- Risk analysis
- Cost estimation
- Value Engineering
Once a new product concept has emerged from the methodical concept and solution-finding process, the development procedure progresses to the next level in two distinct stages:
A. By creating a functional model, assurance can be gained in respect of any incalculable or unplannable aspects of function areas by creating a physical model and performing function tests.
This is then immediately followed by the second stage
B. Construction. Using the latest 3D-CAD software tools (ProEngineer, CATIA V5, INVENTOR, SolidWorks – depending on customer preference) the existing function concept is used as a basis for creating interaction between all functions and structural elements taking into account technical feasibility.
Spatial concepts, patent research, strength or speed calculations all help to arrive at a more precise definition of the product.
Calculation programs and FEM methods, the drawing up of risk analyses including FMEA all provide the assurance needed to safeguard the technical output of our work. In terms of cost, this is achieved using competent, empirical cost estimations and value engineering.
Alongside functional reliability and costs, design is the third key success factor which defines the new product.