Why design is important in manufacturing
Industrial design is the most important in product development that includes many steps to take. But in this article I want to talk two topics about industrial design.
Product Appearance and functions
Making a industrial product looks good is important to marketing. Especially sell them on Amazon or other platforms. Sometimes, a pretty picture means everything to consumers. That’s right, so we always want to let the greatest designer to draw many sketches and select the most beautiful one we think, which is a way to win the market. However, is that enough? or there are something else to take into consideration？ Yes！
Reducing the manufacturing cost is also important but easy to be ignored. We all know that the goal of product development is to win the market. How much we save in manufacturing means more profit we will get. That is why we need to design a product that can be easily and economically manufactured. The importance of designing for manufacturing is underlined by the fact that about 70% of manufacturing costs of a product (cost of materials, processing, and assembly) are determined by design decisions with production decisions (such as process planning or machine tool selection).
The great benefit of Design for Manufacturing is particularly to reduce cost of a product during mass producing, reduce mistake by operators, diminishing time to produce by removing useless extra activity and designing product or some of their sub-parts adequately to those optimization guidelines.
To sum up, choosing a right designer and industrial company is a good way to reduce your costs in product development.