In business and engineering, new product development (NPD) is the term used to describe the complete process of bringing a new product to market. As part of the steps involved in the NPD process, PDTS is involved in the concept development, product design, detail engineering, prototyping and short run production.
Product Enclosure Development
The design and development of a plastic or metal enclosure that protects the mechanical or electrical components it is made up of and also provides aesthetic appeal to a product/device. Examples of these products are: The plastic covers on hand-held scanning units, interactive teaching books, kettles irons and other household equipment.
Agricultural Equipment Development
These are mechanical devices, including tractors and implements, used in farming to enable the production of crops. The great variety of farming devices covers a wide range of complexity, from simple hand-held implements to the complex harvesters of modern mechanized agriculture.
Machine Design and Manufacturing
The design and manufacture of machines which can be used in the manufacturing process or in the processing of products, such as a paper core cutter or pill press.
Tools are the steel moulds needed for the manufacture of products or parts, either in plastic or steel. In the manufacture of e.g. a remote control, a set of steel tools are needed to manufacture the enclosures and different plastic components.
Short Run Production
- Faster than conventional tooling
- Tools easily modified
- Reduce testing time
- Tool life is shorter than conventional tools, which makes it highly suitable when only a limited number of runs are required