Engineering and Design

Engineering & Design Capabilities

By working with the customer design team we are able to identify manufacturing and testability issues before a design is finalized. Our engineering services are tailored to fit your needs.

Product Design

VSE can provide a full service product or subsystem design or assist your team with product development incorporating manufacturability from the start.

Design Team Partner

VSE Engineering will work with the customer design team to identify potential manufacturability and testability issues before the prototype design is finalized.

  • Develop manufacturing process strategy and detail process map
  • Develop manufacturing test strategy and test fixture requirements
  • Perform component availability analysis and offer alternatives to achieve minimum lead time and longest product life.
  • Maintain a product cost model and identify opportunities to reduce product cost.

Product Design Resource

VSE Engineering can be your product design resource. VSE can create a product or subsystem design that satisfies your requirements.

  • Experienced staff to perform electrical and mechanical design.
  • Provide complete manufacturing documentation.
  • Manage NRTL approvals.

PCB Layout and Design

Create PCB design from schematic, BOM/AVL, and mechanical requirements.

Multiple Design Platforms Supported

  • PADS
  • PCAD
  • Allegro
  • Altium

Interactive Design Support

Remote shared workstation for real-time interaction between PCB designer and design engineer.

DFM Incorporated Into Original Design

DFM review in parallel with PCB design.

Manufacturing Documentation Deliverables

  • Assembly Drawing
  • BOM/AVL
  • PCB Fab Drawing
  • RS-274X Gerber Data
  • PCB CAD Data

Harness and Cable Design

Create harness design from wiring list, assembly drawing and parts list.

Create Harness and Cable Drawings and BOM

Create detail harness drawings and BOM during prototype build.

Manufacturing Documentation Deliverables

  • Harness Assembly Drawing
  • Wirelist
  • PCB Fab Drawing
  • RS-274X Gerber Data
  • PCB CAD Data

Component Selection Review

Review parts list and determine component availability and product life cycle status.

  • Availability and Life Cycle Analysis
  • Alternate Source Identification
  • RoHS Compliance

Electronic Packaging Design

Create electronics packaging design from wiring diagram, parts list, and mechanical requirements.

Multiple Design Platforms Supported

  • AutoCAD
  • SolidWorks
  • Pro-E

Interactive Design Support

Remote shared workstation for real-time interaction between designer and project design engineer.

DFM Incorporated Into Original Design

DFM review in parallel with electronics packaging design.

Manufacturing Documentation Deliverables

  • Assembly Drawing
  • BOM/AVL
  • Fabricated Part Drawings
  • Harness Wirelist

Electrical Circuit Design

Create electronics circuit design based on requirements specification.

Preferred Design Platform

  • OrCAD Schematic Capture

Interactive Design Support

Remote shared workstation for real-time interaction between design engineer and project systems engineer.

DFT incorporated Into Original Design

DFT review in parallel with electronics circuit design.

Manufacturing Documentation Deliverables

  • Schematic Drawing
  • BOM/AVL
  • Schematic Database
  • Schematic Netlist

DFM – Design for Manufacturability

Design for Manufacturability Services.

Analyze Design and Provide Report

Provide DFM analysis and recommendations for improved manufacturability

Modify PCB Design

Incorporate DFM recommendations into PCB design.

Modify E/M Design

Incorporate DFM recommendations into Electro-mechanical design for improved manufacturability.

DFT – Design for Test

Design for test services.

Define Test Strategy

Test Development

Functional Test Development

Develop functional test to verify product functional performance.

Cablescan Test Development

Develop automated continuity test to verify product interconnections.

Test Fixture Design

Develop a deliverable test fixture with documentation for duplication and support.

ICT Development

Develop a deliverable ICT fixture and test plan program to verify the product is free of manufacturing defects.

LabView Automated Test

Develop a deliverable LabView automated test fixture and test program to verify product performance.