At TeligentEMS, we see New Product Introduction (NPI) as the most critical step in a high quality, cost competitive production process. We utilize a formal process overseen by a dedicated program manager to ensure that the transition from release of product design to volume production meets your goals for quality, speed and competitive cost. Our focus is on eliminating defect opportunities and production inefficiencies by working smarter from day one.

Key Elements

  • DFX including design for manufacturability, assembly and testability (DFM/DFA/DFT) as early in the product development process as possible
  • All parts validated against the approved vendor list (AVL) and RoHS status, ensuring material conformance to your specifications
  • Written feedback on lessons learned in prototyping and pre-production
  • Use of same production equipment and processes for prototypes and volume production ensuring repeatability
  • Internal tape-and-reel capabilities supporting automated component placement during prototyping, even when bulk parts are provided
  • Automated checklists ensuring a robust off-line setup and validation of all SMD feeders
  • Off-line computer simulation of component placement validating alignment, orientation, polarity and component footprint
  • Comprehensive off-line setup and validation of all SMD feeders
  • Close coordination among TeligentEMS’ procurement and engineering personnel and your team members
  • A robust documentation control and engineering change order (ECO) implementation process ensuring the latest released documentation revision is used by the production team
  • A willingness to structure a materials strategy that supports your needs including turnkey, consignment or a blend of the two until existing inventory is consumed
  • Real-time systems that provide visibility into materials pipeline status, production status and quality data
  • Fixtureless inspection and test options including automated optical inspection (AOI), x-ray and flying probe test providing lower non-recurring engineering (NRE) costs on prototypes or low volume products
  • ICT and fixtured functional testing available for products with higher volumes

Our focus on DFM/DFA helps ensure your product will:
  • Meet target cost goals
  • Provide a more robust design by eliminating defect opportunities
  • Support process repeatability
  • Ensure efficient manufacturing of a superior quality product

In developing DFM/DFA recommendations our manufacturing engineering team focuses on:
  • Ensuring the assembly process is not ambiguous
  • Optimizing parts orientation and handling to minimize labor requirements
  • Enhancing mechanical layout to increase manufacturing efficiencies
  • Assuring the product is easily serviceable and repairable
  • Optimizing test coverage while minimizing test time.
TeligentEMS offers several services to assist customers in every aspect of testing from developing a test strategy to implementation of in-circuit test (ICT) and functional test. Our goal in test strategy development is to provide defect-free products and achieve your team’s cost targets. We maintain a broad range of in-house test equipment, ensuring that test strategy can be based on the best mix of inspection and test steps for your product’s requirements.

On new products, our Design for Testability (DFT) support typically includes providing assistance in the PCB layout stage to ensure the design is optimized to provide the maximum coverage possible for the printed circuit board assembly. Our team typically develops both test programming and fixtures for ICT and can work with you team to develop functional or stress screen tests, if required.