What Is Engineering Design For Product Manufacturing?

Engineering design is a methodology in which engineers create functional products using various processes. This is a highly iterative process as the steps are repeated multiple times.

At Denham Products, we conduct the engineering design process with basic science, mathematics, and engineering to ensure that the result performs as expected. The fundamental elements of our approach are the establishment of goals and criteria, synthesis, analysis, construction, testing, and evaluation. 

We start by establishing the requirements of your idea. An example may be a product that needs to have a button that turns it on and off, and it needs to have a range of motion of 180 degrees. After establishing requirements, we disclose the feasibility of creating your product. The design requirements and feasibility determine the product’s cost and narrow down the product’s look. This part of the process also helps determine the specification of the product. However, this should ultimately be determined by the target audience’s needs.

Product manufacturing requires a high degree of design input to bridge the gap between your design concept and the actual manufacturable design. Often, we see cases where the early plan is not sufficient to bring the product to the manufacturing stage because there isn’t a manufacturing technique that can build the product in its current state.

For example, you want to develop a plastic piece with negative features, thin sections, and no draft angles. Unfortunately, these features make the design impossible to manufacture with standard plastic manufacturing equipment and need to be corrected to save cost and time. 

A high-quality computer model is usually built to facilitate the engineering design process and design for manufacturing. Computer-Aided Design (CAD) helps develop the idea from a pretotype to a prototype and production-ready model. In addition, a well-built CAD model can dramatically reduce the likelihood of failures and decrease the cost of future design changes.

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Why Engineering Design Is Relevant To The Manufacturing Process

Engineering design for manufacturing is highly relevant as it provides information needed by the manufacturer to produce your product. Generally, this information is relayed via 3-D Design files. Detailed definitions of every part of a product can be found within these files with ample specificity for manufacturing.

These files also explain the ultimate assembly of its parts to demonstrate the completed product, along with a list of materials needed and an exploded showcase view. This manufacturing process is used after our engineers develop a thorough understanding of the product and explain to the manufacturer and consumer why each part needs to be built in a particular way and a particular order.

Our engineering design process also allows manufacturers to focus on cost reduction. By reducing the number of working parts and having a simple assembly process, we can bring your product to the market as efficiently as possible. 

A product may be produced by:

  • CNC Machining
  • Joining
  • Casting
  • Injection Molding
  • Sheet Metal Forming
  • Turning
  • 3D Printing
  • And many more

 

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At Denham Products, we are working to become a platform where innovators can launch their products fast and affordably. If you have an idea, our goal is to bring it to life. So feel free to reach out.