Leading electronics manufacturer Chemigraphic has launched a dedicated design centre, investing significant engineering resource into optimising customers’ designs at the proposals stage.
Instead of simply working to specified designs from customers and highlighting any major errors or risk factors, this free of charge, proactive service ensures that Chemigraphic’s skills and expertise will positively influence the product development process.
Chemigraphic has a 130-strong workforce including over 30 multi-disciplined engineers, providing EMS support to a number of clients in various markets including medical, defence, transport, power, industrial and security. The design centre also provides customers with a collaborative workspace at the company’s Crawley headquarters, which customer engineering teams can visit to discuss concepts, designs and processes with Chemigraphic’s manufacturing experts.
This level of early NPI engagement between Chemigraphic and its clients delivers a number of Design for Manufacture (DfM) benefits, including rapid time to market, efficient qualification and procurement of parts, reduction of costs and mitigation of risk factors which otherwise encumber products for the duration of their lifetime.
The new offering will also provide a platform for Chemigraphic to continue to develop expertise in emerging technologies such as additive manufacturing, environmental ruggedisation, wireless devices and specialist battery systems.
John Johnston, sales and NPI director, comments: “By engaging with customers early on, Chemigraphic can optimise product designs to reduce cost, make processes more robust and aid the transition through the prototype and production phases. By making such an emphasis we can ensure that we are helping our customers to choose the best materials and manufacturing methods to achieve product realisation quickly and smoothly.”