Design & Development
Orchid Can Help with Any Step
  • Generate Concepts
  • Feasibility Testing
  • Provide DFM for Production

With Experience Comes Simple Streamlined Solutions

Why Choose Orchid Design?

Vertically integrated with production.

  • Orthopedics Focused
  • Clinical Experience
  • New Perspectives
  • Independent Assessments
  • Accelerated Development
  • DFx Capabilities 
Leading Engineering

Our skills and clinical experience allow us to generate innovative solutions to orthopedic challenges.

Extensive Portfolio

We leverage our extensive orthopedic experience to develop effective design solutions.

Design for Manufacturability

We apply our DFx expertise to optimize designs for manufacturing ensuring a successful production launch.

Fast Iteration

Our responsive and hard-working team ensures a quick turn around time for your prototypes.

What you can expect - Phases 0-5
Design & Development Process
0. Initial Consultation

Partner with an Orchid representative to discuss and understand your company vision, project drivers and goals.

1. Concept Definition

Orchid engineers begin with a strong understanding of user needs and business requirements.

  • What problems will the product solve?
  • How will users interface with the product? 
  • How will the product fit into the competitive landscape?
  • What are the potential risks?
2. Feasibility

Concepts are evaluated to identify techincal and business risks. Designs must be stable or frozen to proceed.

  • Produce production equivalent prototypes
  • Identify critical design features
  • Perform investigational tests/cadaver labs
  • Address freedom to operate
3. Product Design

A Device Master Record (DMR) is created to fully define outputs. Specifications  include manufacturing feedback and inputs to quality plans.

  • Design for manufacturing (DFM)
  • Complete tolerance analysis
  • Generate manufacturing drawings
  • Design packaging, cases and trays
4. Verification & Validation

Orchid provides test planning and execution using production-equivalent parts.

  • Functionality, strength, wear & fatigue testing

  • Risk mitigation

  • Lifecycle testing investigating the effects of reprocessing
  • Simulated testing and cadaver labs
5. Product Launch

Orchid takes full inventory of your materials to prepare you for the production line. Our wide range of capabilities ensure a seamless product transfer.

  • Transfer documentation
  • Receive regulatory approval
  • Finalize design transfer to  manufacturing
  • Final quality checks