Starting Off Right
Our NPI process starts with a resource requirement assessment, which lets us assemble a team with the right mix of experts for your project. The NPI team then works with the design team to benchmark the product so we fully understand both the design and all functions before any work begins.
Paramit engineers use Valor software to do a thorough Design for Manufacturability (DFM) analysis of the printed circuit board (PCB) layout and then make recommendations for appropriate changes to the board design. We perform an additional DFM at the system level and utilize a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to identify and rate the risks for failures throughout the manufacturing process. Based on the analysis, we determine the best methods, jigs, and tools to use for the actual assembly process.
In parallel, our supply chain experts ensure that all parts are available and analyzed for likelihood of obsolescence. We also evaluate the mechanical assemblies and identify primary and secondary preferred suppliers. Our engineers also analyze the product design to create a defect opportunity list for use in determining DPMO metrics (defects per million opportunities) later in the manufacturing process. They define the criteria for process validation testing (PVT) and work closely with the product development engineers to design and develop product tests and custom fixtures.
When planning and preparation phases are complete, the NPI team starts building the product. We fine-tune, optimize, and validate the PCB and mechanical assembly processes in an iterative fashion until we’re sure these processes result in a cost effective, reliable, quality product. Once the product moves into production, we perform a quality data review (QDR) based on yield metrics and defects per unit (DPU). This data analysis drives the next round of manufacturing improvements.
Paramit’s NPI process results in a seamless startup experience and a comprehensive roadmap for the entire product life cycle. In fact, we’re so committed to the NPI process that we take all the products we manufacture for the first time through it, regardless if the product is new to the market or not.