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The exact process that we must to take our customers from concept to prototype and production-ready design. Remember that we are specialists in the design and development of physical products (that is, mechanical, electro-mechanical, or the like), so keep that in mind when reading this.

 

While every project has its own nuances, most projects follow a similar 3-step path. Here's a typical project plan:

First phase: general design.

The purpose of this phase is to establish the general product design for more detailed work in later phases. We will determine the best, simplest, and least expensive ways of achieving product goals.

Deliverables of the first phase:

Basic product aesthetic appeal and user experience;

Engineering/problem-solving approach;

Parts layout;

Manufacturing methods.

Second phase: continuation of work on the shape and nuances of the product surface and detailed engineering.

The second phase contains all of the design and engineering work required before a prototype can be made.

This is the bulk of the project work.

Deliverables of the second phase:

Detailed 3D design+engineering;

All necessary calculations and/or simulations performed;

DFM (design for manufacturing) optimization;

Design ready for physical prototyping.

Third phase: Functional Prototype

The third phase is the creation and testing of a production-representative physical prototype. Prototype materials and processes may be employed if production methods are not practical or economical (such as CNC machining in place of sheet metal stamping, etc.)

Deliverables of the third phase:

Representative, working physical prototype created;

Design improvements/updates made;

Manufacturing 3-D models finalized.

Optional Additional Services:

Additional related services are available through network of our trusted specialist partner companies. You may interact directly with our recommended partners or have us to handle communication. Additional services costs not included.