After a functional A-sample prototype is built, it doesn't take long for a project to gain traction that has market pull. This is usually the point that a project becomes highly visible within a company and it enters the Technology Development Process (TDP).
In the second article of the MEMS new product development blog, the importance of the first prototype will be discussed.
In David DiPaola's blog, he discuss the critical factors needed for success in the early stage of new MEMS product development.
In the third article of the MEMS new product development blog, critical design and process steps that lead to successful prototypes will be discussed.
The fourth article of the MEMS new product development blog is Part 2 of the critical design and process steps that lead to successful prototypes. In the last article, the discussion focused on definition of the customer specification, product research, a solid model and engineering analysis to validate the design direction. The continuation of this article reviews tolerance stacks, DFMEA, manufacturing assessment and process mapping.
Product validation is an essential part of all successful MEMS new product developments. It is the process of testing products under various environmental, mechanical or electrical conditions to simulate life in an accelerated manner.