We always design and test the critical parts of a design first

We always design and test the critical parts of a design first. The ones with the most uncertainty in them. Otherwise it’s like building a house without first checking it has solid foundations.  So when we later start adding lots of details and designing more parts, we know the core of the design is goingContinue

We always design and test the critical parts of a design first. The ones with the most uncertainty in them. Otherwise it’s like building a house without first checking it has solid foundations.  So when we later start adding lots of details and designing more parts, we know the core of the design is going to work. 

 

In this case in the image shown, were testing the core ‘pump’ of a design for a grease applicator. There’s a lot of parts needed to go around these parts but we didn’t design those until we were sure of the critical parts. Makes sense right? But some designers don’t do this!  The amount of times I’ve heard a designer say “But that part of it will definitely work, I’m 100% sure” only to find out that in real world testing it actually fails for some overlooked reason. Which is fine . . .unless you’ve already designed and built 30 other parts that rely on that one working! …. those parts now being totally obsolete! Oh what fun that is !  So, I think I’ll stick with my “Test the core parts” principle.

 

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