Collaboration

 

 
Tattoo Audio® engages EMS and SMT providers - under a full spectrum of new product design, prototype, test, and related engineering services that shorten product development cycles, resulting in faster time to market and reduced costs.
 
We work with multi-disciplined EMS and SMT engineering teams for providing expertise in a number of core competencies critical in achieving our planned brand architecture and go-to-market initiatives for U.S. and global markets, including; industrial design, mechanical, electrical and software engineering services.
 
We work jointly with these EMS and SMT providers to refine specifications, design, and prototype, validate and ramp our products into high volume manufacturing.
 
We leverage our relationships with these EMS and SMT providers' personnel in the areas of technical expertise for electronic circuit design as it relates to analog, digital, radio frequency and microwave printed circuit boards and application specific integrated circuits.
 
General Product Development Areas
 
- Product life-cycle management functions from: (product concept, definition, specification, implementation, qualification, production, and end-of-life);
- Ergonomic (CAD/CAM) industrial designs;
- Rapid prototyping and 3D printing for functional testing and validation;
- Mechanical and electromechanical engineering;
- Complete Bill of Materials (BOM) Development and Costing;
- Software and firmware development;
- Selection of authorized vendors and preferred suppliers such as primary EMS and SMT manufacturer's for components, assemblies, sub-assemblies and final assembly processes;
- Licenses, testing and Certifications: UL, CE, FCC, Bluetooth, RoHS, J-Moss, etc…;
- Design of assembly, test equipment build and automation for mass-production;
- Customized final system assembly and fulfillment services;
- Facilitation of tooling for production molds (rubber and ABS steel);
- Commencement of initial production runs; and
- Supply chain management systems and logistics.
 
Specific Product Development Categories
 
Industrial Design : We take our intellectual property (IP) and innovative concept illustrations then convert these basic concepts into manufacturable designs that offer a meaningful experience to the end-Consumer.
 
Design for Manufacture – we adhere to the guidelines of no disparity between design and engineering. Our industrial designers work in parallel with overseas engineers to ensure that every deliverable is realistic, cost-effective and ready for manufacture, including;
 
- Tool-Ready 3D CAD Files
- Fully Engineered Solutions
- Integrated Design and Engineering
 
Mechanical Engineering : Consultants take CAD files and provide engineering expertise, such as;
 
- Assembly Architecture Development
- Complete Bill of Materials (BOM) Development and Costing
- Design for Low and High-Volume Production
- Design for Manufacturing
- Mechanism Design
- RFI and EMI Shielding Techniques
- Water-resistance and ruggedized product design- Assembly Architecture Development
- Complete Bill of Materials (BOM) Development and Costing
- Design for Low and High-Volume Production
- Design for Manufacturing
- Mechanism Design
- RFI and EMI Shielding Techniques
- Water-resistance and ruggedized product design
 
Electrical Engineering : Mechanical and electrical engineers will work in tandem, allowing them to anticipate the needs of both. Electrical engineering capabilities may provide one or more of the following elements;
 
- Assemblies and Sub-Assemblies Determinations
- ASIC definition and development
- Component Analysis, Selection and Optimization
- Digital Circuit Design
- Mixed-mode Circuit Simulation
- PCB Prototyping
- Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design and Layout
- Root Case Failure Analysis
- RF (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc…) Development
- Surface-mount Technology and Through-hole Design
 
Software Development : Software engineers collaborate closely with other parties to ensure meeting project requirements and expectations. These software design capabilities may utilize one or more of the following elements;
 
- Android, iOS, Windows App or Drivers Development
- Content Architecture and Navigation
- Communications / Control Protocols
- Data Acquisition and Visualization
- Embedded Firmware
- GUI – Graphic User Interface
- Software / Firmware, Middleware Integrations