Design and Development Services

Design and Development Services

Design and Development

 Turn ideas into lasting solutions

We help you bring your products to market faster and at lower cost by providing a complete end-to-end solution, in other words from initial concept to full completion, packaged and ready for market.

We provide mechanical and electromechanical Design for Excellence (DFX) solutions including Design for Cost (DFC), Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) at all stages of development and production.

Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Principles 

In partnership with you, 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.  

80% of manufacturing costs are 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 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. Click here to see a list of the CAD software tools we use.

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.

To assist our clients in making the right manufacturing decisions, we use a wide range of CAD (Computer Aided Design) software tools, including:

  • Hypermill and Esprit CAM 5-axis CAM
  • Delcam CAM Powermill 3D
  • Solidworks CAD Computer Aided Modelling
  • Radan 04
  • Pro/E Wildfire
  • AutoCad Inventor Pro Product Design
  • CATIA 

 If you are ready to work with a company that understands the fundamental challenges of bringing to market a safe and effective product, talk to Schivo Medical today.

 +353 (0)51 372010


Project Feasability

  • Deliver Innovative Concepts
  • Highly Collaborative Customer Engagement

Detailed Planning

  • Design Planning and Refinement
  • Analytical Studies
  • 3-D CAD Designs
  • Engineer Drawings
  • Model Generation
  • Prototyping
  • Risk Management
  • Documentation and Development of Final Manufacturing Strategy


  • Customisation of Quality Systems
  • Regulatory Submission Support
  • Programs for Biocompatibility and Sterility Testing
  • Document Control, including Design, History Files, Device Master Records, and Pre-market Approval Documents
  • Test Method Validation

Transfer and Install

  • Low-volume Manufacturing
  • Design and Construction of Assembly Processes, Tools and Fixtures
  • Process Failure and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Process and Product Validation
  • Sterilisation Validation
  • Packaging Design


  • Scaled Production
  • Dedicated Resources
  • Continuous Improvement Processes
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality and Compliance
  • Test Method Validations