R&D&iProduct Design

We strive to design and develop more efficient products that fulfil the technical and economic specifications of our clients. In order to provide the best solution, we merge the usual cost and weight reductions and improvements in mechanical properties with the client's own restrictions (materials, designs, production equipment available, etc.).
We study the latent needs of the market to develop innovative products that contribute to the technological development of society and satisfy the real needs of users. Some of these products, which are mainly related to safety, have already been patented and launched into the market.

Concept design

We strive to generate ideas with great added value. To this end, we analyse each client’s expectations, as well as its technological, financial and time restrictions, by using well-tested tools, such as the functional analysis of expectations, creativity techniques, and the TRIZ tool, to come up with new concepts.
 

 

Concept selection

Generated concepts are evaluated, combined with each other and improved according to the initial specifications and the results of the technical and financial feasibility analyses.

At the same time, we carry out a concurrent engineering process fed back with information from materials, processes, simulations and prototypes.

We use (process, assembly, behaviour and other) simulations to certify the technical validity and feasibility of the solution, whilst we utilise fast prototypes to study aesthetic and ergonomic aspects of the product. If the technical solution is to be validated, functional prototypes having its key characteristics are built with its final materials in order to evaluate it

Detail design

In the detail design we include the full technical definition of components, mechanisms and assemblies, as well as the necessary manufacturing and assembly studies.
 
In particularly demanding applications, this process may consist of several iterations in which optimisation and robust-design studies are conducted in order to arrive at the optimum solution, which might even necessitate partial validations.
 
We evaluate the generated solution from multiple points of view so as to minimise risks and uncertainties before sending the product to manufacturing. In order to do so, our designers are immersed in continuous training programmes aimed at learning, evaluating and applying the best existing techniques for each type of product: functional analysis, risk analysis, functional dimensioning, QFD, and so on.
 

 

Materials-Process-Product

We tackle problems as a whole by keeping in mind that the design of any product is carried out by taking into account not only the functional requirements defined in each case but also the process by mean of which it is going to be produced and the materials that are going to be used.
 
All these aspects are closely related to each other since each material may impose additional requirements on a product or even give rise to design restrictions. On the other hand, the manufacturing process may introduce changes in the properties of materials or have in turn its own technical limitations, affecting the design. This is the way to ensure that a product can be manufactured and that it meets those requirements that might be required in each case (functional, technical and financial) in the shortest time and at the lowest possible cost.
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