Design to compete
Where does design end and manufacturing begin? Where excellence meets your end goals. We can help you get there faster and with less risk with the support of our full suite of Design for Excellence (DFX) services. We work side-by-side with your team to review product design preparedness across a broad range of factors including performance, reliability, durability and scalability. Through technology exchange meetings and gap analysis, we develop a comprehensive, consultative strategy that applies our design-led manufacturing expertise to your product development.
And if you have a product that’s already verified? No problem - we’ll still deliver key design recommendations for the future. Our flexible engagement model ensures that continuous improvement leads to design innovation for every customer, no matter the development stage.
Design for manufacturing (DFM)
Let’s position your product design to deliver the highest yield at the fastest time-to-market well before it reaches the manufacturing stage. Using our DFM solutions, we can help you make key design adjustments that eliminate scrap and bottlenecks while maximizing product performance.
We make sure your design is poised to incorporate the most cost-effective and efficient processes while deploying materials management, quality control and more. In fact, we take our analysis down to the individual parts level with Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA). That way, you can reduce the number of individual parts and assembly steps for more consistent build quality.
Make it durable, testable and reliable
How will your product stand up to real-world elements? Find out before you scale through finite element analysis (FEA). Will the design lend itself to critical manufacturing tests? Protect your future hardware from defects using Design for Test (DFT). Need to understand how performance will vary over time? New technologies, materials and advanced circuitries make the task more challenging - but Design for Reliability (DFR) can help prolong a high level of performance throughout the lifecycle.
Increase efficiency without sacrificing quality
You can’t go faster than automation, but you can make sure automated manufacturing goes its fastest with Digital Design for Automation (DDFAUT). We can help you speed things along even more using our expertise in PCBA Panel Array, so parts load at a much faster rate. And don’t let ever-increasing parts shortages delay development when you design for maximum interchangeability with Design for Tolerance Stack-up Analysis (DFTSA).
Eliminate the surprise factor
A holistic approach to DFX helps reduce the surprise factor as you move from design to manufacturing. Eliminate quality issues with tooling and molds early on with the help of our tooling verification capabilities. We’ll prioritize your cost targets with Design for Cost (DFC) and make sure you have workable design files using Computer Aid Design File Conversion (CAD).
Learn how to get your products from research and design through commercialization in a cost-effective way.
In a challenging trade and supply chain environment, we rapidly designed and manufactured high-quality motherboards on a massive scale.
Learn more about our approach to design for environment in the Oct/Nov 2022 issue of OnDrugDelivery.