Getting stuff made

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This presentation provides a quick overview on a typical hardware product development process, then goes on to show a photoessay of parts made via a variety of prototyping, low volume and high volume manufacturing processes.

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Getting stuff made

  1. 1. © 2014 ConceptSpring Elaine Chen September 2014 Getting Stuff Made
  2. 2. Hardware tools of the trade 2 Scientific computing MCAD and ECAD Design consultancies 3D Printers RP Services Production consultants Component manufacturers Contract manufacturers 3rd party logistics
  3. 3. Hardware Product Development Process
  4. 4. Stuff we make in hardware development
  5. 5. Duct Tape prototypes, aka Engineering Breadboards
  6. 6. Vaporware
  7. 7. Foamcore and foam models
  8. 8. RP parts
  9. 9. Machined / EDM / waterjet cut parts
  10. 10. PCBs and cable harnesses
  11. 11. Manufacuturing intent working prototypes 11
  12. 12. Mass produced components - plastic
  13. 13. Mass produced components - metal
  14. 14. Packaging
  15. 15. Assembly and packout
  16. 16. Example processes, costs, lead times (US) Part Process Tooling Part cost Lead time Suitable for Plastic 3D Printing N/A Very high 2-3 days Prototyping Plastic SLA, SLS N/A Very high 2-3 days Prototyping Plastic Urethane cast Silicone mold from machined or SLA positive High 1-2 weeks Prototyping Plastic FirstCut by Protomold Moderate (<$5k) Medium 3-4 weeks Test marketing Plastic Injection molding High (usually > $5-10k) Low 3-4 months Mass production Metal Machining N/A Very high 4-6 weeks Prototyping and low run production Metal Die cast + post machining High ($75k+) Low 4-6 months Mass Production
  17. 17. Software tools of the trade 17 IDE Version Control Source code management Issue tracking Continuous integration Code review Test case management Agile management tools
  18. 18. Software product development process 18Cohen, Greg (2010-02-09). Agile Excellence for Product Managers (Kindle Location 265). Super Star Press. Kindle Edition.
  19. 19. Storyboards 19 1 2 3 4 5 6
  20. 20. User stories 20 https://help.rallydev.com/sites/default/files/multimedia/user_story_callouts.p ng
  21. 21. Flow charts 21 Visit portal > Shopping Cart > Denture Teeth Choose type Fill in Mold Chart Done? Logged in? Has account? Sign up for an account Log in with email address and password Set up payment information Confirm order Submit; receive email confirmation; later, shipping confirmation N Y Y N Y N Vitaspan Physiodens Lumin Lingoform MFT Choose type: Choose Mold Choose tooth: Anterior Posterior Width of 6 anteriors on flat (A) Width of 6 anteriors on curve (B) Length of central anterior (C) Width of central anterior (D) Straight line measurement – 4 upper posteriors (E) Straight line measurement – 4 lower posteriors (F) Width of 1st left molar upper (G) Width of 1st left molar lower (H) 28.5 30.0 31.0 32.0 33.8 Square Tapering Ovoid Tapering Ovoid Choose mold:
  22. 22. Wireframes 22
  23. 23. Graphical Compositions 23
  24. 24. Non-working interactive prototypes 24
  25. 25. Looks like, works like prototype code 25
  26. 26. Fully integrated product code 26
  27. 27. @chenelaine blog.conceptspring.com Thank you

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