By building a prototype, you get a trial version of the product. Using the first example, or series, you ensure that the correct components and that the design works. For us, you also get confirmation that it is possible to manufacture in a cost effective manner. We know that the time for development of new products often are pressed. It is therefore important to take into account manufacturability and materials already in prototype stage in order to determine product competitiveness. Our experienced production engineers can combine with your own, or hired designers, find solutions to errors and deficiencies in the design. Along with the prototype, you always get a clear report. In summarizing our techniques to the results and conclusions to be drawn into the production process and product quality. And we give suggestions for possible changes and improvements that can be made to adapt the product for volume production. This can include the component selection with regard to price and availability, adjustments to the design and how the test systems should be designed. The goal is always to make any production as cost effective and quality assured as possible.
Correct testing saves time and money, both during the development process as during production. It is therefore important that already in the prototype stage think through and develop an appropriate testing strategy that takes into account the costs and consequences of deficiencies in quality. By taking into account the tests, their design and calculate the time required for them, increasing the ability to follow the posted production strategy. At HANZA, we have staff which is dedicated to test. They work closely with NPI and prototype production and ensures that the test procedure is covered in a total economic flow. By automating the testing process, we minimize test times for the product, while ensuring that all details will be tested in the same way.
Our test capabilities on the electronics side include x-ray, vision, durability and In Circuit Test. We develop both hardware and software test programs that are written primarily in LabView and C + +. In addition, we help to build fixtures. In mechanics, we help defining the necessary measurement procedures during development and manufacturing stages. We are a partner that makes sure your products are manufactured in the most effective and best way - with respect to both costs and quality. If you want, we guide you through the whole chain from design and prototyping through production to storage and delivery.
With a focus on NPI New Product Introduction, we are a partner to help you lay the foundation for the product's market position and future success. As well as quickly and safely move the process forward to achieve optimal volume. The service means that we adapt your product to mass production, with the goal of achieving the lowest possible production cost. This process includes the choice of the optimal production location or country. The information which was reported after the prototype execution, NPI through the pre-series and zero series. These are valued and presented in possible actions, which you have the opportunity to evaluate during operation. Our project managers have extensive experience and broad technical expertise. Their focus is to keep the agreed schedule by coordinating internal resources and help you evaluate the Project result. We are prepared with specialists in various fields, our production engineers are always looking for the easiest method, DFM. The purchasing department can find the optimal components, DFA. And test engineers assist with the development of test strategy and / or test development, DFT. Since we have collected all this expertise under one roof, it is easy to interact and engage in rapid dialogue with our customers. You will therefore have a holistic approach and the ability to quickly make the right decisions and shorten time-to-market.
With regards to lowest price for materials and components per unit is far from always the lowest cost for the complete product. In order to calculate the final price, one has to look beyond the price tag on any device and look at the elevated purchase. It is important to include parameters like administration costs, disposal of goods, time to market, risk minimizing, the need for additional transportation and how we as buyers are prioritized at the suppliers in order to achieve the best total cost. Parameters that companies and designers that focus on design and function have a difficult time taking into account. With over thirty years experience in production, development, international contracts, negotiations, production economy, we have acquired a unique expertise and product knowledge to evaluate the factors that determine the final cost. While both quality and volume production is ensured – in the design stage. This can be done thanks to our long experience from most suppliers in world markets and our close relationships with several of the key players. Competence, experience and agreements that will benefit you and your company thru our sourcing offer. To achieve optimum results, it is important that we become involved in the project from the design phase. Then we have the opportunity to influence and assist the designers at work to find the most cost effective components and materials.