Designing for Manufacturability During Product Development

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

In the world of engineering, designing for manufacturability means understanding the needs of each individual project and adapting models, designs, and methods to best suit those needs. At Industrial Custom Products, our designing for manufacturing methods are perfectly catered to save you time, materials, and money during your product development. With our design expertise we can provide the manufacturability feedback your project needs to get off the ground.

Like many aspects of the product development process, designing for manufacturability requires the collaborative expertise of several engineering disciplines. Design and manufacturing engineers must work together in order to maintain the desired aesthetics while simultaneously guaranteeing functionality. Materials experts are then tasked with planning for cost-efficient materials that will get products in the hands of consumers as quickly and easily as possible.

Because of its multidisciplinary nature, designing for manufacturability is as complex a process as it is vital. If any step of the process is not cohesive with the others it can lead to delays, overspending, or in some cases, product failure.

The good news is that here at Industrial Custom Products, designing for manufacturability is practically an exact science. Efficiency is the name of the game in the modern age of CNC machining, and our materials expertise matched with our advanced 3 and 5-axis machines mean that designing for manufacturability is an easier problem to solve than it once was. Even complex product designs can be managed with relative ease thanks to the power of careful programming.

While technology carries a lot of the load during product development, it’s impossible to overstate the necessity of skillful engineers and material experts. At Industrial Custom Products our engineers and planning professionals can provide the manufacturability feedback that your product development needs. Whether you need feedback on entire designs or on individual parts, ICP can help.

If you’re in need of a manufacturability consultation or have questions regarding the product development process, call Industrial Custom Products today for more information. Our materials experts and engineers can be contacted at (612) 781-2255 or directly online. You will receive a prompt response!