Our design engineers use a proven system of collaboration that incorporates our expertise in various elements of design. The customer’s requirements are at the forefront of this entire process and the goal throughout is to evaluate design approaches that meet all of their program requirements. The principal responsibility of TAG design engineers is prototyping which covers multiple engineering disciplines including, but not limited to, electrical and mechanical. Prototypes are usually functional and non-functional. Functional prototypes are used for testing and the non-functional ones are used for form and fit checking. These testing stages are when design flaws are found and corrected.
In addition, finite component analysis techniques are applied in a Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (MDO) capacity leveraging electrical, mechanical, thermal, and systems engineering. This technique allows TAG to provide design verification prior to prototype assembly followed by physical tests to identify potential problems early in the development cycle which minimizes costs associated with implementing corrective actions. Once the prototype is finalized, after much iteration, the next step is preproduction. The engineering staff reviews an initial run of components and assemblies for design compliance. This is often determined through statistical process control. TAG utilizes statistical process control to successfully improve quality in the manufacturing of products where variations in the product are correlated to aspects of the process and eliminated. TAG’s design engineering staff follows the "cradle to grave" engineering principal which allows them to track products, make requested customer changes, and make corrections throughout that product’s lifecycle. By utilizing our robust engineering support, TAG has the ability to supply customers’ needs for a wide variety of projects.