PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

ECAM designs products, apps, solutions, and enclosures. Whether it’s a new idea or reverse engineering of outdated products. Custom enclosures can also be designed and built.

Our 6 Step plan to Product Development

CONSULTATION

Project managers and engineers will work closely with you to define the scope, usability, and functional requirements of your product.

  • The steps to achieve the solution are planned.
  • Analysis will be tabled to help the client first to market.
  • Assessments will provide the client with a competitive edge.
  • Patent documents if required.
  • A statement of work is drawn up.
DEVELOPMENT

Extensive research follows the consultation to ensure that the client’s specifications can be achieved.

  • Continuous client interfacing.
  • Mechanical Design
  • Electronic Design
  • PCB Layout
  • Firmware
  • Package Development
ANALYSIS & IMPROVEMENT

The Prototype is scrutinized and subjected to tests. You will receive a prototype for your own testing and validation. Refinements can be made to the hardware or firmware.

CAD ENCLOSURES & PACKAGING

An enclosure is CAD designed for the prototype with personal markings and/or branding. Multiple options for material used for enclosure manufacturing

  • Steel
  • Plastic
  • 3D Printed
  • Mild Steel
  • Stainless
CERTIFICATIONS

Depending on the requirements, our engineers can bring the prototype to a third-party lab and oversee testing and procedures for compliance.

*note that this is a costly procedure and ECAM cannot always guarantee the outcome of the certification, the process might have to be repeated.

MANUFACTURING

When prototype is finalized and/or certified it has now become a product. Typical deliverables supplied for manufacturing are

  • Bill of materials
  • Test procedures & test jigs
  • Quality Control requirements
  • Cost of material
COSTING

Typical cost for such a cycle excluding manufacturing is usually between R80 000 – R100 000 on a product which can be delivered within 3 months of agreement. See below for typical breakdown.

R&D (depending on hours, size and difficulty of project) R20 000 – R30 0000
Materials R10 000 – R20 000
Documentation R10 000 – R20 000
Certification R20 000 – R30 000

*It is very difficult to estimate pricing on unique solutions

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