Design and Development

We offer a range of medium to high volume precision machining solutions at our manufacturing site in Waterford (Ireland).

Precision Engineering is a core competency at Schivo since the company formed almost 50 years ago and we consistently expand our expertise in this area

In partnership with our customers, our teams use a stage-gate design and development process to deliver the best products possible. This proven approach structures the flow of product development and ensures maximum interaction between our design teams and you, the client, at every phase.

Contact Our Team Today To Discuss Your Design & Development Needs.

80% of manufacturing costs are determined during the design phase

With 80% of manufacturing costs determined during the design phase. We, therefore, place greater emphasis on ironing out costs during the design phase because it’s much harder to take meaningful cost out of the product when it’s in the manufacturing stage.

Changes to the product design after design freeze are difficult and expensive, which is why we devote so much investment and consideration DFM principles early in the product development cycle.

The results for you are lower unit costs, higher quality products, reliable manufacturing processes, and accelerated time to market. DFM principles are incorporated into all stages of our product design, development and pilot manufacturing processes.

Our Capabilities Include:

Modern design tools such as 3D CAD allow us to create a virtual concept.
Finite element analysis allows us to evaluate and validate a concept’s mechanical properties and performance prior to manufacturing. This accelerates the design process by reducing design iterations, time and cost in reaching a final design.
3D additive manufacturing technology enables computer-generated virtual models to be quickly and readily prototyped via our in-house 3D printing department.
Core business competencies in machining and fabrication allow us to link design directly to manufacturing, a critical aspect of the design process
Seamless integration of electrical/PLC capabilities as required by the design.
Our experience in assembly compliments the design process. Schivo possesses a unique understanding of product assembly needs arising from our existing assembly lines.

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