Design Engineering, Inc.
For twenty years now Design Engineering, Inc.™ has been known for producing exceptional quality heat control products primarily sold through the performance distribution system. But there's another facet of our business that we specialize in - working with other customers to help solve their heat and sound control problems. We work with these customers to define their problem, determine the correct materials necessary to handle their heat or sound control issues and work to design a solution. Our in-house design team can quickly turn around first article prototypes for inspection, for fitment and evaluation purposes. Once a final design is tested and approved by the customer, production begins based on their requirements. Over the years we have designed custom solutions for many industries and fields including, aviation, powersports, racing, marine and eve, locomotive. We have also produced "build to spec" contract work for commercial, industrial and military related businesses to name a few. All of these businesses who decide to contract Design Engineering for heat and sound solutions have recognized our capabilities and ability to come up with correct and innovative products to solve the problem. Our Beginnings The late Dale Markley, well known and long time performance industry veteran, founded DEI in 1995. Dale and his wife Nancy formed the company with a vision of developing dynamic solutions for the racing and performance industry's ongoing struggle with underhood, power-robbing heat issues. The business was started in a small space, located in Cleveland, Ohio, behind a convenience store, and within a few years had to double the space. Before Dale's passing in 2001, he and Nancy worked together and brought DE and its "Thermal Tuning Products" to a whole new level. Fueled by success and further growth, it was necessary to expand operations, and in late 2004, DEI relocated from its leased location to its newly acquired complex that houses office, warehouse and manufacturing operations. The new facility afforded DEI ample room for future expansion and, in fact, manufacturing and warehouse expansion plans were quickly underway. Today, DEI is bigger, stronger, and "cooler" than ever. With Dale's son David at the helm, the family is committed to continuing Dale's vision of moving DEI forward by developing and improving products to ensure they remain industry leaders. We are Design Engineering "At Design Engineering, Inc, YOU the customer, are behind every decision we make. We try to look at every product and service we offer from your perspective. We use the phrase 'What's in it for you.' We strive every day to bring you innovative, quality products that exceed your expectations. We are still a company of humans and occasionally an error occurs, call us... we'll make it right... right away, because without you, we are nothing."
Boom Mat Damping Material from Design Engineering, Inc.
Boom Mat Damping Material solves the problem of noise, vibrations, squeaks and rattles that come from roads, stereos, engines & more. Boom Mat Vibration Damping Material is a premium quality damping material providing extreme noise damping for the most demanding commercial and sound competition applications. Interior panels vibrate and generate noise. Boom Mat stops that noise by trapping it between our thick, 4 mil aluminum stiffening top skin and the asphal [...]
Jeep Wrangler Sound Deadening & Insulating Headliner Kit from Design Engineering, Inc.
Riding in a Jeep® is great fun except for the truck's propensity for interior noise that makes it difficult to engage in conversations or even enjoy vehicle audio systems. Now there is an easy solution. Boom Mat's new Jeep Wrangler Sound Deadening HeadLiner provides a simple pre-shaped peel and stick kit that dresses up the interior of Jeep hard tops while minimizing annoying outside noise and vibrations while insulating from exterior weather conditions. Inst [...]
Vapor Block from Design Engineering, Inc.
Vapor Block™ solves the problem of fuel and other fluids boiling from extreme heat and causing a vapor lock situation. Prevent rough idling and difficult starting caused by vapor lock with DEI Vapor Block™. Vapor Block™ fuel line sleeve was specifically developed to prevent vapor lock in fuel systems by greatly reducing heat in the line to keep fuel cooler and below boiling. Vapor Block™ installs easily with a split design and adhesive flap. There is [...]
Versa Shield Starter Shield from Design Engineering, Inc.
Versa Shields™ solve the problem of failing starters and other components due to heat soak. Versa Shield was designed to protect starters from potential failure caused by under hood heat soak conditions. Constructed using an aluminized heat reflective material backed with a hi-temp rated glass fiber insulation barrier, Versa-Shield is capable of reflecting radiant heat up to 2000°F. Simply wrap desired component with Versa-Shield and trim excess material. [...]
Complete Exhaust Wrap Kits from Design Engineering, Inc.
Exhaust Wrap Kits solve the problem of knowing exactly what you need to wrap exhaust pipes and manifolds and does it in an all-in-one kit. An all-in-one kit for wrapping a set of headers or motorcycle pipes. Kit includes two 2in x 50ft rolls of exhaust wrap, Locking Ties and Free Locking Tie Tool. (Glass fiber wrap kits also include a can of HT Silicone Spray to coat the wrap) The header wrap kit is enough for any set of V8 headers. The Header Wrap Kit will [...]