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CONCEPT- AND SERIES-DEVELOPMENT
Whether module, components or part development, we take responsibility up to serial production.

The concept and series-development is divided into product and process development. The product development mainly deals with the detailing of the concept and the 3-D design. Here, the functional requirements are transferred into a component geometry. The specific characteristics of the product are determined. Process development is the phase between product design and production. This is about the definition of the manufacturing process in which procedures and work steps for the production engineering implementation of the product are presented. Different manufacturing processes are taken into consideration, evaluated and brought to a decision.

To shorten the product development time, Simultaneous Engineering (SE teamwork) is introduced which means that project phases are managed simultaneously and therefore costs reduced. Due to the tight project matrix structure and the SE team a permanent coordination of different teams take place. Precision, timely performance and quality are our success factors in the implementation of our customer´s products.

We accompany you through the entire product development process...

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...and work in your specific process and approval systems.  

RANGE OF SERVICES
  • definition of technical requirements
  • creation of component specifications and ensuring compliance
  • feasibility studies
  • production of 3D models (design with current, high-performance 3D CAD systems such as Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, Catia V5, Solid Works, Siemens NX)
  • data management / BOMs (bill of materials)
  • installation studies and protection of installation (packaging)
  • release management
  • drafts
  • manufacturing drawings
  • preparation of documentation / operating instructions
  • assembly instructions
  • production of prototypes at module and component level
  • DVP (Design and Verification Plan) and their tracking
  • tool tracking and agreement with suppliers
  • benchmark analyzes at the module level
  • Lessons Learned
  • process consulting or optimizations
  • operating concepts, HMI (human interface)
  • FMEA
  • Continuous optimization of components and assemblies
  • risk analysis / declarations of conformity
and more topics in engineering context on request.


PROJECT MANAGEMENT
We master the challenges - from definition to completion. Project management ensures the coordination and integration of processes and structures across the entire value chain. We efficiently ensure a project execution to achieve the project objective in the required quality, planned time, with optimal use of human and capital resources. In particular, interface control and synchronization plays an important role in ensuring coordination between all parties involved. Along with globalization, we also take over the management of all outsourcing or off-, near-by-shorings and face the new challenges of managing projects in an international and intercultural context. For a long-term partnership, a culture of trust must be created that addresses issues openly and prioritizes and adheres to each other's commitment to the agreed goals.
  SE-Teamprojectmanagement (costs, time, personel, quality, functionality, ... )

Our main topics:
  • project management including ensuring coordination with other modules
  • management of deadlines, costs and ressources requirements
  • technical maturity tracking
  • project review and committee work
  • LOP system (list of open points)
  • time-scheduling in MS Project
  • change and release management
  • supplier tracking
  • requirements management
  • problem solving process with appropriate tools

We understand your specific requirements for the product and the manufacturing process.


TOLERANCE MANAGEMENT

Tolerance management is a preventative method for ensuring the functional and visual requirements and the production capability of the design at an early stage. It enables engineers to fulfill required quality characteristics (joint scheme) and safeguard points of constriction and critical functions.

We collect the required information for the tolerance calculation, to implement it and to return that to the interfaces. As a result, development, production and rework times and their costs can be significantly reduced. 

Interfaces of tolerance management: 

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  • by derivation of quality characteristics the special product characteristics are defined
  • Definition and design of the functional area
  • Definition and derivation of the reception concepts
  • Complete and clear component tolerance
  • Confirmation of the feasibility
  • Protection of the functional specifications by tolerance chain calculation
  • Optimization of manufacturing
  • Visualization of boundary layers
  • squeek & rattle (noise)
  • Consideration of component stiffnesses and loads

RESIDENT ENGINEERING

Resident Engineering stands for flexibility and structured working by Fectum engineers´.

Our Resident Engineers ensure the communication and regular processes between two locally separated, cooperating organizational units.

Typical areas of application are production facilities of a supplier or a production facilitiy of the OEM.


Typical tasks are:

  • direct contact person on site (first point of contact)
  • ensure communication between the partners
  • Coordination of technical processes
  • Introduction of expertise
  • Recognize requirements and transmit them properly to the customer
  • Target tracking of the defined tasks
  • Mediation work between the different cultures and processes of the partners
  • work out problem solutions
  • Initiate analyzes
  • Defining and implementing measures – long-term and short term actions (for example sorting of components, blocking components, ...)


TROUBLE SHOOTING

Our experts bring your components into the required dimensions, analyze your processes or improve your injection molding tools and thermoforming tools, molds or gauges. We are also happy to assist you with questions on material know-how and coordinate material changes and first-sampling with your suppliers. Assembly or dismantling goals not achieved? - we make constructive suggestions for tool changes.


TROUBLE SHOOTING


Trouble shooting at Fectum Engineering means:
  • solve problems systematically
  • eliminate causes of problems pragmatically
  • prevent failures

Fectum Engineering GmbH
Ampfererweg 1, 8041 Graz / Austria
Tel.+43 316 40 94 34-0