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Product Development Essentials

A Comprehensive, yet Practical Guide to Developing Great Engineering Products: Ideal for Engineers or Small Manufacturers


Welcome to Product Development Essentials – the section where great design advice is kept simple and ready to apply. It is aimed at those who intend to successfully develop existing or new products and get them to market quickly. The emphasis is on doing what the best businesses do to maximise the chances of success. In addition, the goal is practical help and specific instructions for those, typically small manufacturers, who could really benefit from a helping hand to do ‘product development’. The focus is very much on results - developing high quality products quickly, to beat competitors, increase profits and grow the business. Click on the any of the topics below to find out more...

Product Development Principles

Typical Product Development Process Stages

o    Product Development Driven by Business Strategy

o    Specification and Requirements

o    Concept Design

o    Embodiment Design

o    Detailed Design

o    Engineering Design for Manufacture and Assembly

o    Product Launch and Process Review

Process Front End: Understanding the Need for Product Development

Concept Design

Embodiment Design

Detailed Design

Engineering Design for Manufacture and Assembly

Product Launch and Development Process Review

What the Best Performing Manufacturers Do: How to Successfully Managing Product Development

Costing During Product Development

Product and Industrial Design

Intellectual Property Rights

Research and Development (R&D)


Making it Happen: Product Development Action Plan

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Engineering Design Process (Clinton James Campbell)

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