New product launch – Time To Market Checklist
CIREX is a full-service investment casting company that can complete parts in a fraction of the time it takes traditional investment casters. Our first-to-market approach starts with you, the customer. Starting a new project? These tips will help you get your new project up and running:
1. EARLY SUPPLIER INVOLVEMENT
Involve the CIREX team in your design phase so that we can maximise your design for manufacturability and you can fully benefit from all the opportunities and flexibilities that investment casting offers.
2. 2D PRINT AND 3D MODEL
Help us to issue you a quote quickly. Send your print and CAD files, including the components adjacent to the casting that need to be designed. Important information, such as part size, tolerance, and gating should all be included. The more our engineers have to work with, the faster we can return your completed quote.
CIREX has a very precise process in place that allows you to track the status of your tool being built. We make this process visible to our customers to ensure there are no surprise delays. With our innovations, in-house tool room and engineering expertise, it takes us ten days to make an investment cast tool, whereas the industry standard is typically 4-8 weeks.
3. Part samples & test procedures
After your purchase order has been issued, CIREX makes your project a priority. While other investment casting companies create your tool and then let it sit until they can work your project into the schedule, at CIREX, we prioritise that no matter what. When a tool hits the wax cell, it is running immediately. Our continuous flow manufacturing process ensures your parts go from one cell to another without slow batch times.
If something goes wrong with the tool during production, we can fix it on-site. We might lose an hour in the production process, but most facilities would lose days. Our manufacturing process is fully automated so that we can deliver an efficient, unbroken flow of product all the time.
Need to get to market quickly? Make sure you have an approval process planned and ready to go so that you can realise a fast and successful program launch. The quicker your samples are approved, the sooner your product will hit the shelf. Each of our customers has a different approval process. A clear plan ensures there are no hold-ups.
At CIREX, we work with a first-to-market mentality. Our state-of-the-art automation removes the old limitations of traditional investment casting. We can rapidly prototype new products, consolidate multiple parts into higher performing units, and deliver new products with true just-in-time capability. And all in a fraction of the time it takes other manufacturers.
Contact our team today to experience the CIREX difference.