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Now Available: Free Trial of Design Profit® Software

The holidays are coming early! You can now gain access to a free trial of the world-leading Design Profit® software. Test-drive the software that can take your product design, manufacturing and compliance process to new levels.

Wondering how Design Profit can help you?

The software gives your team the ability to peel away the onion of manufacturing and design complexity, so that issues of several types are identified before the design moves from engineering to the more expensive stages of prototype and finally manufacturing. Design Profit enables your team to creatively, analytically and visually map your prospective design so that it incorporates all aspects of variables and metrics sought by the combined team into one, easy to understand environment.

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Announcing the Design Profit Newsletter

Design Profit is the world leading software company for innovating your product design, manufacturing and compliance process. Design Profit can take your product to new heights of creativity.

At Design Profit, we strive to create solutions to your manufacturing and design issues. As many companies have similar issues, we like to enhance your learning experience on this site by addressing some of the most common user questions.

Offering tips and tutorials, the Design Profit newsletter has six current issues:

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What Can Design Profit Do for Your Company?

Design Profit has been responsible for saving companies billions of dollars over the past several decades.

Curious how the software can enhance your design?

A business case builder from Munro & Associates, Inc., Design Profit is the leading software in mapping, calculating and understanding your design goals from both a visual and metric based perspective. Design Profit collects data from the design, costing and manufacturing teams to create a comprehensive and predictive model that can easily be viewed and analyzed by engineering, manufacturing and executives alike in a visual product and process tool.

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Munro & Associates Partners with Centrepolis Accelerator for Manufacturing; Celebrates Grand Opening at Lawrence Technological University

On October 4, Munro & Associates will join the Centrepolis Accelerator in celebrating the grand opening of its new manufacturing business accelerator space at Lawrence Technological University. The new Centrepolis Accelerator facility is a 6,300 square-foot, state-of-the-art business assistance center for physical product developers and manufacturing companies.

Centrepolis Accelerator clients will include manufacturing startups and existing companies looking to move up to the next level in product innovation. Services will include access to office space, co-working space, workshops, mentors, business planning services, and laboratories and equipment for digital product design and prototyping, as well as virtual reality and mixed reality labs.

Munro is offering Centrepolis Accelerator clients its Design Profit software to support product design and cost planning. Munro has previously provided formal Lean Product Design Assessments to Centrepolis Accelerator clients, which has reduced the complexity of products, reduced part count, and improved design for manufacturability and total product cost before going to market.

The Centrepolis Accelerator and Munro have also previously partnered on a series of events at Munro’s facility called “Leaning Your Product Design,” which has attracted many physical product developers and improved their product designs as a result.

For more information on the Centrepolis Accelerator, visit: http://www.centrepolisaccelerator.com/.

Munro & Associates Forms Strategic Alliance With Hinduja Tech

Munro & Associates and Hinduja Tech have announced a strategic alliance which will bring the powerhouse of Hinduja Tech’s CAD design expertise together with Munro’s unique approach to product design through their proprietary Lean Design® Methodology, technology cross-pollination, and teardown benchmarking to create a formidable and complimentary symbiosis.

Hinduja Tech, based in Chennai, India is part of the multi-billion dollar Hinduja Group headquartered in the UK, which boasts a heritage of over 100 years in many key industry sectors. Hinduja Tech’s specific experience in Automotive design spanning across the US, Europe and Asia, brings both capability and understanding of the latest design tools in the market and proves a past healthy pedigree in that sector. Hinduja Tech is known for its “frugal engineering” approach to delivering award winning vehicle programs in emerging markets by compressing the barriers of cost, quality and time.

“We are excited to be partnering with Munro & Associates, as both companies share a passion for delivering award winning engineering services and solutions and will now offer flexibility, disrupting the automotive industry via onshore, nearshore and offshore delivery models,” said Kumar Prabhas, CEO, Hinduja Tech.

Together with Munro’s experience which spans the gamut of manufacturing sectors including Automotive, Heavy Industries, Aerospace, Medical, Consumer Electronics, and Marine to name a few, this alliance will combine both Hinduja Tech’s frugal engineering approach with the inherent cost and weight reduction techniques born from within Munro’s methodologies to provide for their mutual customers a full array of engineering services.

Founded in 1988, the Auburn Hills Michigan based Munro & Associates team has brought billions of dollars in savings to companies across the globe using it’s many services including costing, program management, sustainability, benchmarking and reverse engineering as well as the Lean Design® methodology and other Lean techniques. CEO, Sandy Munro, is excited to be working with Hinduja Tech and sees, “unlimited potential” for both companies to grow in their future endeavors.

Design Profit WeRMS App Gets Featured In Design News

Today’s design engineers have the added challenge of looking for innovative ways to save weight while enhancing safety and functionality as fuel prices and emissions standards are constricting and augmenting the market place.  They are also constantly looking for new ways to speed up and refine the design process to cope with the added pressures of quick turn-around.  The Design Profit Weight Reduction Material Selector (WeRMS) app may just be the thing the savvy engineer is looking for.

“Energy efficiency is critical and most industries, from automotive, with its need to prepare for increasingly stringent gas mileage standards, to aerospace, with its continual need for improved fuel efficiency. A big part of the drive for efficiency comes down to finding lighter materials that match the strength of steel.”, says Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor of Automation & Motion Control for Design News.

The WeRMS app gives the product design engineer just the edge they are looking for in regards to weight reduction comparisons, especially on the fly.  It’s easy to use interface makes short shrift of comparing materials – a job that is much more tedious and arduous by traditional means.

“We try to make tools by humans for humans – not Vulcans”, is how Andrew Cordoni (a programmer at Design Profit) puts it.  By making the app simple to use and fast, it frees up the engineer time – a commodity in short supply.

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