Economics of scale, fueled by technology and feasibility
A smart definition of modular architectures has a huge impact on the economy of scale at component level. Furthermore, working with standardized components reduces your development cost, inventory and time to market. So to speak, you should trade-off this advantages to the power of purpose dedicated optimizations. During this complicated evaluations you should bear in mind the increasing complexity of the design and cost related to mechanics, electronics, optics, interfaces etc.
Design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA)
Innovation is typically fueled with new technologies. Verhaert supports you to develop technology demonstrators, select and evaluate new technologies for customer applications, hence demonstrate feasibility. In collaborative R&D programs we bridge the gap from laboratory concepts to reliable and scalable technology platforms.
Design for testing
Demonstrating feasibility is just the beginning. Designers and engineers have to implement all business and application related requirements into a user centered approach. Parallel tracks develop mechanics, electronics etc. The evaluation of different product concepts result in prototypes for initial market exploration. Special attention is given to the design of housings and cabinets to maximize usability and user experience.