Our in-house engineers have extensive experience recommending strategies for products in various industries, and the mechanical engineering software we use is top of the line. From initial concept assessment to producing the final product and test specifications for manufacturing, as well as facilitating the migration to manufacturing and volume production, they support all phases of product development. With a key focus on Design for Manufacturability, emphasis on concurrent product and manufacturing design, our mechanical engineering analysis design team provides a significant advantage in producing efficient, predictable and reliable designs.
Our expertise spans all aspects of mechanical design software and analysis necessary to produce metal and plastic components and housings for products in many industries. These services include:
- 3-D modeling with 3-D printing capability
- Structural analysis and simulation
- Injection molding design analysis and simulation
- Mechanical & electro-mechanical assembly
- Rapid prototyping and functional models
Mechanical Design With Solid Modeling Software
We understand the tradeoffs associated with material selection, molding process, casting method, etc., to present the most reliable, cost-effective solutions. To facilitate development, our solid modeling software enables us to design complex, sculpted shapes and move the geometric data directly to manufacturing. Using this same data as the basis for all in-house finite-element analysis ensures consistency between our engineering simulations and our manufacturing facilities.
Our mechanical engineering analysis team augments our customers’ product team for new product developments, product modifications, or line extensions. Providing both pre- and post-production support, we support full turnkey product development or engage anywhere along the product development cycle to provide the expertise and resources necessary to deliver high-quality products on time.
Manufacturing Project Management
Successfully Bringing New Products to Market
Our manufacturing and design project management team is committed to your success! Each project, regardless of scope, is assigned a dedicated Project Manager to lead and execute the project plan − from first line of contact with the customer until the product is released to production. The Project Manager coordinates, manages, and monitors the day to day activities to guarantee the project progresses as planned.
We use interactive project management and cloud-based document management systems to assist in managing and monitoring the following:
- Cost and budgets
- Communication and status
- Document management
Reviewing Timelines, Costs and Scope of Work
Our gated new manufacturing product development process divides the project into phases. Each phase must pass through a review gate where the scope of work, budget, and timelines are examined, and approvals received. A detailed product design and manufacturing project plan and the phase-gate requirements and acceptance criteria are established at a Design Kickoff Meeting with representatives from the customer, design, tooling, and manufacturing. The phases defined depend upon the scope of each project and might include:
- Release to manufacturing
- First article inspection
- Release to production
The procedures established ensure accuracy and completeness throughout the course of bringing new products to market. Our project management approach has proven successful for countless projects undertaken by Mars International. Our comprehensive services, delivered through ISO 9001:2008 certified procedures, ensure total quality management through every phase of the project.
Benefits of Design Project Management
As a business in the manufacturing sector, your goal is to minimize the length of the supply chain for your customers. The less time it takes to go from concept to production, and the fewer snags and hiccups, the more money both you and your customers make. The key to creating the ideal manufacturing strategy for clients involves hiring a manufacturing project manager.