Concepting

Concepting

From challenge to innovative solution

Do you have a mechanical challenge? And is there no clear solution yet?

We work through a number of steps to find the best solution together. We work out different concepts and compare them on the most crucial elements. This results in a concept design for the most suitable solution for the problem.

What does a pre-engineeringproject look like?
First, we get to know each other and your production process. Second, we take a look at the current production process and discuss where improved is possible. Then, we map out the wishes and requirements for the solution. We also look at critical factors that can influence the process in order to respond to this in a timely manner.

Our engineers get to work putting ideas on paper. We work out different concepts and compare them on the most crucial elements to select the best solution. Our customers are often pleasantly surprised with the solutions we provide.

Sometimes we build a prototype to prove (part of) the solution. We also call this phase the proof-of-concept.

 

For over 35 years

Our expertise in concepting

We have developed in specific areas of expertise:

  • Precision positioning
  • Micro assembly
  • Product handling
  • High-end machine control
  • Medical and high-tech production technologies

Our strength lies in complex automation issues where creativity and innovation are a must. Our clients are often positively surprised by the solutions we offer them.

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Do you want to get started on finding the best solution for your challenge? In our knowledge base article about pre-engineering you can read more about conducting preliminary research using a morphological overview and a Pugh matrix.

Our solutions

We are your development partner

We do not only design and develop special machines for production environments. We are also specialised in unique solutions for R&D, QA/QC, research purposes, robot integration and prototyping.

We are happy to work with you to bring your challenge to a successful conclusion.

Robotisation

Test automation

Prototyping

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Our method

We have a solution in mind, and now what?

When everyone agrees on the right solution, we can move to the next step. At STT Products, we have the knowledge, experience and network to realise the proposed solution. The project then moves into the Engineering phase.

We are proud of

Projects we conducted with a concepting phase

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Cases

Micro assembly line

A manufacturer of wireless headsets wanted to develop and market a smaller product to strengthen its competitive position and increase its market share.

The existing, larger product had a production failure rate of 10-15%. This product was assembled entirely by hand at production locations in Southeast Asia. The expectation was that a smaller, more critical product would show a much higher failure rate. Continuing with the current production method was therefore not an option.

Within the development team, engineers from both STT and the customer with knowledge of product, production and machine construction came together. The team quickly came to the conclusion that the unstable factor of manual assembly had to be removed from the process in order to make the process manageable.

We started with the most critical part, soldering the loose wiring onto a printed circuit board. The accuracy required for this was too high to be carried out manually on a larger scale.

We enlarged the product in a 3D drawing program, so we were not hindered by the small dimensions. Subsequently, a new production method was sought based on the idea: What should be possible in larger dimensions, should also be possible in small.