Projects at Reid Product Development usually begin in the Concept
Research phase. Deliverables of this phase are usually a listing of product
requirements, the brainstorming / refinement of concepts, and the feasibility confirmation
of key technical and cost assumptions.
Next comes Project Planning where we plan
a program (tasks, manpower, budget, schedule) to meet your particular need.
In the Preliminary Design phase, the goal is to establish a technical
basis for a functional product. Product requirements are transformed into technical
specifications. Design control begins. Engineering analyses are
performed. Layout drawings are created. Breadboards are built and tested.
We excel at designing minimal cost and optimal function into the product.
In the Detailed Design phase, the goal is a well-documented,
verified product design. The team strives for concurrent engineering in styling,
manufacturability, and usability. Engineering deliverables generally
include: engineering drawings, bill(s)-of-materials, OEM vendor sourcing,
prototype build & test, assembly & test procedures, production
unit cost estimates, and design review. Over 70% of projects (based
upon our 1991-1998 revenue) continue through Detailed Design in our facility.
We can assist you in the Pilot Production phase. Goals of the pilot
production phase are a validated product design, a validated manufacturing process, and final
versions of assembly & test procedures Clients often
ask us to oversee tooling, vendor qualification, and first article inspection.
If necessary, we can qualify sources for contract manufacturing and contract
assembly. We can also specify and obtain bids on special production equipment.
Reid Product Development is a professional engineering design house, so
our allegiance is always to you, the client.