Prototyping

August Electronics > Prototyping

Successful new product introduction, on time and on budget.

Our team at August applies a suite of advanced project management tools to guide your New Product Introductions (NPI). We take you from your initial PCB design concepts through the manufacturing process to deliver your final product. The collaborative approach we take with your team facilitates successful new product introductions, on time and on budget.

From the outset, we review your product requirements and analyze the build package, data and specifications. Once a purchase order is finalized, we develop a comprehensive project plan with detailed documentation, engineering change and reporting control, to ensure continued information integrity.

Your designated account manager allocates resources and tracks all tasks throughout the NPI process for a seamless transition from the initial (alpha, beta and pilot) builds through to volume production. We find tremendous value in regular communication between your team and our team of process engineers, quality assurance specialists and production technicians to work through any challenges that may arise during the manufacturing process.

Some of our prototyping capabilities include:

  • Customized NPI process based on your prototype build requirements
  • Dedicated quality experts for first article inspections of SMT and final assemblies
  • Dedicated NPI team to manage each build and the NPI build schedule
  • Comprehensive prototype build documentation including engineering change controls, test strategy and fixture development
  • Leverage a global network of our vetted suppliers
  • Strategic component selection to mitigate obsolescence
  • Established revision control of all BoM’s and assemblies
  • Consigned or turnkey materials as required
  • Design for manufacturability reports at alpha, beta and pilot build stages includes SMT, through-hole and final assembly issues or concerns with recommended solutions
  • Cost-effective transition to volume production with customizable packaging and shipping options

Are your prototype designs fully optimized?

As a flexible contract manufacturing partner with a design legacy and nearly 30 years of trusted manufacturing experience, we can help you optimize your prototype designs for streamlined volume production.