Whenever you bring a new product to market, there are many
considerations and iterations required to find the optimal design. A key
element that designers often don’t consider early enough is the ease of
manufacturing the final product. When you’re focusing on adding functionality
and improving the product’s durability, the PCB’s assembly requirements may seem
inconsequential. However, design for manufacturability (DFM) is crucial to
ensure the successful launch of your product.
What Is Design...
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,...
The process of engineering a new product at an incubator, lab, or startup is an exciting time. Perhaps your ultimate objective is to increase revenue, improve quality, or introduce innovation. No matter what, design engineering is critical, but successfully taking a new product to market is an equally complex process.
Moving from proof of concept (PoC) to full-scale production demands a high level of quality from beginning to end. That’s why mastering the new product introduction lifecycle...