All the work that Keystone and the customer has done in the first three phases, from taking a product idea and refining it, through extensive design and then testing of prototypes, leads to this critical juncture. Transferring the design to the production process requires a comprehensive assessment of design documentation, a precise definition of production methods, and a careful selection of components.
In Phase 1, we defined your product’s form, function, specs and user needs as key parts of project planning. We also defined the required development steps for the project.
When we move into Phase 2, Design and Development, you and the Keystone Product Development staff enter into what is typically the most comprehensive and involved phase of product development. This is when the product truly takes shape, virtually in CAD modeling and physically in a working prototype. Yet we don’t accomplish that in one leap. Phase 2 involves:
You come to Keystone with an idea for a new product. We have the expertise to work with you to develop that product and bring it to the market place. It’s time for us to roll up our sleeves and get to work.
In the first two blogs of this series, we identified the five phases of product development practiced at Keystone, and what we expect you to bring to the table when you come to us with an idea for a new product.
The term “specifications developer” is a legal term used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. To become one requires companies to meet certain minimum requirements and put in place specific quality systems and procedures. While this blog is not meant to be an exhaustive review of all requirements, it is intended to shed light on the subject and add some definition to the often used phase.
Keystone Solutions Group specializes in new product development for client companies who have a concept but need assistance to bring their idea through design and development so it can successfully reach the market.