Product Improvement & Cost Reduction

Product Improvement

New product design is what many people think of when they think of engineering. However, for every model that is currently in development, there are several that are in production and being used by their consumers. These models may need attention as well, as they are pushed to their limits of capability, age or function.

Product Improvement embodies many different aspects of the engineering spectrum, but generally is focused on current product. This type of engineering can be very challenging in the fact that with most cases the machine or products are highly constrained and any changes or re-designs need to have minimal impact to the system, and more importantly, not to introduce any additional failure potential. Many times the machines requiring attention are already in the field, and any retro-fitting will be done by technicians and the tools they carry, so considerations for this will be made in the design.

Because this type of work can be difficult to anticipate, our clients can often find they need to scramble to support one or more of the critical stages: diagnosis, re-design, prototype build, and validation in a timely manner in order to keep their customer happy.

Matrix Engineering’s goal is to analyze the problem and develop a solution quickly. We have the ability to provide prototype components that can be assembled to the equipment and tested prior to going into production to ensure a complete and successful solution.

Cost Reduction

To stay competitive in today’s markets, companies need to pay close attention to their product cost. Anything that can be done to reduce cost while maintaining reliability will only add to the bottom line.

Matrix Engineering Consultants works with our clients to help drive down the cost of their products. It may be a simple material change, change in manufacturing process, change in supplier, or a minor design change that will help facilitate the cost reduction. We work with your preferred suppliers to ensure all new content produces a desired outcome for all parties.

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