New Product Protoyping, Design Engineer and Development Services | Custom Products Designer

By: Lucas Technical Services  09-12-2011
Keywords: Engineering

Every project is different, and LTS will customize the approach to reach your goals efficiently. Generally, all new consumer products have to go through some form of the following steps:

1. Product Specification

2. Concept Design

3. Prototype Design / Analysis

4. Prototype Production

5. Engineering Build Design

6. Engineering Build Production

7. Engineering Build Testing Validation

8. Manufacturing Build Design

9. Manufacturing Build Production

10. Manufacturing Build Testing Validation

11. Production Launch

LTS can guide you through the entire process, or for just a few of the steps depending on your needs.  If you recently had your ‘Eureka!’ moment, then you probably want to focus on the invention design and prototype.  See our article about

Keywords: Engineering

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