The maintaining or improvement of your product quality is up to you and the directions you give to your suppliers. Allowing your suppliers to supply without checking the product quality is a very costly mistake. You need to direct the manufacturers to a point that no rejects can get through the system. The reason why it is up to you is because this is a added step to the process and the manufacturers don’t want to add extra cost for themselves. The are two approaches to take when selecting a supplier. One is the low cost and the other as you probably guessed is the quality […]
Any designer needs to understand what material a product or part will be made of to ensure they can accurately design it. Why is this important during the design phase? I suggest you sit down with the designer in the first meeting you have and discuss what type of application the part is going to be used for. They should be able to tell you if the part will be strong enough in your chosen material. If the designer has some doubts then they can decide to do some FEA simulations to test the parts strength or simply change material […]
What is FEA? FEA is a type of software simulation that is used to virtually test your design to ensure it doesn’t break after production. Not all designers use this software so don’t let this deter you when trying to find a suitable designer. Typically used in the engineering industry FEA is now widely used as an useful tool in product design. How does it work? The way FEA works is by importing your 3D cad design into the FEA software, add your relevant parameters and let the software perform a simulation. The end result of the FEA simulation will […]
With the advancement of design software, you have the ability to produce a photorealistic rendering of your designs and use these for marketing or other visual illustrations you may need. This is a prefect tool as it gives you the chance to approach potential customers with a photo of the final product, which can help result in sales.