Battelle’s Production-Optimized Design (POD) process is a unique take on traditional design for manufacturing. The POD process scales to any production quantity to yield product cost savings during low rate initial production runs as well as long-term recurring production cycles.
We take a systems engineering approach that most importantly starts with a cooperative effort with the customer and, whenever possible, end-user. From those foundational inputs, we find creative solutions that maintain functional requirements and interchangeability while addressing cost reduction targets – or potentially affecting performance improvements.
Our customer-centric focus is built on proven quality systems and is tailored to your product’s needs. We can help you across the entire product lifecycle, but we also understand each customer has unique preferences and needs, and we can enter and exit at any point.
Here’s our process defined:
Build proof-of-concept units and perform system-level rapid prototyping, develop manufacturability requirements and identify lifecycle cost reduction concepts.
Identify system requirements and manufacturing readiness, support development of a producible technical data package and leverage Battelle’s approved supply chain for input and validation.
Work from limited or early technical documentation, select appropriate prototyping techniques at the system and component levels (3D printing, FDM, SLA, rapid molding), and integrate feedback from Battelle’s manufacturing team.
Apply our deliberately adaptable facilities and staff scalable systems to maintain quality while achieving cost requirements and employ our pilot stage experience, incorporating ongoing changes.
Utilize our certified quality management systems (QMS) and carefully approved suppliers to sustainably meet quality and cost, perform rolling incorporation of changes, and maintain a trained manufacturing staff and dedicated project team.
Factory scheduled maintenance and refurbishment, customer on-site training or factory training.