Today, product developers and fabricators face a unique set of challenges that stretch engineering capabilities to the limits. Consumer goods producers are striving to evolve more complex shapes and designs to appeal to continually changing customer needs and tastes. Many of the products produced are one-of-a-kind creations designed to bring a new concept to life, to increase production rates, or to lower costs.
The ability to create new machines rapidly and easily can help developers succeed. With the latest industry CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM Solutions, they can reuse previous design work to create multiple variations of a product in a single document. They can also develop and manage families of parts and models with different dimensions, components, properties, or other parameters. One signicant time-saving strategy would be to develop 80 to 90 percent of each new product by using standard modules and components, and then using streamlined engineering processes to develop the other 10 to 20 percent in minimal time.
However, the need for speed need not compel poorly designed products. When it comes to product development, you have to get it right the first time; and if you don’t, it can mean costly expenses. Getting it right means designing a product rafting services that not only can perform well during acceptance testing, but also under normal working conditions for the products lifetime – and under environmental conditions that can vary from dusty and particulate to damp.
Contract Services can provide the set of tools necessary to meet these challenges. You can utilize existing subsystems and assemblies developed by your company, as well as those from industry standards groups and components producers. You can take advantage of a wide range of design validation tools for evaluating a product prototype, so you can identify and fix problems before you even build your product. Additionally, you can utilize a 3D assembly model to quickly create project documentation.
Anywhere between 20 and 70 percent of the content of many typical product designs consists of purchased components, such as motors, drives, bearings, and hydraulic cylinders. As a result, developers can be forced to redesign purchased and commonly used components with each project. However, a contract design service provides access to parts design libraries, with a wide range of standard, vendor-specific, and internal company design libraries; making the addition of new parts to your machine simple. You can easily access 3D CAD models from leading components manufacturers – saving time and improving accuracy.