When developing a physical hardware product, it helps to have a great looking product and obvious and easy to use features. While the Industrial Design team is solving these challenges an expert engineering team can find solutions to the technical details that allow the product you touch and interact with to meet marketing, regulatory and users expectations at reasonable manufacturing cost and quality expectations.
Evaluating and Testing High Risk Components - 3D CAD Models…
Engineering analysis tools enable low cost simulations of the high value and high risk elements of your design before expensive prototyping starts. The design team evaluates one or more configurations for the new product. The goal is to examine and find solutions that best manage temperature, stress, moving parts and other potential obstacles to an effective product. With 3 dimensional computer modeling, interference checking can all be evaluated, and the computer based assembly models of the product variants can be revised and refined quickly with the latest 3D CAD design simulation tools.
Expert Team - Saves You Time and Money…
Technical products have hundreds of parts that require careful planning to integrate them all together. As a design team examines different product concepts, as many options as possible are explored. An expert team will guide you in selection of lower risk and higher impact options. The end result is you proceed faster through product development to manufacturing and to the market. Studies have shown that 70 percent of a products cost is locked in during the early product concept configuration and selection decisions.Consider the value of hiring an expert team to help you select the best concept from design, manufacturing and business viewpoints to improve your chances at a successful solution the first time through.
Simulation Studies - Early Stage Evaluation of Options…
There are two types of CAD simulations that are possible at the early stage of a planning a product design. (1) System level, (2) Detailed Analysis.
Risk assessment is the primary driver for investing in CAD simulation analysis. Smaller packages, faster electronics , mobile products are all pushing the boundaries of design and constraints of the physical world. Small packages with high heat requirements are an increasing challenge. Objects spinning fast, innovative lighting requirements, stronger lighter weight housings are common requests of new product.
- System Level Analysis – helps make basic choices between very different options for a new product design. This modeling can be done in a few days.
- Detailed Simulations – are careful fully modeled geometry representations of part or all of a product. Experimental data is generally required to set baselines and confirm validity of model before variations can be explored. This detailed modeling can take several weeks of effort.
The structure that holds together the many parts inside a product needs to be carefully created so the structural housing and/or backbone can do what it has to and be made for a reasonable cost. The engineering team is required to figure out materials and manufacturing process is most suitable for each of the parts in a product. Every part has different requirements, the product overall has to survive mother nature and the demanding user.
Designers take ideas from product already in the market. Key to finding reliable solutions to mechanical challenges is using the wide variety of information and experts for those who know where to look. Keeping the risk low on a product design involves using existing non proprietary solutions as much as possible while providing the WOW factor for the novel features of the new product design.
Our Engineering Services include:
- Engineering concept development and tolerance specifications
- Engineering data collection and analysis
- Manufacturing feasibility for parts and assembly
- Prototyping and production tooling review and approvals
- Product Packaging creation and requirements - functional and regulatory