CUSTOMER

Feasibility study
for function
and cost

A. Functional model

B. Construction
  • Design
  • Risk analysis
  • FMEA
  • Cost estimation
  • Value Engineering

THE PRODUCT

Feasibility

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.