Over the more than 25 years of operation Product Innovation Ltd
has developed many skills associated with efficient and creative
Product Development. Some of these are listed below:
Teamworking and communication
- To put together a team that is best suited to the project in
hand. Both within and external to the manufacturing company. And
also within Product Innovation and external, if required.
- To lead a team so that all members are involved and committed
to the ultimate goal: A world-beating product in its field.
- To make the development process exciting and rewarding for
- To communicate well at all levels, from the shop floor to the
directors board room.
- To devise and implement electronic schematics in CAD.
- To design printed circuit boards for both test and production
- Where necessary to write software for the project.
- To simplify complex concepts to their basic elements.
- To find solutions to complex problems in the simplest possible
- To select suitable materials.
- To build into the design ease of use and ease of manufacture.
- To produce 3D CAD models and 2D drawings of the new product.
SolidWorks is used
for this purpose.
- To devise New Product Concepts.
- To design a new product as a total concept. So that all parts
help all other parts.
- To follow up with additional improvements/ add on products,
as they become feasible.
- To source components and sub-assemblies as cost effectively
as possible. (Including from the Far East)
- To commission and build rapid prototypes.
- To build and test components, sub-assemblies as well as the
- To refine the design in the light of prototype tests.
After Product Launch
- To co-ordinate progress of the project in an efficient and
time saving way.
- To follow through from concept right until final production
- To help solve any manufacturing problems as they occur.
- To liaise with Certifying Bodies in order to ensure that the
product meets any required external specification.
- To liaise with the relevant manufacturing disciplines as the
product concept is being developed. This ensures no ugly surprises
at a later date.
- To help with patents for any novel features in a new concept.
- To meet agreed time, expenditure, cost, and product launch
- To maintain a Bill of Materials at all times so that product
costs can be continually monitored.
- To maintain contact with the client to offer new ideas and
- To support and maintain software.
- To help solve any production problems as they occur, such as
non-availability of components etc.
- To help upgrade the product specification and maintain competitivity.