New ideas, concepts, applications and solutions are much easier to grasp through a physical experience.
An Evolved Approach
As an organization, Picocyl is singularly focused to envision and bring to market new products and solutions which solve today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. We have spent years honing our engineering chops across a variety of industries including medical and pharmaceutical, and practicing the art of designing elegant, yet practical solutions. Ultimately, each one of our relationships begins with an interactive discovery process and understanding the answer to the question, “What would you like to do?”
Rapid development starts with understanding your challenges, and distilling needs into clear, actionable objectives. With an engaged discovery process, we ensure that the focus is on solving the right problem, which isn’t always the problem we set out to solve. By engaging in this way, we enable our team to accelerate development to laser focus on the optimum solution for your application.
After we have a clear picture, our true strength lies in innovative, outside-the-box thinking, which allows us to approach problems differently. By utilizing state-of-the-art simulation and modeling tools, coupled with our decades of engineering experience, we rapidly converge on designs derived from our known “building blocks,” or innovate new designs to meet the objectives.
Engineering & Design
Usually, designing the first working models acts as a spring board from which we can demonstrate functionality, and illustrate pain points. From there we put each design through short build, test and iterate loops to eliminate expensive redesigns, and provide the shortest, most-direct product development cycle. This process consistently yields truly refined, elegant and robust products.
Manufacturing & Quality
Our extensive product development history ensures that manufacturability and quality is designed in from the onset. By combining risk management, Design for Manufacturability and Design for Assembly tools and techniques, each one of our designs are scalable from manual to automated assembly. And we can provide quantities from a few to a few million in a straight-line path from inception to completion.
5-Steps to an Experiential Design
Clear, open, honest and direct communication translates your ideas, concepts and needs into actionable, measurable specifications and requirements from the concept inception to production.
We bring designs to life in weeks rather than months, in order for you to not only visualize but use and test your device quickly. Typically, we find out more from just one hour worth of testing prototypes, than in 2 whole months of theoretical development. And, with a large array of internal and external tools, processes and partners, combined with our vast experience, we can iterate faster and smarter for a more developed final product.
Experimentation is the engine of innovation. We incorporate technologies and experience to economically answer “what-if” questions to amplify the impact of learning. We understand the power of experimentation and implement front-loaded innovation processes that identify potential problems, build and test iterations solve them. By asking the tough questions in the beginning of the development process, we can avoid wasteful “mistakes” and redesigns before resources are committed and design decisions locked in.
Design For Manufacturing (DFM)
We could design the most ground-breaking, advanced application, but if it isn’t able to be reproduced or manufactured consistently, then the project is fundamentally flawed. From the ideation phase of each one of our projects, we think through and design for each one of your manufacturing requirements.
Our wealth of experience with high volume manufacturing processes provides the design intuition and knowledge to go straight to high volume production designs. Through collaboration with the client and our strong manufacturer relationships, we can refine part designs that utilize a wide variety of materials, technologies, and processes that include: plastic injection molding, deep drawing, and die stamping. These manufacturing technologies produce consistent parts at high volumes.
Design For Assembly (DFA)
We design products that can be scaled from low-volume, manual assembly to high-volume, lights-out automated assembly. Our extensive product development experience helps us to “right size” the assembly method for the product and project timelines while ensuring a clear path for high-volume manufacturing scale up.