Take a peak under the hood of CMC product development in a candid discussion about what goes into designing and engineering new products with our Director of Product Strategy, Director of Engineering, Engineering Manager for New Product Design and Director of the CMC School. Learn how CMC decides what products to develop, what the design, engineering and testing process was like for the CLUTCH, Outback and ATOM harness, and what unique challenges are faced when developing rescue and access life safety equipment.
0:48 How does CMC decide what products to develop and focus on?
5:10 What does the development process look like once you decide what products to pursue?
10:18 Can you talk about the design and engineering process for the CLUTCH?
14:00 The challenges that come from the variability of rope.
15:00 Ware testing.
18:14 How did you go about the design and engineering for the ATOM harness?
22:50 What was involved in brining the Outback to market?
28:05 Have you had any ‘ah ha’ moments during the design of these products?
34:18 What kind of challenges do you face when developing rescue and access equipment?
37:35 What role does the CMC School play in field testing gear?
46:15 What should customers expect in future product from CMC?
48:50 Closing thoughts.
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