Once a business decides to launch a new product, the first thing they have a look at is the design of the product. Whether it is Aerospace and defense, medical equipments, Automotive or Construction equipments; product design plays a crucial role in the performance of the products. Design Optimization is the technique that helps in determination of the optimum design, one which meets all specified requirements but with minimum expense of certain factors such as weight, surface area, volume, cost, etc. Virtually an aspect of your design can be optimized including dimensions (such as thickness), placement of supports, cost of fabrication, natural frequency, shape (such as fillet radii) and material property (thermal and combustion characteristics).
Product design optimization allows manufacturing companies to optimize the product size, shape, topology and topography. Product design optimization enhances the product performance by reducing the material from the unwanted areas in the product and adding material where it is much required. This process helps in optimizing the product design in such a way that the business can achieve desired characteristics in the product that defines its brand such as achieving a certain level of strength, thermal and combustion features, flexibility, etc.
DEP (Detroit Engineered Products) software solutions are an effective and efficient tool for Product design optimization in India and USA. The Design optimization tools perform much iteration automatically and thereafter, provide an approximate ideal material distribution pattern to optimize the product weight and characteristics such as the thermal and combustion characteristics of a fiberboard.
In progressive countries, such as India and USA, most of the times, the companies look to outsource the entire product design optimization process to specialized companies in this field. This is due to the fact that companies want to concentrate on manufacturing and marketing the product rather than designing it
Good Design Optimization software should:
- Adopt usage of more flexible optimizations and acknowledge conflicting relationships in the product characteristics.
- Effectively design products based on client’s needs and meet the industry requirements the business lies in.
- Use iterative methodology to support high quality user interactions.