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The Most Common & Important Steps Involved in Product Development

Product development is all about materializing a new product from just a mere concept. Whether it is a medical device product, a product with electronics, electromechanical product, sports product, a product with embedded software or any other kind of a unique product, there are a number of steps involved in order to realize it. Here are some of the steps that entail in product development:

Step 1: Research

Performing an extensive market research is where the product development begins. A market research helps identify the prospect of the new products. Is the conceived product unique? How ergonomic the product should be? Will the product be helpful to the potential customers? Are there any alternatives for the conceived product yet? Answers to these and many other questions shape the success of the new product, and in order to get the answers, performing research is necessary.

Step 2: Product Design

A conceived idea is actually elucidated during the product design stage. In fact, all the detailed drawings, from concept to envisioned final product, are drawn during the product design stage. Product design is one very tough step of product development.

A conceived product can be simple or complex in nature. If it is a simple product with few parts or components, the product design process will be a single step. On the other hand, if it is a complex product with numerous parts or components, product design process will be broken down into two sub-steps: Preliminary Product Design and Final Product Design.

  • Preliminary Product Design: When a product consists more parts or components, like an electromechanical power unit, which has over hundreds of parts and components, then the preliminary product design step is useful. Preliminary product design is all about the appearance and function of the conceived product, and less about the product’s manufacturability. Once preliminary product designs are made, they become the frameworks for the final product design.
  • Final Product Design: Final product design is all about product manufacturability. In simpler words, it is about creating product designs in such a way that the said products are easy to fabricate or manufacture. The final product design specifies everything required to dictate production or mass manufacturing. It considers everything on a part level. The result of final product design is detailed drawings, 3D image and rendering files, a complete bill of materials, and details to source and assemble.

Step 3: Product Design Analyses / Feasibility Analyses

After realizing the final product design, detailed analyses are carried out on the design prior to product prototyping and prototype testing. These analyses verify the feasibility of the product, as well as its performance, like strength, weight, dimension, etc., prior to developing a physical prototype. This important step lowers the cost and performance risks related to prototype development and prototype testing.

Step 4: Product Prototype Development

Once a definitive product design is ready, alpha and beta product prototypes are made. This is the step where actual, physical form of a conceived product takes shape and comes into being. Product prototypes are made using suitable plastic product manufacturing techniques. If it is a product with electronics, then breadboards or generic electronic kits, like Arduino kits, are used to make prototypes. 3D printing and rapid prototyping techniques can also be utilized for product prototype development.

Step 5: Prototype Testing

Prior to moving the product into production, exhaustive testing of the definitive prototype is carried out in order to make sure that it functions and performs as expected. The prototype is used in all the possible ways it is intended to be used. General public and potential customers are also given the opportunity to use the prototype; this way, valuable feedbacks from them are taken and implemented before the product is sent for mass manufacturing.

Step 6: Hazard Analysis

The hazard analysis is performed throughout the product development process. It is, however, finalized before the product is sent for production. The purpose of hazard analysis is to identify any possible safety issues that may surface by the product, in the future. If possible, the safety issues will be addressed by the change in the product design. If not, it will be addressed by accompanying product manual and safety warning labels.

Step 7: Mass Manufacture & Release

The final step of the product development is placing the product into production. If the capital is not the constraint, then own production facility can be set up. If it is the constraint, then outsourcing the production is the sensible and economical way.

Once the product starts to roll out in larger quantities, it can be taken to the market, into the hands of potential customers.

Product development is indeed a time-consuming, mentally-challenging, exhausting task. For individual inventors, it is next to impossible to realize their dream products on their own. Fortunately, there are product development companies, like GID Development Corporation, that can help inventors with product development.

GID Development Corporation is a leading product development company in the US. Based in California, it offers swift, agile, economical, and top-quality product design, product prototyping, and product development services to inventors throughout the United States and across the globe.

With their vast experience, professionals at GID Development Corporation can help develop large, complex products, products with embedded software, sports products, products with electronics, electromechanical products, and other unique products. No product development project is too big or too small for them; these professionals at GID Development Corporation will “GET IT DONE!”

Learn more about professional product development company, GID Development Corporation, by visiting https://www.gidcompany.com/.

Have any product development-related questions or queries? Just call Jim Grimes at 714-323-1052 between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST, for a FREE 15-minute telephonic conference. He will answer to various questions regarding new product development.

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Product Design Services in California by the GID Development Corporation – Key to a Great Product

In the process of new product development, the phase of product design is all about designing a product in an aesthetically beautiful and functionally useful manner. It gives shape to your concept and makes the final product stay ahead of other similar products that are already available in the market. There are hundreds of product design and development companies in the United States, possessing comprehensive experience in conceptualizing, designing, prototyping, and manufacturing a variety of industrial products. However, industrial product design services offered by the GID Development Corporation are more precise, fruitful and industry oriented.

The GID Development Corporation is a product design and manufacturing company based in California, USA. We have a team of highly qualified, experienced, and creative product designers who strive for nothing but the best. They keep on exploring the product development industry to offer solutions that are far superior to ordinary solutions available in the market. Our team of product designers can carry out a wide variety of functions, based on the existing industry trend, competition and research.

At the GID Development Corporation, we have a compact development team that includes industrial designers, electronics and software engineers, mechanical engineers, researchers, prototyping experts, as well as dedicated industry specialists, who lead our product design and development projects. Our thorough, statistics-based design and development procedures are focused on delivering solutions that our customers value, and at the same time ensuring that manufacturing costs are tightly controlled.

We offer professional product design services to different industries, and they are as follows:

Healthcare Product Design Services – At the GID Development Corporation, we have already designed and developed many innovative healthcare and medical devices. Our passion for perfection has allowed us to create countless innovations that allow everyone, from experts to consumers, gain better control over their health. Based on our 40 years of industry excellence, we ensure that technological innovations are transformed into ingenious products that are useful for patients as well as the medical staff.

Automotive Product Design Services – Automotive product design and development is at the core of the GID Development Corporation. It requires expertise in different aspects of engineering such as mechanical, electronic, electrical, software and safety engineering. We have skilled product designers and engineers to help customers overcome industry challenges using the latest product design software such as CATIA V6 and other CAD software applications.

Industrial Equipment Design Services – At the GID Development Corporation, we possess a sound ability to design industrial machinery and systems. Our product designers and engineers feature mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and programming expertise, which allow them to design comprehensive industrial systems solely in our facility.

Sports Product Design Services – We know that sporting product design is nothing but designing a protective gear and enhancing performance to elevate the athlete’s game. Our team of product designers has worked on safety products such as kneepads that ensure safety and comfort both at the same time. Under the hood of sports product design services, we aim to deliver solutions that are far superior to traditional solutions offered in the market.

Apart from above mentioned categories, we excel in designing and manufacturing new products for different business sectors such as fire safety and security, vending, gaming, lifestyle and toys to name a few. Contact us with your concept and we ensure taking your product idea to the next level. With the use of all the latest designing and manufacturing tools, we help you take your products to market faster, ensuring the product design adheres to the regional compliance.

To schedule a free consultation, where you can discuss the feasibility of your concept, contact us at www.GIDCompany.com or call Jim at 714-323-1052.