DESIGN

Conceptual Design

During the concept definition and design phase, Newton engineers translate your thoughts, ideas, and requirements into a reliable product concept. Our concept development process begins with a thorough review of your requirements, such as restrictions on mass, size, and power consumption. We translate your ideas, requirements, and desirements into a reliable system that meets your intended form, fit, and function. Equally important, aesthetics are refined at this stage to fine tune the look and feel of each product concept. Our design engineers utilize Computer Aided Design products (SolidWorks and Pro/ENGINEER) to develop every product concept. They collaborate with analysis engineers to perform system-level first-order analyses, ensuring the concept is robust enough for use in the intended environment (i.e. structural, shock, vibration, thermal, and CFD analyses).

Detail Design

At the Detail Design phase we translate the conceptual design into manufacturable components. Critical manufacturing and performance aspects addressed during detail design include the selection of materials, optimization of product features to increase performance (i.e. minimize weight or maximize shock / vibration isolation), in addition to generation of detailed manufacturing models and drawings. All system components and assemblies developed during the detail design phase are analyzed to meet your requirements, with analysis engineer and manufacturing engineer feedback incorporated into the component, subassembly, and system-level designs. When the detail design phase is complete, Netwon engineers support and manage your prototype or volume manufacturing efforts in preparation for Assembly, Integration, and Testing (AIT). As the parts progress into manufacturing, our Engineers and Technicians “get geared” to bring your idea to reality in our AIT facilities.

Systems Engineering

During the design phase Newton’s system engineers translate the product requirements into discipline-specific requirements (mechanical, electrical, thermal, etc.), ensuring the proper form, fit, and function of every component as the hardware is assembled, as subsystems are integrated, and as the product is tested. Our systems engineers have experience distilling requirements for mechanical systems, electro-mechanical systems, as well as opto-mechanical systems. We monitor our product development team’s progress in satisfying all requirements and verify they are satisfied through comprehensive inspections or tests during AIT.