If you’ve got an idea for a product, but you’re not sure where to turn next, or the processes involved before you take the plunge – we can help. There are many phases involved in product development, so we’ve shared here a little more about each of one of them, to explain what we do, how we do it, and what it means for you.
A fundamental research stage to explore how your end customers behave as well as their wants and needs for your target market.
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The starting stage of all idea creation. It can take many forms from concept sketches and renders to basic block models. It’s not about pretty pictures, it’s about using the right methodology to convey your vision of the product.
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It’s the 3D CAD software we use to support our detailed design for manufacture, run simulations and develop the design to launch. Think of it as the computerised version of putting pen to paper.
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Before prototyping and initial testing, we use simulation software to validate design robustness & performance. This ensures confidence in the design before investment into prototyping and manufacturing.
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Our onsite SLA & FDM facilities and external suppliers allow us to prototype quickly in materials to replicate production intent, so that functionality and performance testing can be validated. This supports our design-build-test ethos.
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It’s a continuous stage throughout the journey that ensures the product can be manufactured as intended, delivers on performance specification, complies with certification and meets key cosmetic requirements.
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A vital stage to ensure product performance throughout development. We have a design-build-test ethos to continually validate both product and process against specification and certification.
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This is a continuous improvement process to enhance project and workplace efficiency. We work in this manner to ensure project capital is optimised and development delivery is as efficient as possible.
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Our aim is to support and guide your project to a suitable supply base capable of delivering manufacturing expectations. We will help you to build a strong working relationship with our chosen suppliers and partners.
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Managing multiple suppliers can take up a lot of your valuable time. Our UK and overseas resources can support you in the process of driving suppliers to launch.
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A key stage to ensure production consistency, robustness & delivery. We utilise a wide range of techniques to establish appropriate methods of assembly, quality control and quality assurance. These techniques are defined to improve production yield, reduce consumer returns and ensure the quality of your delivered product.
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We can support your internal R&D team if applicable, offering advice and expertise for success and stage gate improvement.
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Flexibility is important. We can support in the office, remotely and overseas to ensure your project runs as smoothly as possible.
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The last stage to get your product to market, supporting your market launch materials such as high res renderings, product photography, CGI animations and illustrations.
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From logo to launch and beyond, our in-house marketing experts can support you in the pre-launch and post-launch phase through strategic, creative and digital solutions that take your brand to the next level or promote your product to market.
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