Industrial design is used to describe the look, feel, and experience you have when using a product. Industrial Design is a process of design applied to products that are to be manufactured through techniques of mass production. Its key characteristic is that design is separated from manufacture: the creative act of determining and defining a product's form and features takes place in advance of the physical act of making a product, which consists purely of repeated, often automated, replication. This distinguishes industrial design from craft-based design, where the form of the product is determined by the product's creator at the time of its creation.
Sketching and Mockups
Once a brief has been discussed and agreed, we dive straight into the design process, bringing to life a large variety of initial concepts. This stage involves continual communication with the client by presenting ideas through sketches, moodboards and even those small exciting doodles. Once an initial design has been chosen we will move onto CAD.
Computer Design (CAD)
The best way of communicating a design is through the use of CAD. Using computer modeling software, we take a clients concept and produce drawings, with accurate measurements, features and surface finishes. These digital models can then be presented as rendered images and working drawings, to bring that concept one step closer to being manufactured.
3D Product Rendering
Our 3D rendering service allows you to visualize your idea as it develops. It also provides a cost-effective and quick alternative to traditional photography when required for product pack shots, presentations or crowdfunding. We can provide marketing images as the product is developed, allowing you to publicise the product before the final prototype is even complete.
Finite Element Analysis
Finite element analysis (FEA) is the modeling of products and systems in a virtual environment, for the purpose of finding and solving potential (or existing) structural or performance issues. The information collected during the FEA/FEM simulation is extremely valuable. It allows us to experiment with variables in the virtual world and optimize the components before we manufacture.
2D drafting and drawing
2D drafting and drawing is the process of creating and editing technical drawings, as well as annotating designs. Using CAD software for 2D drafting can be used to draft designs more quickly and with greater precision, without using stencils and technical drawing instruments.
Injection Mould Analysis
The secret to a quality plastic injection molded part is a flawless mold – one that produces consistent pieces time and time again. So, what's the key to a flawless mold? In addition to a strong initial design, mold flow analysis is your secret weapon. It's an indispensable component of any plastic injection molding design project. MFA software comes at a cost, but its impact on mold quality, product performance and appearance, and production ROI is undeniable. Read on to learn how this one tool can literally save your mold design.
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