Cast Iron CAD - Product Design, Engineering and Manufacturing

For innovators & companies who are looking to design & develop products, CIC is a company that is highly qualified & experienced in the engineering design disciplines that are required to make your product a success. 

Our Engineers take time to understand your requirements for the product, and work with you to enhance your design, ready for marketing, sales and manufacture.

Product Design

The creative part: Brainstorming, concepts, and design. All set for engineering.

Design Challenge

Design Brief

Specification (MoSCoW)

Moodboard

Timeline & investment

RRP & quantity estimation

Concepts

Brainstorming

Sketching

Mechanical concepts

Electronic concepts

Branding

Design

Concept 3D CAD

Basic 2D drafting

Marketing renders

Packaging design

Funding research

Competing products


Engineer

The technical part: Optimising the product ready for manufacturing.

Optimisation

Construction CAD 2D/3D

Technology review

Materials research

Mechanical analysis

Electrical engineering

Engineering CAD

Engineering drawings

Patent documentation

Industry standards

FMEA

CE UKCA paperwork

CAD pre-production

Prototypes

Proof of concept models

Presentation model

Functional

Pre-production

Production prototype

Testing

Focus group

A/B testing

Fit Form Function

User Testing

CE UKCA extreme testing

Manufacture

The business part: Production ready documents, quality control, assembly & API to our MRP system.

Production Engineering

Production 3D CAD

Production drawings

Production methods

Quality control documents

Assembly methods

MRP system

Production

Routing & instructions

PLM system

Master production schedule

Launch

Sales forecasts

Sales API link to MRP

Packaging

Fulfillment

Stock control

Supply chain



Innovation consulting

 

Product innovation process framework, transforming ideas into a well defined design challenge.




Product Design

Engineering 

Manufacture


Concepts, product design, optimisation, prototyping, testing, manufacturing & sales.




Product development process


We believe that having an open and easy to understand process is key to successful innovation and engineering.

Over the past 20 years we have developed a framework that can be used to help reinforce your current project progress, This framework has been based on the UK design councils "Double Diamond", the "Business model canvas" and multiple innovation tools.


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