Here’s where the difference is. Most engineers never have to make, punch, bend, machine, etc., the parts they design. We do. Over and over and over again! When engineers have to personally manufacturer what they’ve designed there is a fundamental shift in the way one designs. The design rules change. The path through design is more precise. Part quality and consistency become more repeatable . . . and less expensive.
Noteworthy electronic products begins with a well balanced design definition – electronic, mechanical, manufacturing, etc. Next comes product design architecture and engaging experienced and talented resources . . . NETBased has both the experience and talent in both enclosure design and manufacturing to develop and produce your next custom electronic enclosure.
Preparing Your Product Definition
When preparing to design and produce your next product we’ll recommend a path for concurrent engineering between electrical, mechanical and manufacturing to expedite the process. In our first meeting we’ll:
- Discuss your product’s features, performance, thermal requirements, regulatory compliance, etc., and their priorities.
- Consider initial production volumes, ramp-up and product life cycle.
- Determine enclosure materials and processes.
- Define areas for product differentiation beyond features and performance.
- Collaborative design resources for concurrent engineering.
- Strategic product introduction, dates and shows.
- Understand user expectations.
- Review competitive products.
- Discuss your production logistics and methodologies.
These factors are part of a well planned product definition, design process and schedule for your product and it’s enclosure. This is not a long drawn out process. We make it quick.
It’s not uncommon to find engineers spending their entire carriers within one or two industries. Many industries essentially design products the same way and competitors go down similar paths of design and manufacturing. Sometimes with good reason and sometimes for no obvious reason other then copying. This often thwarts innovation.
This is where NETBased makes another valuable contribution. We work within many industries. We routinely interject proven methods and technologies from different industries to bring about further differentiation. For example, something that’s being done in medical electronics just might have value in consumer electronics. Or, crossing between RAID and home entertainment might be a more obvious combination.
Our roots are in manufacturing coupled with great strength in product design and development. This background in precision sheet metal, injection molding, RIM, pressure forming and die casting gives us the shop floor “tribal knowledge” to design differently, cost effectively – we instinctively know how to get the most out of each machine and associated processes. This kind of knowledge just isn’t taught at universities or written in books or even trade magazines. Our expertise combined with well planned product architecture results in enormous cost benefits.