Prototyping for Design & Engineering Validation
Transition the product development process from engineering prototype to engineering validation, design verification, and production verification.
What is Engineering Prototype
Use Engineering Prototypes to Ensure Design for Manufacturability
During product development phases, product validation testing procedures become paramount to provide test and analysis results. First, building an engineering prototype is essential. It is a series of components created by combining engineering and design to represent the end product. Such powerful and high-precision pilot production prototypes often manufactured using rapid prototyping undergo rigorous test and evaluation to validate product design, engineering, and manufacturability.
Why Validation and Testing
Prototype Engineering Focuses on Optimizing Mass Production
By combining design and engineering during a product’s development process, engineering prototyping and testing identify problems, improvements, and iterates. The design undergoes verification to meet the required product specifications and performance through a series of verification testing processes.
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How to Test in 3 Different Engineering Validation Stages
Verification is a progressive rigorous process that combines design and engineering development alongside prototyping and production to provide objective, comprehensive testing, performance, specification and standards, and also ensure the sustainability of volume production.
Engineering Verification Tests (EVT)
EVT verifies product compliance with a design specification functional requirements. EVT versions stem from CNC machining, vacuum casting, or rapid tooling.
Design Validation Testing (DVT)
DVT is an intensive series of test procedures that verify product compliance with specifications, industry standards, and certifications. It also refines tools and processes for consistent production runs, while using pre-production components to meet ideal testing requirements.
Production Validation Testing (PVT)
PVT is the first trial production run to identify flaws during each production line stage and evaluate optimization. The entire production line undergoes testing to ensure quality assurance.