Product design can be a very complex process, but the fundamental steps are fairly straightforward. Below is a great overview of the 4 steps of product design.
Predictive computational models of real-world scenarios are commonly used during the product development process. Engineers and scientists use finite element analysis, also known as FEA to build these models. The use typically begins with a computer-aided design (CAD) model that represents the physical parts being simulated as well as knowledge of the material. This information enables the prediction of real-world behavior, often [...]
We’ve all experienced that moment when a fantastic idea pops into our head. Sometimes we’re purposely trying to think of a new product idea while other times, the concept simply develops into what could be a new product idea. How can you determine when is the right time to pursue a product idea? The challenge isn’t necessarily coming up with [...]
3D printing technology continues to change the way products are being developed and tested. With new techniques constantly being introduced, the question becomes, where is 3D printing headed in 2017 and how is it impacting product development? Speed of 3D printing will continue to increase According to a recent interview by Gordon Styles, founder and president of Star Prototype, the world [...]
As the demand to introduce new products to market increases, companies are more often turning to outside engineering services firms to assist with the product development. These engineering services firms vary greatly regarding what they can offer companies. Some have deep expertise in a single step of the product design process, while other companies can help with every step of [...]