Benchmarking and Competitive Analysis are fundamental ingredients in successful product development.
Optimal provides methodologies for measuring and monitoring key performance characteristics of our customers and relevant competitors’ products and product components.
Our system includes a comprehensive review of design constraints to get optimal results from our measurement and scanning processes. We offer a unique blend of advanced technologies and measurement expertise that provide you with cost effective, rapid solutions.
We can even provide you complete product teardown to a final build book referenced to cataloged parts and more.
Optimal’s comprehensive competitive benchmarking services allow you to answer these critical questions about a product:
- What does it look like?
- What’s in it?
Bill of Materials
- How was it made?
Bill of Process
- What did it cost
- Why was it designed the way it was?
Optimal’s Benchmarking, Reverse Engineering, and Metrology Services offer a complete and comprehensive line of dimensional measurement services for 3D scanning, reverse engineering, 3D digitizing, and non-contact inspection. Our 3D Scanners are suitable for almost any dimensional measurement task.
Optimal has developed a unique methodology for converting a physical product into a virtual computer model. It involves a high-quality engineering approach where attention to detail is required in all aspects of the process from tear down, scanning, material testing, FE model development.
There is no other company that can ensure their virtual model of the vehicle matches the real thing like Optimal. This is why our CAE analysis correlates so well with physical test of the same product. Our virtual models are a mirror image of the physical product… whether it be a component or a full vehicle.
Why was it designed the way it was?
Optimal is a pioneer in computer aided engineering analysis having established methods for FEA and CFD back in the 1980’s. Optimal has experience in engineering analysis and optimization of every component in a vehicle as well as entire automobiles.
What did it cost?
Optimal offers cost estimating services through our strategic partners. Competitive benchmarking projects can include an cost estimate for individual components of a defined bill of materials. Estimates are well constructed based on the cost of materials, labor, machining time, etc., and can include supplier identification (where it can be derived) as well as an accurate account of cost based on that supplier’s geography and corresponding unique labor, material acquisition rates.
Award Winning Quality Service & Value
Through the application of the latest technology coupled with a highly experienced, trained and efficient staff, Optimal is the Engineering Services provider of choice for many companies. Optimal is the recipient of the Ford Motor Company Technical Silver Partner Award for their CAE Services.
Optimal maintains its ISO-9001:2008, ISO-14001:2004, is a certified Minority Supplier, and is a member of the Michigan Minority Business Development Council (MMBDC). Optimal was the recipient of the Ford Motor Company Technical Silver Partner Award for their CAE Services.