Stage 1: Project Review
Here’s what to expect during our free one-hour consultation:
- Introduction to CADDS Group and our capabilities
- Client introduction of product/idea
- Feedback and product potential
- CADDS Product Innovation + Design project overview.
Stage 2: Concept
The concept stage involves the following work:
- General research on similar products to those being developed in your project
- Investigation into the possibility of registering a patent or design
- Research into any AS/NZ standards that may apply
- Preparation of a concept sketch and basic modelling of the product
- Creation of basic renders and animations, as an additional option, to present your product.
Stage 2: Engineering
The engineering stage involves the following work:
- Selection of material and/or vendor items
- Supply of detailed 3D model with accurate structure and tolerances, ready for prototyping or fabrication
- Preparation of a bill of material
- Supply of updated product intent documentation (featuring more details such as renders, sections, an exploded view, material list and instructions).
We also provide these additional services:
- An in-depth animation
- FEA (Finite Element Analysis) simulations for critical parts and functions
- Discussion of marketing options (including packaging, logo and distribution).
Stage 3: Drafting & Prototype
The drafting & prototyping stage involves the following work:
- Creation of engineering drawing as per AS/NZ standard
- Creation of a detailed bill of material
- Liaise with suitable factory for prototyping and/or production of your product
- Preparation of a prototype (created using either 3D printing methods, CNC machined components, mock-up models or steel fabrication, depending on the objective of the prototype).
Once we have tested the prototype, we will create a detailed report of defects in the design.
Staeg 4: Pre-Manufacturing
The pre-manufacturing stage involves the following work:
- Creating a product manufacturing specification (quality control) document, which includes the following specifications:
- Product testing (tests are in accordance with, and specified by, AS/NZ standards)
- Material specification and data sheet
- Surface finish and component colour
- Date code location
- Logo location
- Instruction manual
- Product assembly instruction.
Stage 5: Manufacturing
The manufacturing stage involves the following work:
- Engagement of the manufacturer to conduct a pilot run sample (to be reviewed using the product manufacturing specification document)
- Create a report of defects found and recommend modifications
- Update all required documentations to reflect reasonable modifications
- Ensure quality controls are in place and followed
- Organise logistics, including packaging and transport
- Update all required documentations to reflect modifications.
Let’s be in touch:
We know you need time to think. We’ll email to confirm outcomes & see how we went.