As an award-winning product design consultancy, we provide the same level of innovation in design to all aspects of your project, including the manufacturing process. Your key considerations include timeframes, cost, and consistent quality, ensuring that the last product is as perfect as the first through the production process. Our design for manufacturing service will give you confidence every step of the way.
Our design for manufacturing service ensures your product is optimised, ready for launch and beyond.
Design for Manufacturing
The industrial design and development of a successful product is a demanding task, particularly when cost-effectiveness is a priority. Nevertheless, this is where Bluefrog Design excels.
We carefully engineer your products with consideration for design optimisation. This includes a wide range of factors from materials and assembly to customer appeal and fitness for purpose. For those more demanding products, we will carry out FEA and FMA analysis to ensure the highest possible standards are met. Technical documents and specifications are created to ensure the proposed design intent is effectively communicated to all invested stakeholders.
Our experience and expertise in manufacture and assembly processes means we can introduce them at an early stage in the product development journey to increase efficiency and avoid unnecessary problems. Our Design for Manufacturing (DFM) process ensures your product is fully optimised, ready for launch and beyond.
The quality, life expectancy and performance of a product depends not only on its design, but the assembly process, materials and equipment used in its production. So, when we’re assessing the viability of your product, we closely examine the demands it will place on the manufacturing process, including the volumes required, maintenance and environmental impact. Sustainable product design forms a vital part of our approach; we consider the 4R’s of sustainability from initial phase through to the end life of your product.
We have a proven track record in choosing and approving the right manufacturing systems across a range of products and industries. Our designs have cost effectiveness built in and, as part of our manufacturing support service, we include discussions with suppliers and manufacturers early in the development cycle. At all stages we aim to reduce the potential for problems further down the line.
As an independent product design consultancy, you can be sure we only select manufacturers for your product based on the needs of your business. We’re also able to ensure testing and production trials are carried out correctly and your original vision remains intact.
Alongside our own industrial expertise, we have an extensive database of suppliers from across the globe. Great product development is about working with the right people; where third-party specialism or technology is needed, we have access to the very best.
This means we can research niche processes and services to find the best match for your product; not only the way your product is made, but also your logistics, flexibility, and corporate social responsibility criteria. We’re here to give you the best information by undertaking cross-comparisons and supplier audits on which you can make important decisions and identify the best route to market.
Supply Chain Management
Our design for manufacturing support service is with you every step of the way. With multiple parties coming together, including experts, suppliers, and manufacturers, we provide a central hub to oversee the project on your behalf.
Our project management services include liaising with third parties, identifying timeframes and ensuring targets are met, scheduling, monitoring quality standards, lead-times, and deliveries. We are experienced in meeting required quality standards and obtaining the necessary approvals.
By working with Bluefrog Design as your design and innovation consultants, you can be assured that Standard Operating Procedures are followed and your product will maintain consistent standards throughout the production process, on to the shelf and into the hands of the customer.
What our clients say about us
We take immense pride in collaborating with industry-leading companies and it's always gratifying to receive testimonials for our dedicated efforts.
“The combination of technical expertise and design skills in a focused team gave us great results. We see the benefits in increased orders, more retail real estate and greater brand awareness.”Noel SheehanDirector - G7th The Guitar Capo Company
“Creative and skilled design team that solved our challenge and met our requirements at a value we were satisfied with.”George WrightDirector - M Wrights and Sons
“We were immediately impressed by Bluefrog Design, they produced a series of concept designs showing how Zephyr® might look, which gave us confidence that they were considering a range of potential solutions. They understood the manufacturing process and what the instrument needed to deliver – and we enjoyed working with them.”Roland LeighTechnical Director - Earthsense System
“I have known Bluefrog Design for over fifteen years and within that period we have offered several projects for them to develop as their knowledge and experience in product development cannot be underestimated and they have a proven track record of designing products that actually get to market.”Paul BartonManaging Director - SRM Industries
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