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Rapid Product Development
Rapid product development is an oxymoron for most companies — but not for Revcor. Developing innovative new solutions requires time and resources, and developing innovative new solutions rapidly may be a conflicting objective, especially if it’s not properly managed. Revcor has modern tools and techniques as well as the expertise to design and rapidly prototype new products, thus bridging the gap between innovation and speed.
Our proprietary process for air blower and fan design consists of these key stages:
- Design for Performance
Revcor utilizes the most advanced aerodynamic design and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software available when developing revolutionary airflow solutions. Optimizing the airflow performance of your system also utilizes our ability to build models that adequately predict the performance of our working prototypes. The result of this stage, an aerodynamic model, requires customer approval before moving to the next stage.
- Structural Design
This stage begins with the aerodynamic model and ends with a working prototype, one that meets the customer’s goal without compromising reliability. We refine the aerodynamic model using highly customized Finite Element Analysis software. Our structural design goal is to minimize material costs by strategically embossing the predicted failure points.
- Design for Manufacture
During this stage, we review the approved prototype, making sure the designed product is easy to manufacture. By utilizing our existing tooling and equipment, in most cases we can configure new products without the cost and delay associated with building new tooling, equipment and fixtures.
- New Equipment and Tooling
When new parts are designed, Revcor has extensive expertise in designing, sourcing, producing, releasing and installing the new equipment and tooling required to make the parts. While product design for manufacture is important, working with the best global equipment and tool builders assures high quality and timely, cost-effective project completion.
- Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
During this last stage in Revcor’s rapid product development process, parts produced from all required equipment, tooling and fixtures are reviewed. Upon final acceptance from outside suppliers, all equipment, tooling and fixtures are set up as required to produce the pilot parts for customer approval. Customer approval completes our rapid development process.