Inordinate amounts of considerations go into finding the perfect industrial design for your latest product. Is it functional? Does it serve an innovative need? Can it be cheaper? How long will it take to source from the manufacturer and assembler? All of these questions influence the final specification and layout of the product and are vital considerations in electronic box build services. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry famously said that you achieve perfection not when you have nothing more to add, but instead when there’s nothing left for you to take away from your creation.
The perfect design doesn’t just emphasize the functionality and usability of a product, it includes the aesthetics and user experience as core principles involved during the entire design lifecycle. The founder of Braun, Dieter Rams, established ten design considerations for engineers to subject each new product specification against before moving to the production phase.
A balance exists between creating something that is utilizable without compromising on its appearance. It should preferably also leave a lasting impression on end-users, fostering brand recognition in the longer term, and be designed for manufacturing with reduced errors and high efficiency. This may sound like a fantasy in traditional design and manufacturing cycles, as the next launch is always too soon, and the market’s expectations are too great to achieve a viable turn-around within these constraints.
This is exactly why agile design and manufacturing provides a new and innovative approach that helps product designers succeed in achieving such lofty goals. With agility as a cornerstone of the design and build lifecycle, entrepreneurs, startups, and established product designers can create continuous cycles of innovation and product improvement.
At Sonic Manufacturing, we don’t necessarily consider change as a bad thing when collaborating with customers for electronic box build services. In fact, we may recommend a different backplane assembly or improve on your box frame and connector selections during the prototype or manufacturing stages. The primary goal is to improve your final product’s manufacturability and reliability, as well as accommodating for innovations discovered after your initial release to market.
Working with our customers, we assist with the initial wiring diagram creation and provide product layout services to find the perfect balance between function and aesthetic. As we prototype directly on the production line, the final specification includes all DFMA (Design for Manufacturability and Assembly) considerations at the outset of the project. Sonic Manufacturing understands that good ideas often come after the fact, and we designed our processes specifically to accommodate these situations.
Sonic Manufacturing’s electronic box build services include:
Although our facility is in the US, we can ship products anywhere around the globe. We can also source components from the major OEM manufacturing zones using our International Procurement Office situated in Singapore.
Sonic Manufacturing uses flexible, high-speed lines that assist with New Product Introduction as well as JIT or Kanban manufacturing processes for any level of volume. With our ecommerce component sourcing solution that handles the bulk of our procurement tasks, our team is free to focus on the primary goal of bringing your idea to fruition and find the perfect design for a sustainable product.
For more information regarding the primary considerations in electronic box build services, as well as product layout and manufacturing optimization, speak to one of Sonic Manufacturing’s expert production engineers today.