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Transitioning from Design to Production Using Leading-Edge Technology

 

Transition Capabilities

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  image of a SwRI machine shop, equipped to perform complex machining operations in the fabrication phase of production
 

The SwRI machine shop is equipped to perform complex machining operations in the fabrication phase of production.

 
image of electronic systems that are subjected to a random vibration for workmanship screening as part of the production process. Thermal shock is another workmanship screening process used on electronic systems
 

As part of the production process, electronic systems are subjected to a random vibration for workmanship screening. Thermal shock is another workmanship screening process used on electronic systems.

To help you transition from research and development (R&D) and design to production, the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) Production and Operations Department's production team is available to provide the following services:

  • Design-to-Production Transition

    • Manufacturability

    • Material and supplier selections

    • Test methods

  • Build-to-Print

    • Complex electronic assemblies

    • Printed circuit board assemblies

    • Radiofrequency (RF) cables, wire harnesses and discrete wiring

    • Painting and coating

  • Evaluation Capabilities

    • Thermal, electromagnetic interference (EMI), radiofrequency interference (RFI), vibration, and shock

  • Management Resources

    • State-of-the-art CAD modeling and drawing system

    • Production control and planning

    • Logistics and life cycle management

  • Field Services

    • Installation

    • On-site repairs

    • Upgrades

For more information about how we can help you convert your system from R&D and design to production, or how you can contract with SwRI, please contact Robert C. Torres, PMP, at rtorres@swri.org or (210) 522-2766.

 

engineeringsolutions.swri.org

 

Contact Information

Robert C. Torres, PMP

Transitioning from Design to Production

(210) 522-2766

rtorres@swri.org

engineeringsolutions.swri.org

Related Terminology

transitioning complete systems

design to production

low-rate initial production

full-rate production

LRIP

FRP

prototypes

engineering development models

sustainment technology

 

 

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.

August 07, 2014