Final optimisation of product design for manufacturing. Industry-level technical drawings and files, ready to share with global manufacturers. Produce pre-production samples and conduct deployment tests. Setup a global efficient supply chain. Manage mass production with ease up to quality control and products dispatch.
Review and Optimisation
Throughout the prototyping cycle, test results are reviewed to highlight challenges and areas for improvement.
The design is then improved by correcting any deficiencies and optimising parts and assemblies performance to provide maximum efficiency.
This process is cyclic and usually require repetition of prototyping and test cycle, as well. The process can theoretically be done for an infinite number of times as improvement is always the outcome. However, practical projects require the design to be frozen once the improvement between cycles goes below a relatively low percentage.
Technical drawings and files communicate important "controlled" features using a universally understood format, e.g. specifications, dimensions, and tolerances.
They help suppliers understand product requirements and facilitate communicate regardless of experience level, country or even language.
These documents are usually produced in PDF format, easily printable by any suppliers and do not require any specific technical program to review. They are a crucial element in the production process. In some cases, these documents could be also be used in a legal capacity, as they can verify production quality limits.
Pre-production samples are made to verify the actual functionality, specifications, and product aesthetics.
Required improvements can be fed back into a design review and optimisation loop for additional samples, before investing in mass production moulds and jigs.
Supply Chain Setup
Product parts BOM (bill of materials) is divided according to shared manufacturing processes into several sets.
Potential manufacturers of each set are sent RFQs (request for quotation) for order placement. On-site visits are conducted to evaluate relevant preparations.
The supply chain is continuously monitored against a set of milestones and deadlines to resolve challenges that may arise.
Sub-processes are reviewed for quality assurance to avoid challenges in later production stages, e.g. on the assembly line.
The assembly process is reviewed for setup improvements and quality maintenance, while on-site checks ensure the production progresses according to requirements.
Final parts and assemblies are reviewed to verify dimensional conformity, performance, and other specifications.
For the initial production patch, non-confirming units can be a significant percentage. However, those can be replaced by a supplementary production output to achieve the required order size. Product patches that pass quality control are packaged and shipped according to requirements.