Research and Development

DG Sports research and development team is highly motivated in developing new and exciting products. Every product that we decide to launch undergoes a fascinating five point process. Read below.

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Research

Research can be market research or performance research. We research, on existing prototypes or markets, that lead toward new products or upgrades that meet our consumers desires. Performance research leads to product improvements for competitive markets, or the invention of innovative new products. This step leads us directly to the parameters and concepts that govern the design step.

Design

The Design Step carries a concept to a finished set of drawings or other media that govern how to build a physical prototype.

Sometimes a product is composed of one or a few individual parts. In that case the design process is a single step. As the number of pieces or components in a product grows, then it is useful to break the design process into two parts, or sub-steps, Preliminary and Final Design.

The Final design step is concerned with making the concept manufacturable. It specifies everything needed to govern production. It considers everything on a part level. This results in a complete Bill of Material, drawings, CAD files and plans to source and assemble.

Analyses

Analyses, such as the finite element analysis above (Glidecycle rear fork), are performed on a design prior to prototyping and testing. These verify peformance, like fit or strength or weight, prior to building a physical prototype. This step lowers the cost and performance risks associated with prototype and test.

Testing

Testing of the final 'production-like' prototype is performed to ensure that the performance is met prior to moving the product into production. This step is very similar to the Research step. Testing of the prototype performance maybe be both market analysis, as well as use-testing.

Hazard Analysis

The Hazard Analysis is conducted throughout the development process. It is finalized before the product is in production. The goal of the hazard analysis is to identify any potential safety issues that may be presented by the product. If possible, the issues are addressed by design. If not, they are addressed both in instructional literature and product specific warning labels.

Product Release

The final part of the development process is placing the product into production. For an in-house manufacture, this includes a product assembly plan. The most expensive part of a new product development is the capital for of the production process required to make it.

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