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Value Engineering Services

Value engineering (VE) is a method to improve the Value of your product by evaluating its function. Technology is continually improving, and applying value engineering to your product can help your product to keep improving, too.
Value engineering allows you to review your product’s PCB board setup, and incorporate the latest components and technology. This can help make your product more efficient, faster and better overall.
For example, thanks to technological advances, you might be able to reduce the number of components used from 8, into 1 chip with different software on top.
Even minor improvements in technology could improve performance and make your product easier to manufacture – increasing speed to market and growing margins.
And by using the latest components, you can safeguard your product against the components or software becoming obsolete.

Problems

  • High BOM costs
  • Is functionality optimised?
  • Is the technology appropriate?
  • Lead times
  • Low manufacturing yields
  • Manufacturability issues
  • Product failures
  • Supply chain adequate?

Solution

  • Component selection review
  • Design technology review
  • Manufacturing process review
  • Materials review
  • PCB layout review
  • Schematic review
  • Supply chain review

Benefits

  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Increased product lifecycle
  • Increased product revenue
  • Lower change costs
  • Reduced failure rate
  • Reduced manufacturing costs
  • Reduced overheads

Value engineering (VE) is a method to improve the Value of your product by evaluating its function. Value is defined as the ratio of function to cost.

 

Reverse Engineering

Problems

  • Lost tooling
  • No CAD Files
  • No manufacturing data
  • Non supported CAD files
  • Obsolete Parts
  • Poor quality data

Solution

  • 2D to 3D conversion
  • 3D scanning
  • Generate up to date BOM
  • Migrate CAD files
  • Re-Generate CAD data
  • Replace obsolete parts/circuits
  • Scan old drawings

Benefits

  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Increased product lifecycle
  • Increased product revenue
  • Lower change costs
  • Reduced manufacturing costs
  • Reduced overheads

Reverse engineering (RE) is a method to recreate your product or design to sustain future development, to extend product life or remanufacture to satisfy customer demand.

What Our Customers Say

  • We have used Quantum CAD for many years now and they have consistently provided us with an excellent PCB design service. They have always demonstrated a high level of skill, experience and flexibility, while constantly meeting the tight schedules we often require.
    Principle Engineer, E2V
  • Quantum CAD designed the PCBs for our diabetes insulin patch pump and its wireless touchscreen user interface. This was the first time we’ve outsourced PCB design and Quantum CAD worked closely with us and our contract equipment manufacturer (CEM) to enable us to bring quickly to market the world’s smallest diabetes pump. Both PCBs are high density, in that they have high component counts on small form factor boards. Of particular note, the designs include 0.4mm pitch ball grid array (BGA) packaged devices and package-on-package (POP) technology. Quantum CAD’s engineers took these technologies in their stride, whilst maintaining great superb awareness. The result: the highest-yield, lowest-cost PCBs. Quantum CAD also took full responsibility of PCB (component) library development and ensured the correct revisions of files were available between all parties; using the web-based CXInsight PLM platform. Accordingly, design reviews were managed – and technical queries resolved – promptly and efficiently. We found Quantum CAD to be extremely enthusiastic, capable and knowledgeable, and they were perfect partner on such an important project.
    Project Leader, Cellnovo
  • Alcatel Submarine Networks have used Quantum CAD PCB Design Services for many years and have always found them to be more than capable of providing an excellent quality service.
    CAD Group Leader, Alcatel Submarine Networks
  • Quantum CAD have produced the majority of our Library parts over the past few years, generating high quality models to our specification. They have been instrumental in developing a process to manage the information exchange between both parties to make this service possible and we have been very pleased with the results, both in quality and delivery.
    Principle Engineer, E2V
  • Quantum CAD completed the project in a professional manner and interacted with both pcbportal and our clients effectively. Despite incomplete information, Quantum CAD delivered upgraded Gerber files to project completion date. Our customer was happy and we have pencilled in future projects for Quantum CAD to work on.
    Quality Manager, pcbportal.com
  • We have been working with Quantum CAD from the outset of the development of our product. They researched the manufacturing requirements for PoP technology and engaged with PCB and CEMs from the outset. From the first prototype build, we had a product that was ready for production. I would not hesitate in recommending Quantum CAD PCB Design services to anyone.
    Director Device Engineering

Case Study

 

Value Engineering – Scientific Equipment

Project: Our clients marketing team identified a new requirement based on an existing product. However, the product was from an old range of equipment and the design data was archived on an obsolete CAD system. Gerber files, PDF of the schematic and a BOM were the only files available.  The client did not have the internal resource or capacity to achieve time scales required.

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Value Engineering – Power Unit

Project: Our client had an automotive control unit where the major COTS part had become obsolete. A new unit with the part replaced to satisfy service and warranty responsibilities was urgently required. However the original design files had been lost and only Gerber, PDF of the schematic and BOM files were available.

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