From Product Engineering to Manufacturing

Product engineering isn't a stand-alone discipline at Design Central, it's an integrated philosophy. From the beginning of a project to its completion, our designers and engineers work hand-in-hand with you to develop sound design concepts that are realized in production. Our engineers think like designers using creative problem-solving skills that allow them to see the unseen and deliver the unexpected.

It's this integrated thinking that enables innovation. It keeps the momentum fueled, and it prevents design intent from being lost as a project progresses from concept to consumer. Better, faster and more cost-effective solutions made possible by the synchronicity of our team.

 

Product Engineers, be sure to download our free presentation by our very own CAD guru, Doug Schaefer, on Understanding Layers in Pro/ENGINEER and Creo.

Areas of Expertise Include:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Firmware/software engineering
     

Conceptual Engineering

  • Volumetric studies
  • Material and process investigation
  • Information architecture and logic development
  • Rapid mechanisms development
     

Developmental Engineering

  • Multi-platform 3D CAD modeling
  • A-level surfacing
  • Tool-ready parts and assembly development
  • DFA/DFM (design for assembly/design for manufacturing)
  • ANSI standard geo-tolerancing and documentation
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Process/Design Controls

  • Product specification and control
  • Project schedule and budget control systems
  • Documentation and revision control
  • FMEA/DHF/MDR
     

Testing and Verification

  • Structural
  • Life cycle
  • Thermal and flow
  • Impact and drop simulation
  • Agency certification
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Production Engineering

  • Vendor selection and coordination
  • Process qualification
  • Production coordination
  • First sample and tooling approval
  • Documentation control