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Step 1: Concept

Custom Machine ManufacturersUnderstanding your machine concept is the first step in executing a successful machine design. Often clients bring a hand sketch and an idea to our machine builders. Conversely, clients may deliver a fully developed machine specification. Regardless of the completeness of your concept, our machine builders will work with you in developing your concept through final machine design.

Developing your machine concept precedes Front End Engineering. Working under a mutually respected and agreed upon investment of time, capital, and intellect, we work with you to fully understand your machine concept with basic component selection.

Throughout the conceptual phase of your project we:

  • As a custom machine manufacturer we listen to understand common goals and manufacturing objectives
  • Work with you to determine the project scope and all design related aspects
  • Develop the initial machine specifications
  • Develop the initial machine component layout
  • Incorporate customized solutions into each machine’s design where appropriate
  • Openly communicate key project milestones
  • Evaluate and recommend different options for cost and time savings
  • Develop new ideas to ensure efficiency and sustained machine functionality

We ask the right technical questions during the concept development phase to deliver a detailed and accurate machine quotation and proposal.  Explore the final steps of detailed machine design to learn the next step in EPIC’s comprehensive approach to custom machine design.

After fully extracting and developing the base concept of your machine, our builders’ transition into a phase called Front-End-Engineering (FEE). This stage of the project is focused on uncovering critical unknowns. This essential project step mitigates risk for our customers and our machine builders.

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