The Industrial Design Process Part 5: The Factory and Production
The hands-on role of the designer in the Industrial Design Process is nearly coming to its end for the current year’s production cycle. However, there's still a lot of work to do to maintain the design integrity through production. What is the role of the factory and how does the 3D CAD file get turned into a physical product on the shelf? The following article discusses the role of the factory, designer, CAD modeler and PM as they follow their product design through the remaining processes at the factory and into retail.