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Connector Concept Review

 

Concept reviews, when conducted at an early critical stage, identify design concept shortcomings in conjunction with the business plan before committing additional resources to development and manufacturing. A concept review is the first step in a formal "stage-gated" process. Subsequent reviews should occur with prototypes, proof testing, tooling build, and production release, to maximize program success.

 

APEX has extensive multidiscipline experience in concept reviews for a wide range of products and industries.

 

WHY APEX:

 

  • Identify problem areas at an early stage
  • Gain independent and impartial feedback
  • Obtain a multidiscipline review - design, materials, manufacturing
  • Reduce product development time
  • Avoid common design pitfalls
  • Proceed with confidence that knowledgeable industry professionals reviewed the design concept

APEX CONCEPT REVIEWS INCLUDE:

 

  • Verification of design to market requirements
  • Review of sketches, 2-D drawings, and 3-D solid models
  • On-site meetings to provide immediate feedback
  • Conference calls, on-site presentations, and written reports
  • Brainstorming to stimulate additional product ideas, features, and concepts

EXAMPLES OF APEX CONCEPT REVIEWS:

 

  • Eliminated four of six modular jack design concepts
  • Proposed an alternative joining of three switch components
  • Reduced a chip carrier component count by redesign, for insert molding
  • Critiqued six card edge contacts
  • Suggested a design modification to reduce the cost of a sensor connector
  • Suggested improvements for the ergonomics of mating features