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An account manager (AM) is assigned to your project, the remit; to interpret what you want and manage the process internally on your behalf.
2. Research & Agree PDA
Research & Agree PDA
The design & technology team will carry out a number of standard investigations to ascertain the component’s operational requirements and any industry standards, such as CE certification, fire retardant or abrasion qualities.
Establish the fundamental technical requirements in achieving the maximum level of impact protection, i.e.; weight, volume, flame retardant, thickness, etc.
Sign a PDA and agree a Schedule of Works (SOW), timelines and costs.
3. Concept Design & CAD
Concept Design & CAD
Based on the SOW, the initial parameters are put into a matrix to define and focus the project towards an outcome. Input from the designers, chemists and operations team is shared, leading to a series of concepts. Outline drawings and a rational are then distributed for feedback.
Acting on feedback, the outline concepts are rationalised and the chosen direction(s) moved to the CAD designers. Final files of the technical drawings and real time viewing can be shared between the designers and your project leader for approval.
Once CAD files are finalised, they are output to our in-house 3-axis CNC mill for prototype tooling. Working samples of the new components are then produced in our lab and dispatched to you as well as the test and development team for trialling and analysis.
5. Performance Analysis
The samples are tested to the pre-agreed goals and parameters. Based on the testing feedback, D3O has the ability to amend geometry, design and material composition to achieve maximum impact protection and performance.
Final versions are produced in-house at our manufacturing base. If external testing is required, D3O will prepare test reports, data sheets and work with independent laboratories and test houses, such as SATRA & Oeko Tex, to deliver the performance criteria to pass agreed standards.
6. Final Production
Depending on the final destination of the components, D3O will manufacture in Europe, Asia or the US if Berry compliance is required. Final tooling is prepared and production samples are produced. Quality control, weight and performance are constantly monitored.