Annette Carty-Mole B.Eng (Hons)
Design Engineer, ProTek Medical
When a company is given the task of designing a
new product or redesigning an existing product, it
is important to keep in mind the three main goals
of cost, quality and speed. These goals can be
further split into more quantitative criteria which
are relevant throughout the product’s life cycle.
Designing for manufacture and assembly are typical
examples of two criteria which will have a large
impact on the cost, quality and speed at which the
product is developed. The methodology of design
that meets an all-encompassing range of criteria is
known as designing for ‘X’.