Product and Systems

Below is a list of our key product and system services, do please contact us if you have a particular requirement that isn't covered.

3D CAD Design

3D CAD Design

We provide 3D CAD design services using a range of CAD systems.

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Automation

Automation

The products that we work on typically have some electronic or software components. Sometimes the electronics or software might be quite simple, turning on LEDs or reading switches. Often we are designing more complex systems that automate a process in response to a measured stimuli such as a heating system responding to a thermostat.

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Concept Generation

Concept Generation

In the early stages of the product design process we can collaborate with you to help develop concepts and technical approaches to meet the requirements

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Cost Reduction

Cost Reduction

Cost reduction begins with cost estimation.

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Design for Manufacture

Design for Manufacture

We understand that a low-cost well-designed product can be let down if it cannot be manufactured and reliably and affordably tested for its intended lifetime.

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Feasibility Studies

Feasibility Studies

Feasibility studies and proof of concept stages are used to assess ideas or concepts in more detail. The main drive behind feasibility studies is to assess risk and identify mitigations.

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Human-Centred Design

Human-Centred Design

Human-centred design (HCD) is an approach to designing products, systems or services that focuses on the user’s needs and requirements, the aim is to solve a human problem in the most efficient and effective way for the end-user. How useable is your product?

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Patents & Intellectual Property

Patents & Intellectual Property

We assist clients and their patent agents in several ways.

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Product Design

Product Design

In over 20 years we have developed a team of specialist creative product designers and subcontractors.

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Project Management

Project Management

Project management begins with project planning. We will keep you updated with regular reviews, budgets, and risk assessments so that you know how your project is progressing in time, in budget and so that there are no surprises. We accommodate the project management preferences of our clients and we are comfortable working with both Waterfall and Agile Methodologies.

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Proof of Concept

Proof of Concept

Proof of concept and feasibility studies allow us to assess ideas or concepts in more detail. When we are satisfied that we have an idea or concept that might make a successful product, system, or service then we may suggest developing a proof of concept. This provides us with something that we can use to measure and test with.

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Regulatory Support

Regulatory Support

Westwood Rock’s main regulatory expertise covers regulatory approvals for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Radio (RED and FCC) and Medical Devices (MDR, FDA). However, our design, verification and validation experience allow us to help you in other areas where fault tolerant design is important.

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Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design

When considering sustainable design, a holistic approach is often preferable. In addition to considering the overall product and system design we should consider how the product or system will be used, how it will be powered and its expected life.

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System Design

System Design

Developing a good system design is central to building safe, reliable, extensible, and cost-effective products and services, but what is the system design? It is probably best to think of how we get to a system design and that will explain what it is.

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Technical Due Diligence

Technical Due Diligence

Technology moves rapidly and staying abreast of advances can be challenging for businesses and individuals.

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