Steinbeis Consulting Center Engineering design and product development


  • Consulting on topics related to design engineering and systematic product development
  • Development and optimization of products, redesigning of products
  • Product design (together with a renowned product designer)
  • Dimensioning of components and machines
  • Continuing professional development in design engineering or business-related topics for technical employees
  • Hosting/presentation of training courses for systematic product development
    Risk analysis
  • Expert reports in the field of design engineering; consulting on the use of intellectual property rights

Key Areas

  • The process of product development: systematic processes for developing innovative products
  • Methodical product development: e.g., requirements analysis, FMEA, QFD, brainstorming, selection and assessment of innovation concepts
  • Product optimization: e.g., value analysis, risk analysis, production series, assembly kits
  • Development of environmentally friendly products
  • Product design: ergonomics, functionality, innovation, aesthetics for different target groups, design of production series (together with a renowned product designer)

Project Examples

  • FMEA to optimize glass for window blinds
  • Study on the handling of pellets for manufacturing concrete roofing tiles
  • Development of an assembly kit for commercial use
  • In-house training course on geometric tolerances
  • Development of a QS system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9000 for the development sector
  • Systematic optimization of a wood splitter (design and function)
  • Development of an innovative transportation system for baked goods (design and function)
  • Weight optimization for a designer lounger
  • Design of a lifting device for warning light bars
  • Expert technology report on the market readiness of an “energy conveyor”
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Prittwitzstr. 10, D-89075 Ulm
Phone: +49 176 24436231
Management: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Watty
(Stand: 11/27/2020)

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