After we gather our crew in one room, we intentionally move through several steps, including defining the customer’s original problem, recreating the surrounding environment, describing the intended function of the part, brainstorming and developing sketches. Before we return to the client, we review our process, and, if at all possible, refine the design even further.
Our customer was elated with what we produced. They’d struggled to find a solution for years, encountering issues with their end client, an automotive manufacturer. Further, this OE had strongly urged our customer to do whatever they needed to do to solve the problem. Thus when we presented the refined part, solving the design issue while also offering a 75% cost reduction, they were both pleased and surprised.
This was the beginning of what has already proven to be a growing, potentially long-term collaboration. After experiencing first-hand the advanced manufacturing and creative engineering capabilities GS3 offers, the customer has already asked for prototypes for additional parts. When you are nimble and accurate, focus on relevance and responsiveness, and offer diverse experience, as GS3 does, these partnerships are possible.