Typical Manufacturing Project Life Cycle
|STEP||DESCRIPTION||CUSTOMER ACTION||OUR ACTION||TURNAROUND|
|1||Quoting||Fills in RFQ form and provide product design (2D/3D) for us to provide a quote.||Engineering studies RFQ and provides quotes based on volume.||1-2 weeks.|
|2||Project go-ahead||Approves our quote.||Project kick-off.|
|3||Design & specs update||Sends latest CAD drawings, design notes, and specifications.||3D (igs/stp)/ 2D (dxf/dwg) drawings for casting, machining and finishing are preferred.|
|4||Tooling design||Provides tooling design guidance or transfers existing tooling.||Designs new tooling or modifies existing tooling. Provides new tool design drawings for approval.||1 week.|
|5||Build/modify tooling||Reviews and approves tooling design.||Builds or modifies tooling.||
- New tooling: 30-60 days.
- Modification of existing tooling: 3-15 days.
|6||First sample production||Examines first production sample from us to determine if any modifications are needed (e.g., minor sizing adjustments).||Changes tooling based on customer feedback.||3-15 days.|
|7||First batch production||Examines first production batch and approves production readiness.||2-3 weeks.|
|8||Production||Places order and schedules production.|