Below is one example of a typical research and development process for built-to-order products. See more details by clicking on each step.
・Specifications Meeting, Confirm Details.
・Design Proposal to meet Client Needs bearing in mind benefits to the user.
During this phase and throughout every step of the R&D process, we strive to design a high value-added product that satisfies specifications while keeping costs to a minimum, offers improved usablity, and takes into account potential future needs.
・Collaborate to Construct a Development Structure.
・Review Variety of Contract Design Results.
Our team of mechanical design engineers, electrical design engineers, and software design engineers work together to develop a suitable product design taking into account factors for the total cost, quality, machining, assembly, and maintenance. Development Process: Design->General Layout->Design Specifics->Design Analysis->Prototype Construction->Testing->Mechanical Drawing Drafting
・Product Supply Quality Assurance.
・Large Product Assembly Results.
Manufacturing begins using parts machined by trusted local subcontractors adhering to strict quality standards. Final assembly and fine-tuning take place in-house. Of highest priority is product quality, and maintaining a safe and accident-free factory working environment for our employees.
・Prepare and Manufacture Test Equipment.
The production process undergoes several checks for quality assurance purposes. Products which have cleared these checkpoints are then tested prior to shipment using coordinate-measuring machines (CMM) to confirm each product meets the high-quality standards required of our clients. (ISO 9001 Certified)
・System Configuration (On-site Installation, Adjustment, Final Check)
After clearing the in-house testing process and full inspection by the client, the final product is delivered. At Shotoku, we define delivery as extending to installation and careful on-site fine-tuning until the client is completely satisfied and understand that every product delivered is the beginning of a valued long-term client service relationship.