Product Development

The Keystone Proven Process delivers results. Discover, Define, Develop, Deliver – four key steps on the journey from Dream to Distribution. Take a deeper dive below to learn how this process can help you.

Keystone Proven Process

DISCOVER

First contact, opportunity discussion, and alignment on capabilities, market, values, and goals; that is what the Discover phase is all about. When we mutually determine there is a good fit, we proceed with an open, collaborative proposal effort. Then, it's time to engage.

DEFINE

The next steps are to define the product, the program, the path. The Define phase includes the always critical voice of customer research, establishing marketing claims, the IP and regulatory strategies, product definition, and determining the schedule and budget. Clearly defining the start point and goals is key to the success of the initiative.

DEVELOP

The voice of the customer has now been captured, the product and path have been defined. Time to Develop. Often the “heaviest” phase in the Proven Process, the Develop stage includes multiple, often iterative steps including; ideation, design, analysis, prototyping, testing, documentation, and sourcing. This is an exciting phase as the idea begins to take physical form.

DELIVER

Development is complete, the design is signed off, now it is time to Deliver. This final step in the Proven Process includes key activities for transferring the final design into a production-ready product. These activities include: supplier qualifications, manufacturing process development, tooling and fixturing design and procurement, line setup, finalizing labeling and packaging, pilot production, validation, and finally – on to production!

INDUSTRIES SERVED

Keystone’s largest footprint is within the medical device market. Specialty areas include:

  • Wound Care
  • Imaging Products
  • Patient Surfaces
  • Therapeutic Devices

From single-use disposable products to re-usable electromechanical systems, Keystone can develop and manufacture a solution for you.

Keystone also serves as a development resource in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial products markets.