Single part number control of the bill of materials for the kit.
Tool kits leverage several of our core competencies:
2. Project Management
4. Asset Management
Our turn-key Kitting process provides an interactive design and project management phase, and on-site manufacturing of the foam and assembly of the kit. We also offer asset management services for all the items on the Bill of Material (BOM), giving customers the option to manage the entire kit as one part number. We manage the inventory for all the items in the kit, do the final assembly, and ship worldwide.
Step 1: Selecting Items for your kit
If you have already identified the items for your kit, simply send us the list, and we can start working on your project. You can also work with our team to help you identify what you need. We partner with many companies to provide a full solution for the tools you need.
Step 2: Designing your kit
We have databases with many standard tools and items from past projects that can be leveraged to start your design. We can also import your CAD files of parts, work with Tracings, and we offer both 2D and 3D scanning.
Step 3: Blue Shadow
Once the models for all your parts have been created, we design each layer of the foam to hold your parts in our proprietary CAD Software, “Blue Shadow”. Blue Shadow is a FREE download available to our customers at no charge. It is a simple CAD software designed specifically for laying out parts in foam and can be used with minimal training.
If you have the kit already designed, we will import your design into Blue Shadow, so that the project can follow our standard workflow.
Step 4: Project Management
We have found that project management is central to our success in managing low volume or high mix projects. As a result, our R&D budget has been focused heavily on our project database called “Blue Manager”.
Blue Manager has an internal-facing and customer-facing interface. All the work done on your project is transparent on the customer portal.
Features and Functionality:
1. If you upload your own design, you can track the progress of your project through approval and manufacturing.
2. If you upload CAD data, tracings, or images, your project starts the free design loop immediately.