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Glossary of Product Design Terms

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There are 4 terms in this directory beginning with the letter T.
Technology push
New product development that is driven by a new technology without a specific demand or request from the markets. The goal is to create a new market based on new technology.
Time-to-Market
The time it takes for a specific product to be developed and launched on the market. The time to market depends on the stage in which a process is started. Completely new products have a longer time to market than a redesign of an existing product.
Tolerance
The variation of a certain dimension compared to the specified dimension file that may occur due to imperfections within the production process.
Tool, tooling
The custom components that need to be manufactured to be able to produce certain other components. E.g. a mold for injection molding.