Our Capabilities

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT


Our process begins by forming an initial design. We work with you to create the blueprints and documents necessary to have a successful prototyping phase.

Planning

The Planning stage is incredibly important for understanding what product to build. We do this by researching the market, the customer, and the product specs. This will help to generate the documentation necessary to guide the product development process by identifying targets. These targets will be summarized within the Product Roadmap and the Project Plan. Each step of the Planning stage is crucial for identifying core targets early on and avoid unnecessary development costs later on.

System Design

The System Design stage is where our team will start developing the overall feature sets and high level architecture of the product. This will help to quickly lay the groundwork to efficiently brainstorm, select concepts, and lay the high-level architecture that will become the foundation of the product development process. After this groundwork is set, engineering teams will quickly hone in on the specific designs to develop and analyze the product without wasting resources.

Detailed Design

The Detailed Design stage is focused on developing the designs and analyzing the specifics of the product. The will help to make sure that the product fits the needs of the customers, the targets of the company, the limitations of the manufacturer, and any other targets or constraints applied by potential stakeholders such as regulatory compliances. The stage will help generate 3D designs, hardware Bill of Materials (BOM), analysis of the design such as FEA and DFM, and test plans for the next stage.

PROTOTYPING


During the prototyping phase, we'll start building actual mock ups of the detailed design we created in previous steps.

Prototyping Phase

The Prototyping stage is when we start building and rapidly iterating improved versions of the final product. The product is prototyped using 3D printing, CNC machining, laser cutting, welding, soldering/reworking, etc. The versions of the product can range from small mockups to full featured prototypes. These prototypes are tested to meet customer and regulatory needs, and the test results directly identify what final parts of the design needs to be modified before mass manufacturing the product.

Our Tools

We have the ability to take advantage of the following tooling, all in house:

  • 3D Printing (FDM, SLA, SLS)
  • Laser Cutting/Engraving (24”x48”)
  • CNC (3 axis, 5 axis, Plasma, Waterjet)
  • Precision Lathe
  • Soldering and Hot Air Rework
  • Pick and Place (SMT) Machine
  • Injection Molding
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Welding: TIG and MIG

Our Process

During the Prototyping phase, the following processes are used to help build and deliver the best possible product possible:

Scaled Mock-up
Minimum Viable Prototype (MVP)
Full Featured Prototype
Destructive Testing
A/B Testing
Field Testing
Beta Testing
Regulatory Testing
Final Redesign

PRODUCTION & SUPPLY CHAIN


During the last phase of our process, we will help you set up supply chains and manufacturing processes for mass producing your product and preparing for a successful launch.

Supply Chain and Manufacturing

The Supply Chain and Manufacturing stage is when we’ll start sourcing the appropriate materials and partnering the relevant companies to produce the product to the desired specifications to the meet the customer’s market volume demand. This will include understanding the global supply chain necessary to legally, ethically, and efficiently produce the product in volume and then distribute it to customers. Once the manufacturing plan is put into action to ramp-up production, intermittent quality assurance (QA) is performed to protect the value of the production batches.

New Product Introduction (NPI)

The New Product Introduction stage is critical for setting the foundation for a successful product launch into the desired market. This will help to boost sales of the product and improve company growth through aggressive and focused tactics utilizing scalable solutions such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools.