Who is Oat Foundry?

Oat Foundry is an agency of engineers that design and build all kinds of cool stuff for brands and companies. From Split Flap Displays, to an industrialized cold brew plant — our team just outside Philadelphia is a fully capable engineering design studio in a prototyping and light scale manufacturing facility.

What We Do

Oat Foundry helps small to medium-sized growing businesses develop intellectual property into real and unique products and machines as their boots-on-the-ground engineering design & fabrication team. From scoping to design to prototyping, safety and reliability certification and testing, and finally manufacturing ramp up; Oat Foundry is there to execute on-time and under budget with an agile personal team.

How We Do It

Phase I – Scoping & Planning

  • Define Scope of Work

  • Stakeholder Interviews / VOC

  • Establish Functional & Non-functional Requirements

  • Certification Research

  • Establish Objectives

  • Define Project Structure

Phase II – System Level Design, Prototyping, & Vendor Research

  • Mechanical Design (High Level)

  • Prototype At-Risk Components

  • Electrical Design

  • Software Design

  • Detail Design

  • Custom Component Bid Drawings

  • Design for Manufacture

Phase III – System Level Prototyping/Unit Fabrication

  • Proof-of-Concept Prototyping

  • Integrated Design Prototype Build

  • Establish Manufacturing Processes

  • Process Mapping

  • Vendor Assessment & Vetting

Phase IV – Testing & Certifications

  • Manufacturing Planning

  • External Certification & Testing

  • Redesign (as required)

  • Troubleshooting & Maintenance Strategy

Phase V – Pilot Program Fabrication

  • Establish Manufacturing Documentation

  • Setup Production workflow

  • Setup Supply Chain

  • Packaging Design

  • Shipping Logistics

How we got started

After spending 9 months in a capstone design program at Drexel University, working as a team of six to design and build a prototype vending machine for a unique food application, the initial concept of the company was duly vetted. With such a large project under our belts, the comfort level and motivation to begin this venture as a unique engineering company resulted, and less than a month later, Oat Foundry was born.

Who We Work With


We interpret architectural drawings and bid on furniture, fixtures, and equipment. We develop and fabricate unique large scale installations.


We use software like SolidWorks, Adobe Creative Suite, and others to develop your designs, communicate plans, fabricate to published drawings, and install the finished product.


Get noticed! We use LEDs, reclaimed wood, and a bevy of cool materials and technology to make signage or products that customers can’t help but notice.

Marketing Agencies

Sometimes you need a tech-y and cool physical experience to reach people. Sometimes it’s a gadget to captivate their imagination. Let us help start the conversation. Let us help build it.

Creative Directors

We take an idea of a physical way to communicate your company’s message and turn it into reality. If you’ve ever said, “It’d be REALLY cool if we could do…” let us fill in the blank with design and development to help you build your cool idea.


We have the tools to optimize, analyze, fabricate, or prototype your design. Or come up with an entirely new one with some design direction. We speak your language, and work to understand the focus of your project.


Mark Kuhn

Sean Rossiter

Michael Courtney

Luc Tenthorey

John Halko IV

James Vescio

We’ve had the privilege to work with some awesome clients

Headquartered in Northeast Philly with a client base extending to the West Coast, Europe, and beyond, we’ve had the chance to work with clients from a wide range of industries, on a huge array of unique projects – all of them cool, all of them totally custom. We ship and travel nationally and internationally to bring our clients the Oat Foundry treatment, no matter where or when.



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