Wideblue Product Design & Development Scotland: Resources

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Our Design Process

Our customers benefit greatly from our structured approach to design. From the first engagement, we take into account the final product requirements, whilst proceeding on a staged basis. We assess and manage design risks throughout the project, to achieve robust designs. This approach provides the strong control essential to demonstrate regulatory compliance and maximise the probability of technical and commercial success.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Requirements and Specification

Requirements and Specification

Wideblue will work with you to fully understand and define the product requirements over its full lifecycle, such as:

  • Branding
  • Cost Targets
  • Regulations
  • Manufacturing
  • Desirability
  • User Requirements
  • Recycling and Reuse

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Product Robustness and Risk Management

Product Robustness and Risk Management

After-sales product returns are expensive and can damage a reputation. Successful products are designed to function in both normal use and accidental misuse.

All manufacturing processes inevitably create some variability between batches, for example due to tool wear. The best designs can accommodate manufacturing tolerances without a reduction in performance.

Wideblue uses a wide range of tools to manage design risks and improve product robustness. These include Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), computational simulations, Design of Experiments and tolerance analysis.

We can also provide an independent robustness audit of existing products, to help identify cost-effective design changes which can improve the profitability of the product.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Project Management

Project Management

Our experienced project managers and structured product design process provide strong design control. This is essential to help demonstrate regulatory compliance and to maximise the probablility of technical and commercial success.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

We have local, UK-wide and international supply chain experience for products ranging from high-volume consumer electronics to low-volume, high-value scientific instrumentation.

If required, we can identify and establish the most suitable supply chain in parallel with the development of a product.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Concept

Concept

We can draw from a range of innovation techniques, in combination with sketching skills and technical know-how to rapidly generate and evaluate multiple concept ideas and product architectures.

Our direct experience of manufacturing processes helps us to estimate relative costs for each concept.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Feasibility

Feasibility

Feasibility stages explore and address the main uncertainties and risks in a project:

  • Technical Feasibility: Engineering simulation and/or building proof-of-principle test rigs.
  • Commercial Feasibility: Developing a detailed cost estimate for the product.
  • Market Demand: Working with the customer and third party market research specialists to clarify the market opportunity.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: System Design

System Design

For products that combine electronics, software, mechanisms and optics, our key skill is developing a system that integrates all these elements to create a functional product.

Building a technology demonstrator proves that all the components in the system can be integrated successfully, before commiting to the detailed product design.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Design for Manufacture

Design for Manufacture

Each element of the system needs to be designed and documented in sufficient detail for transfer to manufacture:

  • Bill of materials / component list
  • Mechanical component drawings and 3D CAD files
  • PCB Design
  • Optical Design
  • Software coding and PC application development
  • User interface and graphics design
  • Build Instructions

Within this stage, we typically produce prototypes to verify the design against an agreed test plan and regulatory standards, before commitment to major capital expenditure.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Manufacture Start-Up

Manufacture Start-Up

The launch of a new product is usually one of the most challenging phases in the product life cycle. Wideblue have extensive experience in manufacturing inception, where issues have to be rapidly identified and resolved to reach full production rate.

Strong project management is key to success at this stage.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Steady State Manufacture

Steady State Manufacture

Wideblue manufactures products in-house that are at an early stage in market development, to establish a consistent manufacturing process before transfer to a third party manufacturer when volumes increase.

Alternatively, for high volume products we work with external partners from the start, to establish a supply chain that meets the needs of the customer and product.

We can also design bespoke manufacturing processes to meet the varying needs of each product.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Scotland Today 20 July 2008

Wideblue on Scotland Today

View the video news report from Scotland Today - 8th July 2008.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Reduce risk in complex new product development

Project Postcard

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: This is Wideblue, Making technology happen

This is Wideblue

Making technology happen

In simple terms, Wideblue is a one stop solution for taking your technology from concept to product.

Wideblue have a proven, established product delivery process. This process coupled with our ability to work across a wide range of technologies and engineer integrated systems means that Wideblue can deliver ALL your market needs - functionality, reliability, look and feel, ease of use, the environment, time to market and of course cost.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Concept to commercialisation, Breastlight case study

Concept to commercialisation

Breastlight case study

In the 1990's Dr David J Watmough highlighted the specific mechanism by which a tumour could be illuminated to best effect. His company, Highland Innovation, created a technology demonstrator to carry out clinical testing.

In 2007 Highland Innovation approached Wideblue and asked us to help take the product concept forward. Today the Breastlight product is being sold in high street retail pharmacies in Canada, Finland and the UK. It is also being sold through distribution in four other European countries plus the Middle East and Singapore.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Practical Guide to Business Start-Up, From idea to product

Practical Guide to Business Start-Up

From idea to product

Turning technology into commercially viable products...

  • What is the end goal
  • What makes a product commercially viable
  • Planning a product design & development project
  • Money saving tips

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Product Development Workshop, Turning technology into commercially viable products

Product Development Workshop

Turning technology into commercially viable products

Subject matter:

  • What makes a product commercially viable?
  • Case study project #1
  • Developing a staged plan
  • Estimating timescales
  • Planning resources
  • Case study project #2

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: QR Code http://www.wide-blue.com

QR Code

1000 x 1000 PNG

This PNG file contains the QR code for "http://www.wide-blue.com". Dimensions are 1000 x 1000 pixels.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Developing a Product, Some Basic Things To Consider

Developing a Product

Some Basic Things To Consider

Webinar delivered May 2012 for Heriot Watt University.

  • What makes a product commercially viable?
  • Understanding the process
  • Understanding the costs
  • A real life example
  • Some final thoughts

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Wideblue ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

Wideblue are accredited to ISO standards ISO9001:2015 and ISO13485:2016. The scope of our accreditation includes the manufacture of medical devices.

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Wideblue Product Design and Development Scotland: Wideblue ISO 13485:2016 Certificate

ISO 13485:2016

ISO 13485:2016 Certificate

Wideblue are accredited to ISO standards ISO9001:2015 and ISO13485:2016. The scope of our accreditation includes the manufacture of medical devices.

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