“We are committed to continuous improvement, and believe Value Engineering is a key tool which will help us and our customers stay competitive in the future”
During the design and development phase of a project, our engineering staff will endeavour to guide and advise our customers. We aim to arrive at a solution which will satisfy the technical and cosmetic requirements, as well as offering the best value for money. This means that the final design must be “designed for manufacture”. We see this as part of the manufacturing service that we offer.
Whilst a face-to-face meeting, or a design review would be the preferred option, timescales and location may dictate that other methods are employed. By using CAD, many iterations of a design may be evaluated, modified and re-evaluated in a very short space of time. Simultaneous design and manufacture of mould tooling, assembly fixtures, and prototypes, reduces the time to serial component production, and therefore time to market.
Broadwater has recognised the importance of operating a CAD system compatible with that used by its customers. To this end, Broadwater have invested in three PTC Creo (formerly Pro/Engineer) seats. We believe that design and development does not finish when production begins. We are committed to continuous improvement, and believe Value Engineering is a key tool which will help us and our customers stay competitive in the future.