, and cutaways to work in conjunction with the written body of the patent and its element list. Drawings can be provided in a variety of electronic or paper formats.
In the global world of electronics, we currently work with patent attorneys, patent agents, inventors, and engineers who are filing patent applications in these fields:
With our extensive experience, we are able to develop drawings from a variety of reference materials, including:
Engineering Blue Prints
3-D CAD Models
We also want you to be assured that your patent is in a secure environment, both physically and electronically. We provide all our clients with a non-disclosure agreement for the protection of your patent rights.
Here at TPA, we possess the knowledge and expertise to construct your website. We specialize in basic web design for small to medium companies providing consumer services or those having industrial commodities. We can help you create a unique design, increase visibility of goods and services, increase sales, and make your time more focused and productive.
Unique Designs: What sets us apart is our technical and artistic talents. With both writing and illustrating skills, our designs contain both unique and customized user-friendly features. Our sites can be designed to work with multiple platforms including desktops, tablets, and/or smartphones.
Increased Sales: Many times the difference between winning a sale and losing it is the perception of the product by the seller. We can help differentiate you from your competitors with a positive perception. Even small to medium size companies can present a very professional appearance using our services.
Focused Attention: Even if you don’t have the time, staff, or technical ability to take advantage of web-based marketing, we do. TPA will design, develop, and manage your website while you concentrate on your day-to-day operations. Using us allows you to concentrate on production or other industry related issues that require your direct attention. As the saying goes, “Why are you doing something someone else can do, when you’re not doing something that only you can do”.
Our website services can include any or all of the following:
1. Domain Registration and Purchasing
2. Website Design and Development
3. Web Hosting and Management
4. Social Media Management
Our staff, has the skills to create 3-D CAD models utilizing the latest SolidWorks software. Having worked closely with professional engineers over the last 25 years allows us to take your ideas from a visionary concept to shop-floor-production.
The production use of 3-D computer modeling is an invaluable tool for:
1. Conversion of Existing 2-D Mechanical Drawings
2. Conversion of manual or CAD Legacy Drawings into a SolidWorks Platform
3. Product Design and Development
4. Creating Prototypes with a 3-D Printer to Analyze and Test for Form and Function
5. Fabrication of the Parts Using CNC Machine Tools
The non-production applications for 3-D Modeling is also very cost effective in creating:
1. Product Animation
2. Interactive Models
3. Illustrations for Technical Manuals
4. Drawings for Parts Books
5. Virtual Renderings for Your Marketing Strategy
6. Colorized Photo-realistic Artwork for Your Web Presence
7. Patent Illustrations for Protecting Your Innovative Ideas
As many products become increasingly more complex, the time involved to create technical illustrations, which accurately and effectively explain a procedure, has also increased. Now, with the aid of CAD modeling and rendering software, we can utilize the time you have already spent in creating the CAD models for your product to create high resolution illustrations, animations, and interactive models.
We have successfully imported files from ProE, Solid Works, and AutoCAD to help our clients create highly-visual graphics that were not possible before on a tight budget.
TPA uses only internal, full and part-time employees to complete our contracted work; we do not use outside contractors or staff. Our use of long‑term employees gives us better control over quality and consistency. All of our technical writers have mechanical, engineering, and machining backgrounds to better understand mechanical components. Our mechanically-minded art staff is trained in traditional and electronic illustration, as well as graphic design. Our Midwestern work ethic and values are two of our most valuable assets.
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