A Process takes inputs and transforms them into outputs, and may be connected to other Processes in process flows. The work of Work - Documenting contributes to This Process.

A Process happens in an organizational Context.
Context: The Project 3D scanning for dentistry

Design open source and low cost 3D scanning devices for dentistry applications.

This process is connected to other processes to fulfill a Work order.
Order: Work order 258 for R&D for 3D scanning for Dentistry due: 2017-10-23

This Process:

Prototyping stage to R&D for 3D scanning for Dentistry starting 2017-10-09 ending 2017-10-16

Prototyping stage of an R&D process. This stage is about making something tangible, in the physical world, that uses a design and that works to a satisfactory level.
During the R&D process there is a cycle between Prototyping and Design, meaning that the prototyping process might unravel problems with the design, which will trigger changes of the design.
Prototyping produces a detailed description of a tangible thing, how it is made, how it functions, how well it functions. This description is based on empirical data or physical experimentation.

This process is also known as Testing and Refinement: Construction and evaluation of multiple pre production versions of the product. Early (alpha) prototypes are usually built with production intent-parts-same geometry and material properties as intended for the production version of the product but not necessarily fabricated with the actual processes to be used in production. Alpha prototypes are tested to determine whether the product will work as designed and whether the product will satisfy the key customer needs. Later (beta) prototypes are usually built with parts supplied by the intended production process. Beta prototypes are extensively evaluated internally and are also typically tested by customer in their own use environment. The goal here is to answer questions about performance and reliability in order to identify necessary engineering changes for the final product.

INPUT: a product design
OUTPUT: a detailed description placed in the main document

More than one prototype can be made, tested and documented during this process.

Input requirements:

Time Contribution Work - Engineering 23.00 Time - Hours

Assembling and testing of prototype.

Time Contribution Work - Documenting 5.00 Time - Hours

Documenting the prototype, its characteristics, behavior, functioning, observations, lessons learned, etc.

To Be Changed R&D report 1.00 Idea

Output plans:

R&D report 1.00 Idea