“From product concept to delivery- end to end.” – Process Design
Any product designed in R&D has to go through the manufacturing process to eventually reach the customer. CEAT R&D’s fundamental belief is that all that is visualized and designed by the product engineer is realised only with a reliable, accurate, consistent and efficient process. The concept of having a process development group is to co-engineer the process with product, from concept and hand-holding through the process design and proving of the design with first-time right ideology in manufacturing process. By implementing poka-yoke in the system, we strengthen the process consistencies which then achieve various Global Certifications like TS16949, OHSAS etc.
Further, the new materials and product concepts designed targeting the basic philosophy of product safety; life, grip and sustainability pose new challenges in process & equipment design which are delivered through following approaches.
New process design and optimization
Process design typically uses number of advanced tools including flowcharting, process simulations, TRIZ , DOE and scale models.