Posts tagged with “prototyping”

Christian Proch-McMechan

Prototyping electronic systems: Tips for avoiding rework

When prototyping electronic systems or creating a first proof of concept prototype, it’s tempting to jump right into the lab and start soldering bits together. In my experience, creating developmental test boards early has always paid off.  I’ve learned that a proof-of-concept (POC) mess-of-wires, even with the best of intention and care, is almost never […]

David Dobson

The Amazing Contrast Between Teams that Develop Medical Devices and those Who Create Consumer Electronic Products

Over the last several years, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work with a couple of very different types of product development organizations.  I’ve managed larger teams of designers and engineers engaged in the creation of Consumer Electronic (CE) products, and I’ve been a part of equally exciting companies dedicated to the development of highly […]

Jason Dolynny

Is Your Medical Device Ready for Manufacturing?

Once in a while cutting corners can add huge costs.  In one memorable case, an electro-mechanical device was transferred to us for manufacture with a number of design for manufacturing elements unverified.  Not surprisingly, there were field issues.  For example, the coatings hadn’t been tested in the use environment sufficiently and did not hold up.  […]

Mark Drlik

5 Effective Tools for Rapid Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design Innovation

Brainstorming – This is one of the Tools that is most commonly leveraged among all disciplines, and Starfish encourages active participation with our innovative multi-disciplinary teams. The first and most important part of a brainstorm session is to ensure that we are asking the ‘right’ question. It is also useful to try on different approaches, […]

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