A beautiful, functional and producible product
Microingranaggi: an efficient partner for development.
Industrial design does not just mean to “dress” products better. It also means to satisfy a range of criteria that go beyond simple aesthetical aspects. A very interesting but unrealisable idea will never become an efficient and successful product. For this reason, Microingranaggi collaborates from the initial phase of a project with engineering and design teams to analyse all aspects of the product to be developed.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PRODUCT: STEP BY STEP
Thanks to the acquired experience, Microingranaggi has defined and refined a product development process that minimizes obstacles while optimising time and costs at a maximum. The production process is divided into different phases to have a better control over the entire project. Each situation is different from the other: controlling the project and being flexible are indispensable requirements for adapting to different contexts and needs.
Phase 00 – Learning
Acquisition of specifics.
Acquisition of the first project specifications
Interest and respect for customer ideas and points of view
Attention to the aims of the project
Acquisition of demand and basic information
Research of product and related market
Analysis of data, summary and definition of the project guide lines
Phase 01 – Concepts development
Research of solutions.
Innovative solutions
Creative research and exploring of concepts
Sketches, 3D studio models, volumetric and physical models
Preliminary feasibility test with our engineering team
Phase 02 – Design finishing
Developing the proposal.
Examination of the variations of the selected concept
Refining the selected proposal
Developing the interface, preliminary examination of colors and finishings
Examining the details
Reviewing and updating with our engineering team
Phase 03 – Engineering phase
Mechanicalengineering design and 3D modelling.
Refining the design
3D mechanical design created with Pro Engineer
Realising 2D drawings, 3D assembly modelling with bill of materials
Analysing preliminary costs and production techniques
Reviewing and updating with the customer
Phase 04 – Prototype construction
Manufacturing of the first samples.
Creation of prototypes with prototype techniques and mechanical manufacturing
Prototype assembly
Dimentional control and function tests
Improvement of 3D files and update of the technical documentation
Phase 05 – Pilot batch development
Creation of a small pilot batch.
Selection of production methods
Support and guidance for the realisation of the pilot batch and selecting and contacting suppliers
Assembly and function tests
Support for the life test of the product
Assessment and analysis to reduce costs
Phase 06 – Project conclusion
Delivery of the project.
Updating, modifications and improvements for the serial production
Delivery of final documentation
Support service for the construction of moulds and production equipment
Optimisation of time and final assembly techniques for the production