WHAT IS DESIGN ENGINEERING?
Design Engineering, also sometimes referred to as Engineering Design uses an engineering (scientific and mathematical) approach to build on a concept or a prototype and transforms it into usable products that appeal to the customer. It is a process that involves tools and innovative thinking. It uses a step-by-step analysis and design of any said product.
Design engineering is product-oriented and focuses on the function, usability, and performance of the product. It combines the understanding of engineering fundamentals with the skill of designing.
WHAT DO DESIGN ENGINEERS DO?
Design engineers study, research, and develop ideas for new products and ways to manufacture them. Sometimes they may also modify existing products to increase their efficiency or performance. Design engineering and manufacturing engineers are innovators who make designs that enhance the lives of people.
Exelus provides design engineering services in Pune. By integrating new concepts and prototypes and devising methods and systems to develop the desired products, design engineers make products that are apt for a globally competitive marketplace. In addition to making products that look good and are easy to use, they also ensure that the product can be made cost-effectively and efficiently. This typically includes:
- Studying a design brief
- Thinking of probable design solutions
- Researching if the designs will work and also be cost-effective
- Assessing the usability of a design
- Determine the environmental impact and safety of a design
- Using computer-aided design (CAD) to create prototypes
- Collecting and analyzing the data from tests on the prototypes
- Modifying the designs and retesting them
- Writing the progress reports and presenting them to project managers and clients
DESIGN ENGINEERING PROCESS
1.The design engineering process consists of eight crucial steps.
Define the problem The first step is to define the problem. This includes the who, what, and why of the proposed project.
2.Identify the needs and constraints
Then the engineer determines the order in which specific elements will be required for the problem to be solved successfully. This also includes determining the needs and realizing the constraints of the process.
Once the needs and constraints of the process are identified, the engineer will move on to researching existing solutions to help create something similar or to identify problems that have to be avoided.
4.Brainstorm and identify possible solutions
The next step is to brainstorm. This involves thinking of as many solutions as possible. The engineer examines multiple alternatives before narrowing it down to a few solutions.
5.Select the most suitable solution
In this step, the engineer compares the solutions to the client’s requirements to determine which one best meets their needs.
6.Build a Prototype
Next, the engineer will create designs or blueprints for the products. This also includes determining which materials are the most practical to use.
7.Test and Evaluate
The design is then tested and evaluated. Using 3D printing, our engineer will create a prototype of the product and perform tests on it to check its functionality and efficiency.
8.Improve the Design
After performing multiple tests on the products. The engineer determines if the current design is the best or can be developed further. The entire process is repeated until an ideal solution is reached.