1
  • Product idea (concrete vision/molded part)
  • Product concept
  • Product specifications
2
  • Parts concept
  • Optimizing parts, weight, functionality, design, decoration
  • Technology evaluation (process)
  • Evaluation and definition of materials
3
  • Functional prototype (e.g. selective laser sintering (SLS)) or SLA (stereolithography)
4
  • System definition and design
  • Machine definition and design
  • Mold concept and planning
  • Determining machine supply and infrastructure
  • Planning primary peripheral devices (material processing and supply)
  • Planning secondary peripheral devices (removal and downstream units/quality control/packaging station)
  • Cost simulation and optimization
5
  • Detailed design of all system components
  • Procurement and production
6
  • Initial installation
  • Functionality test
  • Quality and performance tests
  • Initial customer training (all components)
  • System approval based on contract data
7
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Training on site
  • Handover and production start
8
  • Process optimization with regard to quality, efficiency, cycle time, etc.
  • Consultation on preventive maintenance
  • Follow-up check of process stability
  • General service and maintenance