Whatever your design or advanced manufacturing technology requirements; research and development (R&D) is the cornerstone for a successful outcome. A holistic approach to the research to secure an end-to-end design and manufacturing solution also increases the likelihood of success, and this is where Addition Design and Research can provide invaluable collaborative support for the development of any new or innovative device or product. The team has specific expertise in conducting thorough research to provide a solid base on which practical decisions can be made to ensure product success at specific stages of development or throughout the entire design to manufacture process.
Early design research sets the foundations for the development of products where the manufacturing processes are generally known or the products are high volume goods. More specifically, Addition Design and Research can provide specific additive manufacturing research that focuses in more detail on products that can significantly benefit from the advantages of AM / 3D printing.
Addition Design and Research can offer guidance, by way of in-depth research, in terms of the best route to take for any product development and manufacturing project. The company is able to call upon significant experience and extensive resources to achieve a thorough process of product discovery and build a complete design project accordingly.
Research methods and extent depend on the individual requirements of each project and can be delivered as a standalone piece of work or integrated within a bigger end-to-end project. Some research simply involves a basic overview of competitors and a review of materials and production. Other research may include detailed risk assessment and feasibility studies prior to developing products or technologies.
Research is a broad term but every research project will be tailored to the specific requirements of our customers. Together with our partners we can provide in depth analysis of existing products, reverse engineering, intellectual property reviews and 3D scanning.
Addition Design and Research has an extensive and exceptional research background and can call upon significant experience and resources in materials, processes, production and first-hand research (including bespoke test rigs and testing scenarios). In combination, this ensures that from the very earliest stages, every project we undertake is given the thorough and detailed assessment it deserves.