A great design is not enough for a product to be successful; one must also consider the effect that design choices will have on manufacturing. Nectar practices Design For Manufacturing (DFM) from the beginning of every project, ensuring that both pilot production for V&V testing and production ramp-up, which supports marketing rollout, go smoothly.
Design Transfer occurs after Nectar has finalized a product’s design and demonstrated that it meets all quality standards and requirements. After design finalization, Nectar’s design engineers hand off the device master record (DMR) to the production facility. The process of creating this prolific body of documentation is a testament to how immersed a design team is in their work. The record tracks every aspect of a product in painstaking detail - from board specifications all the way to finishes like color, materials, and finishes or textures (CMF).
Transferring the DMR is an essential part of the handoff, and unique designs require extra care and attention to ensure that the first devices delivered match the design intent. In our experience, transferring the deep knowledge of the design team often requires assimilation with the production team. This ability to work collaboratively is central to Nectar’s core expertise.
Transferring this in-depth knowledge of a product into manufacturing requires a change in mindset. The Nectar design team has to bridge the gap between design and production by defining and documenting the critical production steps, while also ensuring that easily lost critical knowledge is captured in detail. If needed, the Nectar team is able to document equipment and fixtures, process settings, and test equipment and parameters, though typically Nectar will support the production team in this effort.
Nectar can ease this process by connecting clients to our strategic production partners. We have relationships and experience working with various contract manufacturers, both local and international.