Device Development Services
We have excellent ability and understand end users. Our prowess lies in deep understanding of the Domains, Technologies and the end-usage of the applications. We work with our clients to understand the specific business problems they are trying to solve, devise solutions, write optimized code, test, deploy and provide production support.
All physical products require mechanical engineering. Our teams create your product concepts using the most up-to-date tools, and produce finished designs that are production ready. We product designs that can be manufactured anywhere in the world using the most modern software and equipment. Prototype testing is one of the methods we use is to gather accurate and precise data about the concepts during development. We build test stands and write code to collect data that validates our concepts prior to designing the finished product. This is also key to generating performance test report for further design iteration and for eventual regulatory submissions.
The majority of the data that goes into our clients’. Design History files are created by Techflex. These consist of functional diagrams, work flows, Risk Analsyees and Design review presentations etc.
Industrial design includes both the product’s appearance and feel as well as how its many users will interact with it. This is vital to the success of most the products. This field has expanded to encompass user experience studies, which are now required by the FDA and other international regulatory agencies globally. It also involves UX/UI design. Typically, this process starts with extremely preliminary mock-ups and idea designs that are further refined until the ultimate course is decided. This could include many concepts or just a few depending upon the sensitivity to design of the product. To aid all stakeholders involved in the project in visualizing the finished outcome, this discipline is also in charge of producing meticulous representations of a design. To assist the development team in determining suitability, this
complemented with preliminary physical models. This is frequently accomplished via 3D printing, but a variety of other techniques, such as machining, sheet metal, laser cutting and marking, etc., may also be used, depending on the complexity of the final product. The amount of level of refinement is determined by the market needs of device. Consumer and medical devices generally have more effort put into the design, than say, manufacturing equipment or research equipment.
Electrical Engineering/ Firmware
The ability to develop both analogue and digital circuits is one of our company’s strengths. We have developed hundreds of PCBAs and developed the firmware to run them as well. When starting from scratch, we use block diagrams to explain the system’s overall functionality. The process of system design is kick-started once each significant piece of high level functional and non-functional information has been identified and recorded. Usually in the form of a block diagram. This is followed by the schematic design and component selection. Components are selected for function and availability prior to moving on the layout and prototyping activities.
Our team key skills and experience ensure that we are minimize number of connections and cables and developing with good practices that reduce emissions and ingress, this demands a great deal of skill and effort. We also must manage supply constraints, that must be controlled early in the design phase to guarantee that the employed components will be readily available when needed in large quantities. Many of our customers are placing strategic orders, at risk, to ensure that they have the supply they need. When the schematic has been completely designed, we can begin the PCBA layout for all the traces and ground planes etc. We work diligently to ensure that a good design does not get compromised by a poor layout. Although layout is usually completed by a secondary source, we feel it is vital to accomplish it ourselves. It is quite a normal practice to pass the design off to the layout team, but a lot can go wrong when you do that. To increase
overall quality of the result, we prefer to do it ourselves, which is one of strengths and benefit we pass to our clients. Once the layout is finished, all the production files are sent to a PCB production facility (often rapid turn). Depending on the complexity, these can be fabricated in one day to a week. After receiving the bare board, we kit the components needed to populate it and deliver it to a rapid turn board assembly facility. Typically, we work quickly with well-known vendors that we have previously engagements to ensure high-quality and timely delivery. After receiving the finished PCBA, we start testing the board and making any necessary repairs or modifications.
As with any development, the design is started after the completion of the requirements. Project planning helps in identification and de-risking the project to ensure no major impact to the success of project . We use the Prototyping approach for all our hardware design process to ensure validate our designs.
Validation & Testing
For diagnostic systems, we have learned that testing the consumable component of the system to determine its resilience is one of our initial criteria. Failure to validated the design at multiple stages leads to cost overruns, delays and ultimately project failures.