The mechanical engineer at Patton Design is unique from other mechanical engineering firms. The Mechanical engineering design is blended with the industrial design process in an extremely efficient process allowing a fast development time. Typically an industrial design is created, then the mechanical engineering design team tries to integrate the styling which wastes time. Conversely, mechanical design is completed, then the industrial designer adds superficial styling, which eliminates the best contributions by the industrial designer. The mechanical engineer must consider all aspects, such as patent whitespace, styling, image, human factors and branding to the engineering specification. Mechanical engineering firms must be integrated into the complete process for success.