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Product Design

It is a process of imagining, drafting, and designing a blade that responds to the needs of the end-user customer. The key features of a blade are its functionalities, durability, and wear resistance. Baucor offers unparalleled expertise and skillful engineers to ensure that your blades fulfill your needs and meet your requirements. We will help you turn your ideas into tangible reality, from drafting to detailed design, material selection, fabrication, and quality control.

Design process of a blade overview

The design process of a blade consists of six steps:

Imagine:
At this stage, the blade is just an idea. We discuss with our client to get the idea behind the environment and functionalities of the blade:

What are the main features?
Which problem does it solve?
For which people is this product-oriented?
Where will it be used?
How can it be enhanced?
Market researchers, who are the competitors?
Are there similar solutions?

Define:
From the previous stage, the key features of the blade, its material, coating, and its visual aspect are set, next we need to define its characteristics precisely:

What are the overall dimensions?
What are the materials and their aspects?
What does it require to function?

Draft:
At this stage, all characteristics of the blade are defined. Our designers will make sketches, and preliminary and feasible designs, then share them with the client to get their approval. We will also help our clients choose the correct materials and finishes. The blade is now a sketch or a rough model.

Design:
After our client decides on a concept, our engineers will develop the technical solutions, define the materials using CAD software, make technical files for manufacturing, and assess risks and ergonomics. A design review is organized with our client, after which we decide to confirm or improve the design before starting the prototyping.

Prototype:
It is a crucial step to get a hold of the final product and test its functionalities and visual aspects. Prototyping can help reduce the cost of a product drastically. It may add to the development time but will benefit the production line by minimizing tooling costs and functional or visual problems.

Validate:
It describes testing the prototype and comparing it to the client's requirements. Validation help decides whether to start the fabrication or to improve the product features. If the prototype is not validated after the review, the product will loop back to the draft, design, or prototype. A successful blade design goes through all six steps to fabrication.

Product design tools

To make a design, designers use several tools, including:

Graphic design tools: for sketches
CAD software: to create 3D models of the product.
Simulation software runs a numerical simulation to test stress, deformation, etc.
Rendering software: to visualize the product before fabrication and prototyping.
Office software: to make presentations and reports

If there is anything more to Baucor, it is its engineering capabilities. Started out as an engineering company, turned into a global manufacturer and supplier of industrial blades, machine knives, medical blades, and custom specialty tools. 

With the design team at Baucor, you will get your concept turned into a CAD in no time. Baucor provides in-depth analysis for your design needs for blades, cutting tools, wear parts as well as carbide parts.

With its highend technology CNC, Wire EDM and laser cut shops combined with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing all types of custom-made and OEM off-the-shelf industrial blades, medical knives, specialty tools, Baucor has managed to optimize design for its customers that once were looking for a source to make their parts. Our passion for premium quality tools has made us one of the most worldwide reliable suppliers. 

Contact us to get your idea turned into a design from a conception. With its headquarters in California, US and Munich, Germany, Baucor has carved a niche for itself by designing, manufacturing and supplying a wide range of top quality industrial tools for a wide variety of industrial applications.

BAUCOR® has three main offices located in California - USA, London - United Kingdom, and Mannheim - Germany to reach and serve our customers globally. We design, engineer, and produce precision industrial blades, machine knives, custom tools manufactured to exact specifications. 

We also supply thousands of in-stock BAUCOR® industrial blades and machine knives from these locations.

Contact our experienced sales engineers in one of our offices conveniently located in California, UK, and Germany to discuss your needs. 

Please contact us here for a quick quote on design or new tool requirements.

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