Industries: Consumer Product

Through simulation, virtual prototyping, measurement, and design optimisation, the Xi team can help you reduce prototyping costs, minimise the risk of technical failure, ,accelerate development and shorten time to market. Our team of engineers can provide you with support at every stage of the development cycle.

After collaborating with your specialists to fully understand the concept of your design, we divide your project into individually priced stages. Initial stages are kept small and low-cost, allowing you to quickly see how we engage as part of your team and the value we bring to your project. Continuing to keep costs low and phased, we can help to rapidly realise value and optimise the technical capabilities of your product.

We want you to remain ahead of your competition which makes confidentiality paramount. We establish non-disclosure agreements at the beginning of a project, allowing technical data to be shared in open and frank technical discussions to develop the most effective project plan. As soon as you are happy with releasing your data to us, we are ready to start work.

In addition to these services, our team can provide independent verification, where our expert opinion can benefit your due diligence process.

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Consumer Product Specialisms

Xi is able to support clients throughout their design, refine their products or produce prototypes and designs for manufacture from scratch.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) is a cornerstone of Engineering.  Using tools such as Solidworks, Xi is able to support clients throughout their design, refine their products or produce prototypes and designs for manufacture from scratch. Once a clients’ project has been measured, tested, analysed and simulated, Xi’s team of experts can go beyond simply diagnosing a fault by taking the findings and developing CAD models. These can then be used to virtually test solutions and inform the final design for manufacture.

Xi are experienced in the design of a wide range of components from small plastic parts to large structural assemblies.  With the ability to take concepts and produce them as 3D computer models, Xi can then produce prototype parts using additive manufacturing methods, otherwise known as 3D printing. Once clients are happy with their designs and prototypes, Xi can then provide support in scaling the design production for manufacture.

Independent design validation can assist in risk reduction and improved design elements. This, in turn, helps to reduce launch risk and expedite delivery.

Xi has helped many clients solve varied and complex problems relating to their products. From small hand-held electronic devices to large scale structural steel elements, our engineering and design teams have assisted at all stages of the development. From concept design verification to optimisation and problem solving of an already existing product, Xi offers support and assistance backed up with years of experience in the field of product engineering.

Xi’s team has an extensive background in various fields of engineering, meaning they can tackle problems relating to noise and vibration as well as beyond these fields into areas such as electronics, MEMs or fluid dynamics.

Xi can also offer support and design verification through simulation. As one of UK’s COMSOL Multiphysics certified consultants, Xi’s modeling team has years of experience within the field. Design verification and support through simulation can offer a cost-effective and quick method to solve various complex dynamic problems that otherwise will involve a considerable amount of time and resources.

Xi’s team of engineers and scientists have a broad range of experience in designing and developing products at all scales.  From small hand-held electronics to large structural steel elements, Xi’s team have experience in developing designs from one off prototypes to full manufacture at all scales.

To efficiently realise a concept and bring it to the next step Xi can help bring concepts to manufacturable designs.  Xi’s team can assess designs through simulation and analysis as well as produce 3D CAD models and 2D drawings that can be taken for manufacture.  Xi use a combination of Solidworks for 3D CAD and engineering drawings and COMSOL Multiphysics where necessary to model and simulate the performance of parts allowing support to be provided by verifying exiting designs and specifications to confirming a new design’s suitability.

This is particularly useful with Consumer Products where iterative prototyping can be costly and time consuming.  Using a robust and scientific engineering design process, Xi will help make smart design changes as part of the development.  This will lead to improved product lifetimes, easier manufacture and reduce risk of product failures once on the market.  Xi can help to improve efficiencies and function from concept through to production.