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Product Design & Development

Do you have an idea you want to make reality? We offer product design and analysis services to assist with the development and manufacturing of your product.

Our professionals will work directly with your engineering department to collaborate as additional support personnel, or we can be your design and analysis team working with you to oversee the entire development process. Our analysts and designers will take your product idea from concept to reality.

Where most product design teams are limited to designing with only computer-aided design (CAD) and physical prototypes, we take it one step further with the addition of creating advanced analytical models of your product. Analytical models allow us to test and iterate on the design of a product to ensure required specifications are met and attain insights into opportunities for design improvements prior to fabricating a physical prototype. Analytical models eliminate many costly prototype iterations and lead to a more optimized product, improved performance, and cost reduction.

About Our Product Development Process

1. Introduction and Kickoff Meeting

We will meet with you and your engineering team in person or on a conference call to go over project and team introductions. After team introductions, we will sign applicable nondisclosure agreements and then jump into the project. At this point, we will begin to gain insight into the product requirements, goals, challenges and more. Once we have an understanding of the product, we will walk you through our process and capabilities. After the introduction meeting, we will send you a scope of work (SOW), design agreement paperwork, costs, and other applicable materials. Once the design agreement and any other applicable materials are submitted we will begin work on your project.

2. Initial Design

Using our notes from the introductory meeting and any provided material, we will begin developing an initial design of the product using CAD. During this phase, we will work closely with you to ensure the design meets with your vision and product requirements. Once the initial design has been generated, it will be submitted for your review along with an initial report on the features and our interpretation of the product requirements and limitations.

We provide design and analysis for entire products or individual product components which are then added to a larger product assembly. We can integrate with your engineering team to maintain an up to date product assembly.

3. Design Iteration and Optimization

Our initial focus is to ensure the design meets with your vision and product requirements. After the design has passed your review, we will begin optimizing the design for performance and cost. With an understanding of the products requirements and goals, we will use computational analysis to guide design improvements to optimize desired properties. Once an optimized design is reached, it is submitted for final review prior to prototyping.

4. Prototyping

With the final design having passed your review, we will collect prototype fabrication quotes from our network of expert manufacturers. Should you decide to proceed with fabrication, we will oversee the process to ensure product quality and specification requirements are met. The prototype will then be supplied for performance and market testing. At this point, the design can be iterated upon to better acquire product/market fit or to meet additional performance specifications prior to product launch.

5. Production & Launch

Once you feel comfortable with product/market fit and product performance, we will begin to acquire production quotes for a product launch. Upon obtaining quotes, design revisions may be required to meet market requirements on pricing. This requires having a strong understanding of how much your potential customers value the product. If the quotes are agreeable with the understood market value of the product and we have your direction to move forward, we will then oversee placing orders for the production run.

6. Post Launch Services

After the product launch, we offer lifetime product support services such as change orders, future product design services, and more. With our deep understanding of your product, we are able to quickly iterate on the design for future renditions or make design adjustments to target new markets.

Product Development Tools

We maintain a large portfolio of design software which allows us to either bring your models up to the latest version or work within your preferred legacy software version.

  • SolidWorks
  • Inventor
  • AutoCAD
  • CadWorx
Other Services

Learn more about our wide range of analytical, design, and programming services that will make your product development cycle a success!

Made in the USA – All product development is completed in our offices by MDA’s US-based professionals. For data security, we do not use cloud services. Rather, your data is secured within MDA’s firewall protected intranet.