DESIGN EVALUATION

Designing a new component or product, modifying an existing one, and/or evaluating the field performance of a product already in the marketplace involves a thoughtful analysis of the intended use, the operator and operating environments, and the applicable performance standards or requirements.

DRE’s experienced engineers assist clients by assessing the effects of proposed design modifications, taking into consideration issues such as product safety, strength and durability, acceptance and usefulness. While a design change may appear to be an improvement under certain circumstances, it could lead to detrimental effects in others. Product design evaluation helps identify unforeseen and unintended consequences.

DRE staff conduct design evaluations of new designs, existing designs, and proposed modifications to existing designs.

Testing of ring-type guard design showed significant entrapment issues.

Testing of ring-type guard design showed significant entrapment issues.