OUR DESIGN PROCESS
Have you come up with a "better mouse trap?" Bayden Engineering offers full design through manufacturing services. Regardless of the complexity of your concept, we have everything required to bring that idea to fruition. Here is an example of a "typical" design to manufacturing cycle on a consumer product that was designed and marketed by Bayden Engineering.
Phase 1: Conceptualizing
For our example we will design a new bicycle seat.
Define criteria for the product or item
Large bike seat
Steel reinforced Plastic
Fit on most existing bikes
Easy to install
Phase 2: Rough Layout
Using 3D CAD, create a rough conceptual model Based on the design criteria, we have created a large seat area that will be reinforced with a steal rod. The steal rod will also be used for mounting the seat.
Phase 3: Analysis
Use the tools required to analyze the design for failure issues and areas. In this image, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to locate areas of excessive stress on the design.
Phase 4: Refine
Alter the design based on changed criteria or analysis results. This often an iterative process where the design is sent back through the analysis phase until an optimized design is created. Material selection can greatly alter results.
Phase 5: Define Manufacturing Documentation
Manufacturing can create there CAM data directly from the refined 3D CAD solid model or from 2D drawings.
Phase 6: Define Packaging Concepts
Using 3D CAD, define what type of packaging you want. This is an important and often over-looked process. Packaging can take up space. And dependent upon where your products will be manufacture or shipped, the volume of the package can dictate the shipping costs.
Phase 7: Create Packaging Engineering Data
Create packaging production data. In this case, the information for the paper cutting die. Notice the punched holes (on the left) to accommodate how the product will be displayed in the marketplace. In this case, they will be hung on hooks. Just another example of the amount of thinking that goes into a new product.
Phase 8: Create Packaging artwork
Artwork can mean a myriad of things which include:
Replacement Parts catalog
Using the CAD file, the packaging can be evaluated and visualized.
The Final Product