Product Development

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

We are a product development company dedicated to producing high-quality, engineered products. Shear Development takes pride in building relationships with our clients to fully understand their design requirements. Investing that time up-front allows our team to focus on delivering solutions where our customers need them most.

Our design team has more than a decade of successful new product development experience. Whether you are looking for a design partner to bring a concept to production, or to optimize and iterate existing products, the engineers at Shear Development have the experience to deliver on time and under budget.

Product Development Services

  • Market Analysis
  • Proof of Concept
  • Project Management / Planning
  • Digital Mock-Up (DMU)
  • Virtual / Physical Test
  • Engineering Documentation
  • Industrial Design / Concept Sketches
  • Cost Analysis / Business Case
  • Component / Systems Specifications
  • Design Reviews
  • Prototype Build
  • Manufacturing

Typical Projects

  • Automotive Design
  • Casting Design
  • Research & Development (R&D)
  • Machine Design / Heavy Machinery
  • Packaging / Enclosure Design
  • Sheet-Metal Design
PHASE-GATE SYSTEM
DISCOVERY
0
Gate
1
  • Ideation / Industrial Design
  • Technical Feasibility
  • 3D Renderings / Concept Sketches
  • Market Analysis
ENGINEERING
DEVELOPMENT
1
Gate
2
  • Assembly / Part Breakout
  • Proof of Concept
  • Preliminary CAD
  • Initial Quotes & Cost Analysis
PROJECT PLANNING
2
Gate
3
  • Business Case
  • Project Timing
  • Component & System Specifications
  • Budget
  • Product Definition
  • Target Costs
ENGINEERING
DETAILED DESIGN
3
Gate
4
  • Full Component Definition
  • Simulation (FEA, CFD)
  • Preliminary Drawings
  • Assembly Buildup
  • Digital Mockup (DMU)
  • Design Reviews
PROTOTYPE
BUILD/TESTING
4
Gate
5
  • Prototype Part Procurement
  • Physical Test
  • Initial Prototype Build
  • Manufacturing Feedback
ENGINEERING
DOCUMENTATION
5
Gate
6
  • Final Part / Assembly Drawings
  • Bills of Materials (BOMs)
  • Part Cost Roll-up
  • Installation Drawings
  • Production Quotes
  • Final Design Packet
LAUNCH
6
Gate
7
  • Supplier Selection
  • Production Part Procurement
  • Manufacturing Feedback / Approval
  • Purchasing Agreements
  • Initial Production Builds
  • Final Testing
FOLLOW-UP
7
Gate
8
  • Lessons Learned
  • Performance Improvements
  • Design Guidelines
  • Cost Reduction
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