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Research & Development

EG Industries starts with collaborative project definition and scope. With a dedicated Engineering and design support team, we will work with you to narrow down a solid path of execution and market deployment. No matter what size your project or what your specific needs require, EG Industries will help bring your ideas to fruition in the most cost effective manner. We take our research and development serious and provide our customers innovative solutions that surpass expectations. You could say, we are in the business of building our customers business.

R & D capabilities

Voice of Customer

At EG Industries, we believe that pertinent information regarding your specific customer base will go a long way in determining your market viability.

In order to accomplish this, we mock up a prototype of your product and present it to a sample subset customer base in effort to gain valuable feedback on functionality, design and user friendliness. Our process involves the following:

  • Interview Guide
  • Potential User End
  • Customer Matrix
  • Different Environments
  • Solutions you, our client, has seen
  • Communication involving voice of customer, and information on actual product needs

Concept Development

The initial concept may come from a napkin sketch that you have designed, or perhaps a fully working prototype that you want improved. Wherever you are in the design phase, we will research competitive products and do a thorough market analysis that examines any required technology and any bounding constraints.

We work with our clients to convey ideas through rough sketches and quick CAD models. From there, we narrow down the top ideas and start to build working prototypes. Working prototypes can be either:

  • Non-Functional (only look and feel)
  • Functional (working parts, but do not include ergonomics)

At this point, we bring in focus groups to refine the design according to our clients project criteria. Our clients benefit from being completely involved in the entire R & D process and can interject at any point in the process. Once a design has been agreed upon, it will advance to the technical development stage where size, weight, performance, functionality, reliability and durability are put to the test. It will also pass through several protocols that involve specifications, tooling development, component manufacturing, or design for assembly & manufacturing.

Industrial Design

Our design process combines creative thinking with proven principles to bring about the best possible outcome. Our Industrial design team works to ensure that each product is user-friendly and intuitive. They also confirm that the styling is aesthetically pleasing and end-user interaction produces a positive experience.

Prototyping

With our in-house 3D print process capabilities (Dimension 1200 3D Printer and soft tooling), EG Industries can design tangible prototypes in less than 24 hours. Our express prototyping allows for quick testing of a real working sample of your idea. There is no need to submit multiple quotes or wait several weeks for delivery. Prototyping parts and products is part of our valued and authentic partnership, and therefore our investment to you.

Creation of DHF

The creation of a Design History File includes any and all prints, CAD drawings, risk assessments, as well as Design Failure Modes Effect Analysis (DFMEA) and Process Failure Modes Effect Analysis (PFMEA). The DHF serves in assisting the writing, testing and report of the verification/validation plan and seeking FDA status.

Root Cause Analysis

This phase of R & D identifies problems and works to ensure that any issue is resolved before going into production. We ask the questions; why, how, where did it fail? How do we address the problem and work to resolve it? What good business practices can we utilize to improve accuracy and decrease failure rate?

Design for Manufacturing

In designing a product for manufacturing, many things need to be considered that address the products "readiness" for manufacturing. These include:
  • What is the efficiency and productivity of the product?
  • How can we make it with least amount of fasteners, etc?
  • Is it moldable? If so, how do we speed up mold flow analysis?
  • Is the design a repeatable, simple manufacturing process?

Light Weighting

In light weighting, we work to take an existing product and reduce its size and weight. Light weighting can be very beneficial as it lowers manufacturing/assembly time and increases efficiency. In addition, it decreases failures and reduces overall cost of that product.

Metal to Plastic Conversion

Using aluminum and stainless steel finishes we can convert metal parts to structurally engineered plastic. We offer many different textures and brushed metal finishes to maintain your products aesthetics and create the illusion of metal.