When is the best time to engage Device Solutions? Some people are comfortable doing their own feasibility and evaluation work on their concept and some have a clear idea of the components they want included in their design. In these cases, the best time to engage with Device Solutions would be at the Design/Design Review stage. In this stage, the Device Solutions project team(s) take a look at the preferred components, selections, and phases of development to get to the designs/layouts that can be used for initial proof of concept devices, prototypes, and small runs. In the design phase, the expertise is being leverage to anticipate design issues that will improve the chances to the design goes through testing and certification as efficiently as possible. Pulling from the knowledge and insights of previous projects, the feasibility and evaluation stage, and early results from the design effort, the design review happens informally as the designs are put in place and more formally with a detailed design review with the team and the client(s).
Whether Bob, Chris and the Device Solutions team a reviewing an existing design, a design an outside team generated, or an internally generated design, they are always considering the objectives, timelines, and tradeoff’s to help clients meet their goals. A great value of the Design/Design Review stage is that the output is a design that closely resembles the ultimate device that is to be manufactured. With this design (updated from results of the Design Review) in hand, the chances of successful prototypes goes up dramatically.
The first step, no matter what stage of your development or re-design is to contact Bob (Device Solutions’ CEO) and arrange an in person discussion. If you have already worked with Bob and Device Solutions, you know about the incredible experience of working with a company that prides itself on openness, transparency, and authenticity (and innovation). If you haven’t met the Device Solutions team, you are in for a pleasant surprise.