We staff New Product Introduction (NPI) and prototyping professionals with years of experience to prototype products through the same manufacturing process that will be developed for sustaining production. SMC believes the prototype process is in place to discover current or potential issues, validate designs, and assist companies towards production. We also understand the pressures of getting products to market quickly and can support quick turn prototypes.

Smc Prototyping

Design for Procurement (DFP)

SMC is focused on offering an array of value added services that best support our customers.  The best way to effectively drive out cost is to start early in the design phase where SMC will evaluate every aspect of the design.  SMC Engineers enjoy doing a deep dive into material cost, material composition, and ask appropriate questions to refrain from over engineering products.

  • Review customer bill of material
    • Obsolescence
    • Availability
    • Cost
    • Multiple manufacturing sources
    • Review component packaging
  • Define procurement methodology
  • Global logistics management

Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

As a Contract Manufacturer, we are not only approached with new products and new designs, we also partner with companies that need us to support legacy or redesigned products.  Collaborative discussions attribute to better manufacturing process efficiency, superior quality, and a quicker time to market.
Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

  • Review customer design
    • Evaluate gerber files
    • PWB array optimization
    • Processes, methods, materials
  • Assembly flow analysis
    • Optimizing automated assembly
    • Fixture design and development
    • Custom manufacturing cell development
  • Cycle time analysis
    • Flexible customer demand plan
    • Man power loading
    • Parallel vs. Serial process evaluation

Design for Testability (DFT)

Our test engineering team is passionate about striving for the highest product test coverage.  Like our Customer Engineers, our Test Engineers will evaluate the customers’ test strategies and make professional recommendations on potential changes to the product to receive the best test results.

  • Review customer design
  • Testability analysis
  • Provide optimal test strategy with suggested design changes
  • Test development capabilities include
    • 3D Automated Optical Inspection
    • ICT- In-Circuit Test
    • Functional Test
  • In-house test fixture and software development
  • Test data analysis