Product Introduction

New Product Introduction Process, New Product IntroductionRiverSide Electronics realizes that building a quality, well-designed product is essential, and having it ready for market at the right time is the key factor in our Customers’ success. To ensure that product build is not delayed by materials issues or initial production inefficiencies, the RiverSide Customer Team follows a New Product Introduction (NPI) process. Our comprehensive NPI process gathers the necessary Customer documentation and then uses that documentation to procure materials, design test strategy, develop production documentation, and build efficient and effective manufacturing processes. Proper planning, as a result of the NPI process, means initial product builds produce high quality product as quickly as possible.

One of the ways that RiverSide is able to help Customers test the product design during the new product introduction cycle is by building quick-turn prototype assemblies. Prototype builds test materials, design, and process aspects of board manufacture.

Whether RiverSide is preparing to build an assembly that is being built for the first time, an assembly that has undergone a surface mount conversion, or an assembly that is being transitioned from another manufacturing facility, RiverSide has the tools, the processes, and the experience to make the startup phase as smooth as possible!

Quick-Turn Prototypes

The RiverSide Electronics Prototype Lab offers quick-turn assembly whether circuit boards use surface mount (SMT) and/or through-hole technology. Our skilled Prototype Lab staff assembles prototype boards carefully while communicating thoroughly with the Customer. This communication ensures that boards are built to fully meet Customer specifications. Our extensive experience enables us to provide comprehensive design for manufacturing (DFM) recommendations that help to eliminate problems during subsequent production builds. And because our Prototype Lab uses production wave solder equipment and convection ovens for solder reflow, we are able to simulate an actual production build to the greatest extent possible during the prototype stage. This means that RiverSide and the Customer are able to better manage initial circuit board builds.

  • Quick-turn Option
  • Hand Component Placement
  • Machine Component Placement
  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM) Feedback
  • Flexible Material Approach ~ Consigned, Turnkey, or Hybrid

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