Product lifecycle

 

To ensure that all aspects of your product lifecycle are optimised to meeting customer requirements for quality, cost and lead time.

As product lifecycles get shorter and customer demands become more diverse, businesses are pressed to release products faster and more frequently onto the market, considering not only functional requirements but also related services and efficient supply chains.

A mismatch between product design and manufacturing causes launch delays and unavoidable increase in costs. Effective design–manufacturing integration and timely communication, however, avoids design rework and achieves better product fit for the manufacturing system.

Our courses have been designed to equip those involved in the product lifecycle to take a holistic view and consider requirements of every stage in the design and development of products, their supply chain and manufacture.


An incredibly informative course, that addresses a grossly overlooked subject matter. The course focuses on changing mindsets and improving soft skills that generate barriers to successful reviews.

Alan Sanderson Design Reviews attendee, October 2018

OUR PRODUCT LIFECYCLE COURSES

    • Composite: Fundamentals

      Gain a clear understanding of composite manufacturing processes, how to detect defects, material fatigue, testing of components and the requirements for certification.

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    • Composite design and analysis

      Better understand manufacturing processes, define repair schemes, tailor properties to improve product design and understand composite material behaviour and post processing finite element results.

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    • Composite materials and manufacturing

      An overview of composite manufacturing, including the assessment of defects and damages, and the future of thermoplastic matrix composites and automatic fibre placement.

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    • Composite quality, certification and testing

      This course details the various types of testing and how to quantify them in terms of quality and the requirements that must be met for certification.

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    • New product introduction

      Face-to-face and virtual

      Implement practical improvements when bringing new products to market that are on time, at desired cost and to the required quality and standard.

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    • Supply chains: Introduction

      Face-to-face and virtual

      Optimise supply chain performance using key concepts and principles used in end-to-end supply chain management.

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    • Value engineering

      Face-to-face and virtual only

      Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to undertake the value engineering process with a focus on the engineering, product and service sectors.

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    • Design for manufacturability

      Face-to-face and virtual

      Analyse a combination of traditional views on design for manufacture, service and test with broader principles of lean, responsive supply chain design.

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    • A guide to additive manufacturing (3D printing) 

      Face-to-face and virtual

      Learn about the properties of materials, the manufacturing methods available and even create your own 3D printable design.

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    • Design for servitisation

      Face-to-face only

      Understand the impact of product engineering decisions on the provision of services and how to implement changes to increase the effectiveness of your own organisation.

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    • Design reviews

      Face-to-face and virtual

      Understand how to improve the effectiveness and usefulness of the design review process, by exploring both technical and people aspects of preparing for and carrying out effective design reviews.

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    • Principles of sustainable design

      Face-to-face and virtual

      Assess the business case for sustainable design and apply its principles to engineering projects.

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    • Commercialising innovation

      Face-to-face only

      Using a mix of theory and case study examples, examine the factors necessary for innovation to flourish and produce commercially successful products and services.

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    • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T): ASME Y14.5

      Learn to translate geometric feature control frames and understand the hierarchy of geometric tolerancing so that you can optimise design decisions that increase quality and reduce cost and delivery times. 

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    • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T): BS 8888

      Get up to date with the latest version of BS 8888, including the meaning of design intent; how mechanical parts are dimensioned and tolerance within the standard in order to meet design intent.

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Train your team

Tell us your team’s development needs and we’ll come to you with a specialised training programme, customised for your organisation.

What options are available?

  • Off the shelf – we can deliver any of our training courses at your chosen location, providing you with a cost-effective and efficient solution
  • Tailored courses– our personalised programmes can help you work through issues specific to your team or sector and equip you with the practical tools you need to move forward
  • Blended programmes – we use a range of delivery methods, development subjects and performance resources to ensure your team have the knowledge and skills they need to help your business thrive

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Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • AMH Material Handling
  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

Our training acumen

  • Over 25 years experience of delivering training
  • Designed by engineers for engineers
  • Seven locations across the UK
  • Tailored courses for your team, anywhere in the world
  • You come to us or we come to you
  • Online tools to improve the experience

Average customer rating:

4.75 out of 5

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