As I talked about in Part 1 of this series, there are many steps required to get a product ready for volume manufacturing. Just because you may have a functionally working prototype, it doesn’t mean your implementation can be manufactured effectively, or even at all. Don't be surprised if someone tells you it will take 6 to 12 months to get your functional prototype ready for mass production! In this article I will outline some valuable DFX principles that will help you reduce that time to get a product ready for production and reach your goal of a high First Pass Yields (FPY) greater than 97%.
I had the honor of presenting to a sold out audience on a topic that is important to me: DFx for Electrical Engineering. In my talk I started by outlining the various stages of a product’s lifecycle. But, the focus of the presentation was on the middle phase, or the “meat” of product development – crossing the chasm from prototype to full production.
Having traditionally worked for startups, time and money have always been a scarce commodity, so it’s been imperative to use CNC Machines as effectively as possible. Leveraging CNC machining services can significantly mitigate the risk for mistakes and delays in a product launch due to their high quality and inexpensive prototyping capabilities.