Hello everyone! I hope you all will be absolutely fine and having fun. Today, I will tell you the key steps about How to Design an Engineering Product. In this tutorial you will learn almost all the necessary steps to be taken while launching an engineering product. They very basic and the most important thing before launching any product, is the idea to be selected for the product designing. The selected idea plays a vital role in the product designing. The idea could be anything, like it is not restricted to either only software products or the hardware products. It could be software, hardware or a combination of both as well. But the uniqueness and something new in the idea results in the popularity of launched product. Most of the engineers want to do their jobs in the related departments. But some of them are willing to launch their different kinds of business including engineering product designing, even by taking taking different sort of risks and act as an entrepreneur too. The engineers who design different products for the any industry are usually known as industrial designers. Industrial designers are in a high demand in the market these days, due to the customers latest technology demand and innovation. Engineering products are totally dependent on the imagination of the industrial designer. Engineering product could be any tool which is helpful in industrial work. Online help is also available for designing and engineering product in the form of articles, research papers, magazines. They are helpful for you from the designing phase to the manufacturing phase. Online videos are also available to help them in designing the industrial engineering products. The further detail about the design of engineering product will be given later in this tutorial.
1. How to Design an Engineering Product
Basically there two types of engineers. Most of them are willing to do their jobs in different industries. While some of them wan to start their business including designing engineering products. The engineers who design engineering product for the different industries are known in the market as industrial designers. All the engineering products depend upon the ideas. One unique idea results in the popularity of designer as well the industry. Different engineering products are shown in the figure given below.
1. Helpful Sources for Engineering Product Designers
- There are several different helpful resources for the designers.
- They help them from the designing phase to the manufacturing phase.
- Some of them are provided in the table given in the figure shown below.
2. Key points for the Growth of Industrial Designs
- They points for engineering industrial design is given in the figure shown below.
2. Key points for Successful Product Design
In this section we will learn abut the points that are necessary for launching a successful product design. The detailed description is given below.
1. Important Points
- There are some key points told by the senior experts industrial designers for the successful product designing techniques.
- By following these steps properly there is a lot probability that you will be able to design and launch a successful product.
- These keys points are listed in the table given in the figure shown below.
- These are the few important points that should be kept in mind while designing any industrial or engineering product.
- The description about each point is given below.
2. Easily Understandable Idea
- The idea for launching an engineering product should be simple.
- Idea should be such that even a lay man can easily understand it.
- Moreover depending upon the audience, we should use the related terminology, so that everyone can understand our idea.
- Of course, if the idea is easy to understand, it will be more beneficial for the person as well as the industry launching that product.
- So, we can conclude that the nature of the idea chosen, plays a vital role in the fame of industry or a person.
3. Excellent Presentation Plan
- If the idea is presented in a well manner, more people will show their interest in that idea.
- Well presented plays a vital role in the sale of a particular product.
- Sometimes, the products are extremely good but a person does not able to present it in an excellent way.
- So, due to this problem most of the people do not show their interest in that idea.
- It could be possible that the same product become more popular if a person presents it in an excellent manner.
- So, the conclusion is, the product should be presented well.
4. Attracting/Excellent External Look
- The external look is also very important parameter in the popularity of any product.
- If a device has good features but its external look is not good, most of the people will not show attraction towards that product.
- If a product has an excellent external look even if it has not excellent features even then most of the people will show their interest.
- So, external look of a device matters lot.
- It becomes very difficult to design an external look first and arrange all the other equipment inside it properly.
- Now, its very easy to do all that, after making your entire internal system, you need to just give the dimensions and you external casing will be ready.
- A very famous website www.electronicase.co.uk, provides you this type of facility.
- They make the external plastic enclosures of any shape and size.
- You need to just provide your dimensions and your good looking plastic enclosures will be ready just within 5 days.
- We have also placed our orders at this website for the design of different product’s plastic enclosures and had an excellent experience.
- Some plastic enclosures designed by this website are shown in the figure given below.
- This is a very supportive website specially for engineering products.
5. Cost Efficiency
- Cost efficiency is also an important factor for the popularity of any product.
- If the device is efficient and is available at low price, more people will be willing to use that product.
- The product with a higher cost can not attract more people towards it.
3. Categories of Engineering Products/Projects
In this section I’ will tell you about the types into which engineering products can be divided. There are basically the three major types of engineering products as given and explained below.
1. Types of Products
- The engineering products or projects can be categorized in three different ways.
- The three categories of engineering products are listed in the table shown in the figure below.
2. Software Products/Projects
- Software products are basically the products.projects that are only designed on the software and there is no need of any kind of hardware
- For example, in medical department we can design we can design a project for diagnosis of heart disease using ECG signal.
- In other fields, we can design software based travelling management system, library management system, finger print based security system are the examples of software based engineering product or projects.
3. Hardware Products/Projects
- Hardware products include the projects/products with only a mechanical structure and there is no need of any software to control that structure.
- Standard lawnmowers, oil furnaces, vehicles are the examples of hardware products.
4. Software + Hardware Products/Projects
- Software + hardware products are the products which require both hardware and software for the proper operations.
- Robots, embedded products, home automation system, security system, boilers are the examples of software + hardware products.
- The screenshot of the different engineering products is given in the figure shown below.
- You can see different engineering related products in the above figure.
5. Project/Product Management Tool
- Primavera provides us the prgram management software tool.
- This tool is for architecture and engineering industrial departments.
- It provides the facilities like measuring the progress consecutively and it improves the team collaboration.
- It can handle large scale projects, and is capable of organizing more than 100,000 activities with unlimited resources.
- It can also handle the unlimited numbers of targeted plans.
- The Primavera screenshot while handling projects is given in the figure shown below.
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