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BSM North America’s Product Development Process for Custom Steering Columns
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BSM North America’s Product Development Process for Custom Steering Columns

At BSM North America, we’re proud of our quick product turnaround and amazing customer service. When it comes to steering columns and industrial fabrication, you’d be hard-pressed to find another company this detail-oriented. Our unique approach to product construction aligns with what’s important to us and allows for immense customer satisfaction.

Learn how BSM North America can take your steering column ideas from concept to production with our streamlined product development process!

Documentation Helps Us Personalize Our Services

After we’ve squared away our initial approach and figured out how your needs relate to our current product line, we get to work creating specific 2D and 3D mockups of the impending product. Each individual part gets its own model so that nothing falls between the cracks.

This process can get a little complicated, especially when so many parts are involved, so we’ve created a novel naming system to make it easy to reference individual facets of our product line. Communication is streamlined.

Since we do a lot of that with the customer during this stage to ensure we get all the details down, we can both narrow in on what you need and get things done quickly.

Quoting Is On Your Terms

Once the design is wrapped up, we give you an official quote on price and lead time.

Or, if you prefer, we can give you step-by-step quotes as the design we create together changes and parts cause the price to rise and fall. If you provide us with targets regarding the timeline or price, we’ll pull out all the stops to meet them.

Though quoting tends to lock in final designs, we’re still open to changes after things are made official; We understand that your custom steering column must be perfect. Late changes may, however, affect the cost or lead times.

Prototypes: Fantastically Flexible

Once we’ve got the go-ahead, we move on to making prototypes and flagging new processes or facets for extra attention. We streamline this step by adopting an approach that makes many new parts follow the same “steps” we make every day.

Because we value communication, you’re able to offer feedback and changes at any stage of this step. Your perfect off-road steering column will always result.

Production: Marvelously Modern

When we get into production, state-of-the-art technology helps us manage everything from planning to scheduling to inventory control. Operation and process notes are compiled, and production is lot-trackable throughout the whole process.

Using modern methods, we’ve made information readily available to the customer, allowing for accountability and enhanced satisfaction.

Speed of Product Development for Steering Consoles

Your steering components connect you and the machine, meaning the ancillary inputs and outputs need to be centered around the steering components.

Over time we have come to understand that there needs to be a cost-effective, flexible, and finished method that can house and locate these features more easily.

BSM North America set out to develop a steering wheel column console that offers an add-on option to help bring added value by adding more controls and features through advanced manufacturing processes, including:

●        Formal scoping to define specific objectives like availability and features

●        Competitive analysis for greater modular and flexibility and design, saving costs and lead time

●        Concept ideation involving 3D printing and modeling

By starting with key input from stakeholders to manufacturers, we developed solutions while at the same time enhancing current strategies until we were able to build a prototype around six months.

Our laser focus scope gives us streamlined options to help advance our industrial fabrication and commercial machining tools so we can develop the best cost scenarios in products for our customers.

Client-Focused Steering Columns: BSM North America

Setting the industry standard means providing high-quality processes, services, and products, and at BSM North America, we don't compromise. By implementing advanced technology, we can create plans and equipment built to the highest standard of durability that has made us a trusted name for over 30 years.

Our Burnsville team is ready to aid you with all your steering needs. Reach out online or give us a call at 952-890-8146 today.

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