4 Tips for Perfect Product Design: Testing Your Design

Mar 19, 2020

You want the perfect product design for a stunning, high-quality product. We have been involved in the manufacturing industry since the 1970’s. We understand what it takes to help you achieve the highest quality product in the most cost and time effective manner. Provided the right steps, you will be on your way to the perfect design for the perfect product.

“Perfect” is an interesting word to use for anything that involves humans. However, with a few things in mind before developing your product on a large scale, you can achieve near perfection. We have already suggested a few tips: (1) Don’t Rush The Design Process, and (2) Prototype Your Product. These are great tips that we elaborate more on in other blogs. If you haven’t read them yet, check it out!

Why Test Your Design

Machines, like humans, operate well with defined specificity. Once that specificity is decided on, and the ramifications set for operation, the machine will continue to run producing homogeneous product after homogeneous product. Precision is a certain advantage of manufacturing with plastic injection molding. Taking appropriate measures before production begins can eliminate room for human error, creating a more perfect production situation and more perfect product. 


How to Test Your Design

Many manufacturers suggest that you test your design at least twice before production. The concept can be thought of like this:

How you go about testing your design will obviously depend on:

  • Function of the final product
  • Differences between the Prototype and the Final Production Process


What to Look When Testing

Keeping designs simple is often the better possibility. When testing your design it is good to consider the functionality of accessory parts, fasteners etc. When you test your product you are testing failure capacity. Depending on the intended function, this might include: strength at the joints, its ability to close or open, its durability, its electromagnetic shielding properties, etc. If you can push a prototype to failure it gives the engineer an opportunity to improve the design where it is needed.

Testing your design thoroughly before production can produce a more cost effective, high-quality product. More work on the front end of design, prototyping, and testing will create a closer to perfect design and a closer to perfect product.


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