Mechanical design process and electronic design is the first major step in your product journey. It will lead you to the prototyping, industrialization and production phases.
Altyor carries out this phase in its electronic and mechanical design offices, created in 1992, with multi-technology and multi-process skills fully interacting with our production center to guarantee the best industrialization of the chosen design.
What does mechanical and electronic design include?
Mechanical design is the dimensioning by calculation or tests of the various components, the choice of materials and manufacturing processes and the creating of all the design files and mechanical industrialization of the product.
Electronic design is the selection of electronic components with the construction of the BOM (bill of materials), the creation of the plans and diagrams of all the electronic cards within the product (hardware parts) and the development of the flash codes in your products and test benches (firmware/software part).
What are the input data?
The entry point can be a POC (Proof of concept), a list of specifications or functional analysis with clear functions, sub-functions ans acceptance criteria for each. These data will allow the construction of the qualification plan, which summarizes all the tests that the product will have to undergo at the end of the design. It will also help to do functional analysis, a DFMEA, compliance matrix or a TBSOR (test bench scope of requirement).
Here is an example of a specification list excerpt:
Geographic deployment: Europe
Shock resistance: IK03
Protection against intrusion of solids and liquids: IP23
Environmental conditions: -10°C / +60°C
Power supply: battery
THE LIST OF SPECIFICATIONS MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, ITS MARKET AND THE TECHNOLOGICAL CHOICES MADE BY THE CUSTOMER, WHICH ALTYOR WILL CHALLENGE
How long does the mechanical design process last?
Development time depends on the complexity of the product and the maturity of choices made for your product at its launch (specifications, POC, blank page…)
A mechanical and electronic design can be divided into 4 stages:
Depending on the technological barriers, several cycles may be necessary.
What are the output documents (deliverables)?
The deliverables at the end of the design are for the electronic part, the Gerber files and the electronic BOM. For the mechanical part, they are the CAD files, the manufacturing plans and the mechanical BOM. In addition to these elements, the prototypes, the qualification plan (with the test reports) and the risk analyses (DFMEA, MTBF) carried out are also part of the list of deliverables.
ALL DOCUMENTS OR TOOLS DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED FOR A PROJECT BELONG TO THE CUSTOMER