Our product development process begins with discovering the project requirements. From an end-user standpoint, we help you define what your product needs to accomplish in order to be successful in its intended environment, from mechanical needs to aesthetic essentials. Once a high level set of requirements has been established, our engineers or industrial designers can quickly generate several concepts that illustrate general form and function of your product. This can range from free form hand sketches to 3D CAD models that have been photorealistically rendered.
After a winning concept is identified, engineering begins. This includes detailed CAD design, mechanical analysis, material selection, interface definition, detailed manufacturing drawings, and testing. Using rapid prototyping technologies, we can quickly manufacture many products for functional testing and evaluation. When the design has been completed, planning for manufacturing begins. We have relationships with domestic and foreign fabricators who can provide a plethora of different manufacturing capabilities including plastic injection molding, casting, machining, thermoforming, welding, and sheet metal forming. We can also provide a variety of finishing processes including painting, powder coating, screen and pad printing, plating, anodizing, and others.
Finally, in the project close phase of the project, we transfer all documentation to the customer. During this phase we also ask for feedback from our customers on what went well and where improvements can be made – we are always looking for opportunities to improve our processes and our customers’ experiences!
Contact us today to request a free copy of our Discovery document, which will help you gain clarity on your project and prepare you to begin the product development process.
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Pipeline Design & Engineering provides product development services
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with design & engineering needs. Please contact us today and let’s get started!