Design Support

Smithers Rapra provides support during the design stage to help reduce the risk of premature product failure.

Product failure can be a costly occurrence, and is often preventable at this stage. However, with thousands of materials to specify from along with hundreds of other variables to consider - from product end-use to environmental factors - expert guidance is often required to understand the nuances between seemingly similar options. 

Our skilled team is on hand to support companies during the complex product design process.

Smithers Rapra design consulting services include:

  • A design evaluation including Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) to identify potential weaknesses.
  • Process analysis, with suggestions for optimization if needed.
  • Providing an estimation of the expected life span of the product.
  • Risk assessment of potential hazards.
  • Actionable corrective advice on how to rectify any weaknesses found.

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