Pentas creates a product development plan consisting of 7 stages. Each stage is delivered with a predetermined result and the progress is signed off by the client.
Stage 1: Defining the programme of requirements
In order to define the development, it is important to draft a programme of requirements (PoR) that your product will have to meet. With Pentas’ knowledge and experience with comparable plastic rotational moulding products and developments, Pentas will help create the complete requirements package. We will ask you to provide us with the necessary information to draft this requirements package and the end result will be a final PoR.
Stage 2: Conceptualisation
The concept focuses on integrating functions and producibility as a plastic rotational moulding product. In this phase, we deliver one or multiple concepts with a motivation and test the concept against the PoR. In addition, we deliver a substantiation with design sketches.
Stage 3: Analysis
A risk analysis is conducted in consultation with the client. We test whether the choice of material is suitable to meet the requirements. In addition, we perform an analysis for the assembly of the plastic rotational moulding product. The end result is a final concept.
In order to mitigate risks as much as possible, Pentas conducts an FMEA (Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis). FMEA is a method to systematically investigate what potential issues may arise in the future with the process or with the plastic rotational moulding product.
Stage 4: Engineering (Detailing of the design)
Detailing of the plastic rotational moulding product is an important phase in order to proceed with mould construction and automation. This stage can be conducted by Pentas or your own engineering department.
– Elaborate the selected concept in the design (ridges, wall thickness, releases, etc.)
– Recording releases, dimensioning, tolerances, etc.
– 3D CAD model, shape suitable for mould and tool manufacturing
– 2D product drawings incl. dimensions for final production
Stage 5: Mould and automation
Based on your final 2D and 3D CAD drawings of the plastic rotational moulding product, Pentas will start developing and creating the mould. Pentas has all the quality needed to manufacture the mould in-house. This facilitates the right price/quality ratio and a short lead time. A transparent schedule is drafted in order to realise your desired product launch. The necessary automation and manufacturing of production tools will take place in parallel to the construction of the mould.
Stage 6: Production
Before Pentas takes your plastic rotational moulding product to mass production, the product and the necessary process will have to be approved. The necessary documentation is delivered according to the PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) procedure. The PPAP file proves that Pentas understands and meets your client-specific requirements. This is summarised in a Part Submission Warrant form together with a product sample.
Stage 7: Finishing & Assembly
This extension of the production of your plastic rotational moulding product requires associated steps to validate the process. Before Pentas can take the finishing and/or assembly of your plastic rotational moulding product into mass production, the product and the necessary process will have to be approved. The associated documentation is delivered according to the PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) procedure. This is summarised in a Part Submission Warrant form together with a product sample.
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