Forthright Engineering Awarded SBIR Grant

February 4th, 2011

Raleigh, NC – Forthright Engineering of Raleigh, North Carolina was awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop technology related to a Heat Pipe for Ground Source Heat Pump. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will investigate the development of an earth heat exchanger that has a lower installation cost, lower operating cost, and smaller footprint than the currently available ground source heat pumps. Read the rest of this entry »


Contract Engineer versus Mechanical Engineering Firm

August 25th, 2010

Contract Engineer vs. Forthright Engineering, a Mechanical Engineering Firm Located in North Carolina

Sometimes a company needs to augment its internal product development team with someone from outside of the organization. The initial thought may be to hire a contract engineer or contract designer through a contract employment agency. However, there is a better alternative: utilize the services of a dedicated mechanical engineering firm. Following are a few important factors to consider before making this important decision. Read the rest of this entry »