Case Studies

Determined to solve problems, delighted to serve people.


Custom teams, acclaimed process.

When we create a new product, we ensure each stage of development is well-equipped with the right team for your product’s path to market. We provide innovative design and development services using multidisciplinary expertise and a design process trusted and embraced by Georgia Tech, one of the top biomedical engineering university programs in the nation.

Collectively, Slingshot’s veteran new product and service developers are named on over 1,000 global patent and other publications; it’s no wonder that Slingshot has been able to develop more than 1,000 new products over the past 21 years.

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Setting the standard
at Georgia Tech.

In 2003 Slingshot was approached by the founding faculty members of The Wallace Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at The Georgia Institute of Technology to develop a New Product Development program for undergraduates, based on Slingshot’s proven methodology.  

Since its inception nearly two decades ago, the BME program has rapidly grown, and now includes 70 faculty members and more than 1500 enrolled students. The department’s undergraduate and graduate program is highly ranked in the US. It’s a remarkable accomplishment, in record time.

Today, thousands of Georgia Tech BME graduates employ the Slingshot Method as the de facto standard for new product development in their working careers throughout the world.

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Slingshot has developed over 1,000 new products since 2001. The company began by first merging the disciplines of Industrial Design and Engineering into a single, unified product development process. Slingshot quickly added manufacturing services to assist clients with sourcing and management of product supply chains. More than a decade ago Slingshot expanded the company’s new product development services to include Science and Technology with core competences in chemistry, materials science, biological sciences and STEM disciplines to expand the range and capability of new product development work. As part of this expansion, the company established a science and technology laboratory, complementing its existing mechanical and electrical engineering labs.

Slingshot’s product development process is tried and tested, and undoubtably a success factor. Our clients leave our process with new products and a new understanding of how products are developed. Our process also served as the model for the product development class now taught in Georgia Institute of Technology’s world-class Biomedical Engineering Program.

In 2016, Principals Taylor Leigh and Nigel Flynn acquired Slingshot from its previous owners and have enjoyed significant growth in the years since. The company recently relocated to purpose-built offices and labs in Duluth, GA.

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The Slingshot story.

“I have to say that I’m impressed…[Slingshot] reviewed all the background information efficiently, zero’d in all the relevant research, created a great research summary, and drafted a correlation protocol that was exactly what we needed.”

Sam Zaidspiner
Irrimax Corporation

“Slingshot has shown me just how much complexity is involved in taking a new paper product from the laboratory to pilot production. I’m incredibly impressed with the Science & Technology team – they really know how to plan and execute a manufacturing trial.”

Ryan D. Liss
Triple Point Innovations LLC

“It was a pleasure working with your team and I’ll look forward to working with all of you in the future!"

Paul Williamson
Proctor & Gamble