Manufacture:

Working closely with manufactureres

When you’re looking to manufacture a product, choosing the right manufacturer as early as possible can smooth the development process, reducing time, risk and cost. We’ll help you make an informed choice of manufacturer, selecting one that can offer a cost-effective service, with acceptable lead-times and payment terms. We have relationships with manufacturers in the UK, mainland Europe and China. Our manufacturing partners are an integral part of our wider team. We meet with them regularly and much of their advice and experience is integrated into our design process. We will work with your chosen manufacturer to finalise the engineering of the design to match their capabilities and specifications.

Early consideration and adaptability

As early on as the evaluation stage we are identifying manufacturing processes and who in our network of manufacturers can be part of the product team as early as possible. We often work with several of our manufacturing partners to evaluate our designs early on. We have manufacturers that specialise in the production of plastics with electronics, metal and plastic assemblies, fabric “cut and sew”, wood and metal fabrications, and silicon and food grade plastics.

Some of our clients have their own manufacturing partners of processes and as we are experienced in manufacturing and production, we work directly with their engineering and manufacturing teams from the outset.

Tool making

Once the pre-production prototype is signed off, the manufacturing tools are “opened”. This is a term where the raw tool material is purchased and worked on to make the individual components. When the tools are opened they “spit out” a first shot, which is the first sample batch of components made out of the tool. These first shots from the “suite” of tools are then assembled to make an engineered tooled sample. (EP). These EPs are evaluated, and we often make changes to the tool. The tools are run again and again until we are happy, and we will produce 2nd , 3rd and so on EPs until we are happy.

Transitioning to production

The FEP is the final engineered prototype produced from the stage above. It will reflect exactly what will expect to come off the production line, including packaging. A half a dozen or so of these FEPs are produced, Bang Creations, the client, and head of engineering at the factory will sign them all and keep a sample each.

Other signed samples will then be used on the production line as a reference for the quality assurance check gates. It is often necessary to send these samples off to test houses before we start production, especially for products containing electronics, as the test houses will only perform EMC tests on production products. To minimise the risk of failure at this stage we often engage the test houses with our WLLL prototypes, so any of their concerns can be addressed prior to opening up the tools. When the FEPs are signed off, any tools are moved to the production line and production can begin.

Manufacture:

Working closely with manufactureres

When you’re looking to manufacture a product, choosing the right manufacturer as early as possible can smooth the development process, reducing time, risk and cost. We’ll help you make an informed choice of manufacturer, selecting one that can offer a cost-effective service, with acceptable lead-times and payment terms. We have relationships with manufacturers in the UK, mainland Europe and China.

Our manufacturing partners are an integral part of our wider team. We meet with them regularly and much of their advice and experience is integrated into our design process. We will work with your chosen manufacturer to finalise the engineering of the design to match their capabilities and specifications.

Early consideration and adaptability

As early on as the evaluation stage we are identifying manufacturing processes and who in our network of manufacturers can be part of the product team as early as possible. We often work with several of our manufacturing partners to evaluate our designs early on. We have manufacturers that specialise in the production of plastics with electronics, metal and plastic assemblies, fabric “cut and sew”, wood and metal fabrications, and silicon and food grade plastics.

Some of our clients have their own manufacturing partners of processes and as we are experienced in manufacturing and production, we work directly with their engineering and manufacturing teams from the outset.

Tool making

Once the pre-production prototype is signed off, the manufacturing tools are “opened”. This is a term where the raw tool material is purchased and worked on to make the individual components. When the tools are opened they “spit out” a first shot, which is the first sample batch of components made out of the tool. These first shots from the “suite” of tools are then assembled to make an engineered tooled sample. (EP). These EPs are evaluated, and we often make changes to the tool. The tools are run again and again until we are happy, and we will produce 2nd , 3rd and so on EPs until we are happy.

Transitioning to production

The FEP is the final engineered prototype produced from the stage above. It will reflect exactly what will expect to come off the production line, including packaging. A half a dozen or so of these FEPs are produced, Bang Creations, the client, and head of engineering at the factory will sign them all and keep a sample each.

Other signed samples will then be used on the production line as a reference for the quality assurance check gates. It is often necessary to send these samples off to test houses before we start production, especially for products containing electronics, as the test houses will only perform EMC tests on production products. To minimise the risk of failure at this stage we often engage the test houses with our WLLL prototypes, so any of their concerns can be addressed prior to opening up the tools. When the FEPs are signed off, any tools are moved to the production line and production can begin.

Manufacture:

Working closely with manufactureres

When you’re looking to manufacture a product, choosing the right manufacturer as early as possible can smooth the development process, reducing time, risk and cost. We’ll help you make an informed choice of manufacturer, selecting one that can offer a cost-effective service, with acceptable lead-times and payment terms. We have relationships with manufacturers in the UK, mainland Europe and China.

Our manufacturing partners are an integral part of our wider team. We meet with them regularly and much of their advice and experience is integrated into our design process. We will work with your chosen manufacturer to finalise the engineering of the design to match their capabilities and specifications.

Early consideration and adaptability

As early on as the evaluation stage we are identifying manufacturing processes and who in our network of manufacturers can be part of the product team as early as possible. We often work with several of our manufacturing partners to evaluate our designs early on. We have manufacturers that specialise in the production of plastics with electronics, metal and plastic assemblies, fabric “cut and sew”, wood and metal fabrications, and silicon and food grade plastics.

Some of our clients have their own manufacturing partners of processes and as we are experienced in manufacturing and production, we work directly with their engineering and manufacturing teams from the outset.

Tool making

Once the pre-production prototype is signed off, the manufacturing tools are “opened”. This is a term where the raw tool material is purchased and worked on to make the individual components. When the tools are opened they “spit out” a first shot, which is the first sample batch of components made out of the tool. These first shots from the “suite” of tools are then assembled to make an engineered tooled sample. (EP). These EPs are evaluated, and we often make changes to the tool. The tools are run again and again until we are happy, and we will produce 2nd , 3rd and so on EPs until we are happy.

Transitioning to production

The FEP is the final engineered prototype produced from the stage above. It will reflect exactly what will expect to come off the production line, including packaging. A half a dozen or so of these FEPs are produced, Bang Creations, the client, and head of engineering at the factory will sign them all and keep a sample each.

Other signed samples will then be used on the production line as a reference for the quality assurance check gates. It is often necessary to send these samples off to test houses before we start production, especially for products containing electronics, as the test houses will only perform EMC tests on production products. To minimise the risk of failure at this stage we often engage the test houses with our WLLL prototypes, so any of their concerns can be addressed prior to opening up the tools. When the FEPs are signed off, any tools are moved to the production line and production can begin.