The concepting creates and evaluates the product architecture, structure and usability. The mechanical concept and product structure are developed to correspond to the need of use. During the concepting, the most critical parts are identified (concept phase risk management). The breakdown and the physical size of the product will be defined and the manufacturability of the product is evaluated.
Concept suggestions can be used to evaluate and analyse structures. At the same time, the cost structure of the product is evaluated and then preliminary production capacity calculations are carried out.
The product design phase optimises the performance, layout and production of the product or device. We use 3D software in our product design to demonstrate the functionality, manufacturability and assembly hierarchy of the product. As the project progresses, a functional prototype, with which the plan is further developed, willl be created.
For products that require HW/SW expertise, we use the expertise and know-how of our strategic partners.
Manufacturability planning is part of the conceptualisation and product design. We optimise the manufacturability of products and devices, solve production technology challenges (DFM) and assembly (DFA). As the production needs and amounts evolve, the most appropriate methods are applied for each stage. Parts are planned by taking into account the requirements of the manufacturing process concerned.
Examples of plastic and metal manufacturing techniques applied:
- Injection moulding
- Reaction casting (RIM, PUR)
- Extrusion moulding
- Vacuum and deep contours
- Bending and folding
- Welding assemblies
- Surface treatments
- Finishing techniques
3D animation is a visual way of clarifying product concepts, device design, assembly, installation and maintenance. This method facilitates the interaction between different organisations during all stages of product development. Our animations are widely used, for example for conceptual presentations and the visualisation of production instructions.
We produce fast acting, high-quality prototypes. Creating prototypes and testing them are an essential part of agile product development. Through testing, problem areas can be identified in time, and changes implemented with immediate effect. This saves resources in the later stages.
The resources used for the project and the prototype are proportioned to production needs and volumes. For prototype construction, we use 3D printing methods, moulding techniques and machining
We test the conformity of the product parts and configurations for the specified requirements. We use the most authentic materials and production methods possible in the products to be tested.
We use testing equipment for verification. We perform tests in the prototype construction and production phases. We test products intended for demanding conditions during the planning phase.
Examples of testing features:
- Thermal resistance
- Moisture resistance
- Drop/shock resistance
- Pressure resistance
- ESD (electrostatics)
- IP rating
- Dynamic vibration
- Mould analyses
Test series and small volume production
Test series enable the presentation, testing and delivery of finished products to customers before the actual production is initiated. This way, product marketing and commercialisation can be initiated before the actual production tools are ready.
Sample-derived devices can also be utilised in user testing. With small volume production mass production methods are also available for smaller series.