Striking the right balance between speed and quality can be very difficult for manufacturers in the aerospace, medical device, and robotics fields. Getting products to market quickly is essential, but safety is also vital.
It can be very difficult for product developers to achieve Agility without sacrificing focus. It is a delicate balancing act that requires both careful planning and a responsive strategy throughout the product development process.
The next destination for the aerospace industry will be driven by companies like Syncroness that can leverage experience in multiple industries to create cheaper, more efficient products.
Some of the Vital components of product development are expertise, speed, adaptability, and an unbiased approach. Syncroness embodies all these qualities in its approach to product development, but remaining free from bias is especially important.
Sustaining engineering is becoming increasingly crucial to maintaining profitability in the medical device industry.
The benefits of small batches extend beyond your product development process. Your company’s ability to compete will improve as you gain an increased ability to add new features and eliminate bugs. Your sales force will gain new confidence in their ability to deliver a product that customers need.
Yes, you read that correctly. It may sound like a childhood prank, but in reality pig launching is an everyday occurrence! Every one of us is dependent on the oil and gas industry, and the pipelines that carry oil and gas products to consumers. Just like the pipes in your home, oil and gas pipelines can build up residue that impedes the flow in the pipe. To keep the pipelines flowing, a device called a Pig is placed into the pipes, and travels with the flow to loosen debris and enhance throughput.
In the ideal product development project the client would provide a thorough and well-written set of requirements that can be unambiguously understood and implemented by the engineering team. Of course, this almost never happens in practice. Sometimes the requirements we’re given are so “soft” that they aren’t even really quantifiable. That kind of requirement can be extremely difficult to design to during a product development effort. So what can you do?
As part of our community outreach efforts, Syncroness engages with local universities in a variety of ways, one of which is guest lecturing. We’ve found that this is both a teaching experience, and a valuable learning experience. To help explain why you might want to try incorporating teaching into your own outreach projects, let’s look at one of my recent guest lecturing experiences.
You’ve convinced the powers-that-be that your company should use Model-based Systems Engineering. You’ve done an extensive trade study and picked the tool that you want to use. You’ve completed the budget and IT hurdles to put the tool into the hands of all your engineers. Now what? How does this new tool fit into your product development process? How do you capture your project’s data in the tool? Which diagrams should you use? How do you create your regulatory submission documentation?