Our Approach to “Making Time” in the Product Development Cycle
Moliporex, our Mould Making company has recently delivered a cluster of injection moulds to our client in Europe as a part of industrialization of lighting parts for new RENAULT ESPACE. Our approach to the product development cycle was a significant contributing factor in making this a successful project.
Rapid Development in a Competitive Arena
In the competitive environment of the automotive industry, rapid development of new products is a factor that gives considerable advantage to OEMs and makes them stand apart from others.
Although rapid development is what makes the automotive industry so dynamic and technologically innovative, safety is fundamental. How fast can a new product be developed and be available to the market, considering the extremely demanding safety and environmental regulations?
As much as rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing solutions can offer fairly quick results to design and engineering teams, they still cannot reduce development lead time of serial production tools. Projects start few years ahead of their SOP dates, but OEMs and their supply chain continue moving against the clock in the industrialization of their projects.
Time Saving Factors
Early engagement with suppliers is a crucial element for any industrial leader who wishes to stay on top of the wave. In concurrence, interactive communication between product styling and design team, serial tools design and development team is imperative as well. It resolves many of the industrialization challenges during design maturation phase that immensely contribute in lowering the cost. It also reduces the delivery time of serial production tools, which subsequently translates to the product maturation phase.
At VANGEST we bring you 3 fundamental needs for the product development cycle that contribute to design maturation: rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing, serial production tools, and quality control checking fixtures. Early engagement with carefully diversified organizations such as VANGEST, is what keeps our clients ahead of their competitors and result in a holistic successful outcome.