Let’s start off by defining what we mean when we’re talking about designing for manufacturability. The meaning we use is: Manufacturability describes the degree to which a product can be effectively manufactured, given its design, cost, and distribution requirements. However, it’s a part of our entire process of bringing a new component or medical device to market. Our method is to think about the entire process of design, develop and deliver.
Right from the start, the design components and whether or not the design will allow for effective and efficient manufacturing is something we plan for. The design component affects everything that follows, and not preparing or designing effectively can lead to issues and delays. Trying to do this on your own, without a partner, can be close to impossible and, at least, exhausting. Let’s break down the reasons why.