Anticipate Design Problems

Eliminate Future Roadblocks

Initial design problems can negatively affect each and every step down the line. Therefore, before you get too far down the road, you need to make sure your design makes sense in terms of speed, cost-efficiency and end game manufacturability. As you know, if you create a design that’s aesthetically perfect, but has features that cause it to be inefficient in terms of manufacturing, you’ve missed your target.

For instance, maybe there’s nothing inherently amiss with the actual design itself. Nut perhaps glass-filled nylon isn’t the best material choice in terms of consumer comfort, and there’s a workable alternative in ABS that provides the price point you’re looking for. These benefits assist in offering the comfort your customers require, significant cost savings come production time and a quicker path to market.

“If you don’t take the time to catchDesign problems

these problems up front, […]

starting at square one to correct

them can be a costly waste of time.”

 

Or perhaps a small sizing change will allow parts to nest more efficiently. In terms of design, it makes no practical, aesthetic or utility difference, but suddenly tooling becomes 25% more cost-effective.

Or maybe your initial design approach calls for vacuum forming, but injection molding tools would make more sense in terms of accuracy, part count, and manufacturing costs.

These are the kinds of questions that need to be asked from day one. If you don’t take the time to catch these problems up front, once they catch up to you, starting at square one to correct them can be a costly waste of time. Resolve these problems before they start, and work with a company who will enhance your design in these terms and understands how each part of the design is going to affect development and manufacturing down the line.

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