Resources on innovative prototyping, specialized product design,
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Manufacturing quality control in action.
Adding a manufacturing quality control plan to help guide your project toward a more successful conclusion requires you to develop an understanding of the underlying task that makes up an effective quality control strategy; one that leaves no stone unturned and a worry-free rollout once production begins.
Project team discussing a new product development strategy.
Though there are many lines of thought on how a new product development strategy should be constructed, it is beneficial to first consider the common challenges that can be encountered in a project’s lifespan. Below are some examples of how some common challenges can be tackled when building a new product development strategy.
Illustration of a typical medical product development lab.
The idea of medical product development will be the same as any other product on a fundamental level, but there are additional goals that need to be met to gain the necessary approvals for full-scale manufacturing and distribution to medical practitioners.
Illustration of turnkey contract manufacturing fitting a project.
Turnkey contract manufacturing is a process that offers a full-service option to the already popular contract manufacturing model, giving businesses the ability to outsource multiple pieces, or the entirety of a project, to a selected manufacturing partner, including crucial design or prototyping tasks.
Image illustrating the contract Manufacturing definition
As with most things in life, even the simplest definitions can quickly branch out into complexities that threaten to trip you up. However, you can gain a firmer grasp on what contract manufacturing can provide for you by reviewing the answers to some commonly asked questions.
An agreement is made to reflect a contract manufacturing strategy.
You cannot build a contract manufacturing strategy without first knowing what forms of the process are available to your product. Each of these types will present its own pros and cons, and it is through the understanding of these that will enable you to make the most sufficient choice for your project. Determining the type of contract manufacturing you need also helps to narrow your search criteria, allowing for faster decision-making.
Example of rapid prototyping design in action
By developing an understanding through the review of the most common questions asked of manufacturing consultants, you will be in a better position to leverage rapid prototyping for your project initiatives.
Although 3D-printed prototypes do present design teams with a different array of benefits, there are many scenarios in which there is no substitution for quality, CNC-machined part. Not only can these be produced just as fast as 3D-printed parts, but CNC prototypes can have the same strength and quality as the anticipated full-production product.
graphing the product development life cycle
Compressing the product development life cycle will allow you to retain the top position with any release, but without cutting corners or sacrificing quality. There are several steps that must be followed in order to reduce the time it takes to get your idea through product development.
employees plot product development on whiteboard
The most important stages of product development apply to any product and encompass all aspects of the product creation process. Every manufacturing project must go through the same three core stages in order to move from thought to shelf. However, each of these brings along slightly different nuances that must be broken out in further detail to ensure that the product of your dreams will be a success in reality.

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