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 product design.

Smithers Rapra design services include:

  • A design evaluation including Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) to identify potential weaknesses.
  • Process analysis, with suggestions for optimisation 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.

​Our laboratories are UKAS registered and ISO 17025 certified.

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