Pre-Production Support

Getting ready for manufacturing takes a lot of preparation - we're here to help make the process easier.

Moving from development to production

At Design by Datum, we possess extensive knowledge and experience in global manufacturing, including operations both abroad and here in the UK.

We fully comprehend the complexities and challenges that come with mass production.

Our primary objective is to guide and support you through the intricacies of setting up the production of your part.

With our expertise and dedication, you can trust us to navigate the manufacturing landscape and ensure a smooth transition from development to production.

Comprehensive pre-production package

The final stage in the design process is the creation of a comprehensive pre production package. This package includes detailed 2D engineering drawings, bill of materials (BOM), and all essential CAD files.

By leveraging our strong relationships and trusted network of suppliers and manufacturers, we can obtain competitive quotes and assess the feasibility and cost implications of different sourcing options. Our goal is to ensure that you have access to the best suppliers and obtain accurate pricing information to inform your decision-making before mass production”

Expert guidance for seamless production setup

With extensive experience in diverse markets, we understand the potential pitfalls that projects face during preparations for production. Our deep knowledge of various manufacturing processes enables us to navigate these challenges, ensuring a smooth and successful production journey for your project.

3 easy steps to kick
off your project


You get in touch.

Explain your product opportunity and potential project to us through a free initial consultation.  We’re happy to sign an NDA at this point.


We build a project proposal.

With your requirements understood, we propose a project plan including costs and timelines.


Together we begin the project. 

We will now work through the product development, communicating with you every step of the way

Get started with
your project

    What it’s like to work with Design by Datum

    We’re trusted by businesses across the UK and Europe. Here’s what some of our clients have to say about working with us:


    Are we a good fit for your project? We’ve brought together some of the frequently asked questions to help you understand how we work.

    We can take a project from an idea all the way to full production & due to the staged nature of our work, we can begin working on the project from any point in the process.

    Each project has its own unique challenges & journey despite being part of the same design process. Our fees are for our time to design the product from beginning to end, collaborating with makers of prototypes and manufacturers for full production which we will quote on during the process. We would be glad to discuss your project in a face to face or virtual meeting which will then allow us to provide a proposal.

    You do! As long as there are no outstanding invoices, all data we create for your project is 100% yours.

    Despite the nuances of each project, the process mostly remains the same.

    Feasibility/Concept Design is where we use research techniques to develop a knowledge of the product sector & the necessary competitors before creating a set of concept design drawings which explain the form & function of the potential product path for you to choose from.

    3D Development is a stage which we take the knowledge gained from the previous stage to the 3d modelling software which allows us to create the data necessary for the next stage:

    Prototype & Test gives us the opportunity to create real representations of the final product using rapid prototyping methods which we can then test for fit & function with things like impact, PCBs, & environmental sealing.

    Pre Production is where we gather all the data created previously & liaise with our manufacturing partners to prepare for full production, providing quotes to the client & preparing them for our handover.

    Marketing support provides us with the opportunity to help with creating photo realistic computer aided renders for website, print, or e-commerce purposes.

    We can provide support to your crowd-funding project & will tailor a proposal to suit your timescales & on-boarding needs.

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