Design and Development
A. Product Definition and Research
Castle Mark design will work with you to develop a through understanding of your internal resources and establish a design strategy that integrates our capabilities with yours to make a comprehensive design team. Some of the jobs we need perform include:
-Market studies
-Competitive product investigations
-Preliminary cost analysis
-Feasibility studies
-Hand sketching
B. Concept generation
We specialize in new ideas. With imagination and manufacturing knowledge, Castle Mark design will produce concepts that are surprising, generate excitement, and that accomplish your goals while competing in some of the tasks we need perform in this phase include:
-Team brainstorming
-Option analysis
-Sketches: 2D and 3D
-Running function simulation,Structural engineering
-Group review on sample
C. Development
In the development phase, we integrate conceptual design with production realities. We investigate a variety of manufacturing processes and determine what effect each would have on final function; form, and cost. Some of the jobs need to be done include:
-Product graphics / CAD illustrations
-Tooling analysis
-Parts drawing for specification control
-Product requirement documentation
D. Engineering and production implementation
Suppliers are brought into the development process to discuss and assure a smooth and quick transition to production. We develop a matrix to assure coordination of tolerances, specifications, and production schedules. This process assures a long term comprehensive manufacturing plan. Following steps may be included in the process:
-Tolerance analysis
-Testing / Approval for quality standard (BIFMA or customer’s requirement)
-Production document (Bill of material / Assembly drawings / operation menu / Quality standard)
-Design for manufacturing / Assembly / Packing
-Material search and selection
-Parts and tooling cost and analysis
-Vender selection and liaison
-Manufacturing engineering
-Pilot production