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Developments are moving fast and it is becoming increasingly easy to automate production processes, in addition, the integration of software & IT within your company and within the chain is an indispensable strategic tool. The optimal automation of a machine, process and factory is therefore the order of the day. But where do you start?
In product development, improvement and research, the right choice of new, different or improved material is essential. Especially in the context of achieving the goals of national and European innovation policies. Scarcity of raw materials requires new and creative ways of thinking and choosing materials. This makes this choice in most cases quite a challenge: which materials are available and which is most suitable for your product? And how will you connect parts together?
Additive Manufacturing and other digital manufacturing techniques are gaining ground within the industry. The flexible and cost-saving features make it easy to quickly prototype or produce on demand (small) batches of customized parts or products. Integration within production processes is therefore increasingly taking place.
Whether you are developing a new product or further developing an existing product; there are many choices to be made. Around product design and improving related processes, there are many methods, each with its own success story. More than ever, product development requires technical creativity to convert customer demand into a product. As a designer, you need knowledge of materials, production methods, surface treatment, joining techniques and much more. In your design, you need to consider environmental factors such as noise, vibration, thermal influences and friction.