Our multi-disciplinary experience means we offer a comprehensive and diverse approach to product development. We provide a wide range of in-house services, including:

 

RESEARCH

  • Identifying the problem and consumer needs
  • Market research and competitor analysis
  • Trends: products and materials
  • Identifying new innovative materials and methodology

 

CONCEPT GENERATION

  • Brainstorming and concept exploration for innovative solutions
  • Visualisation using hand-drawn sketches, 2D and 3D computer rendering

 

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

  • Overall geometry and performance of the product
  • Making the concept manufacturable, considering everything on a part level
  • 3D Scanning
  • CAD modelling
  • Class A surface modelling
  • Design engineering
  • Colours, materials and finish
  • Development of technologies and mechanical parts

 

PROTOTYPING

  • Foam modelling (or other basic prototyping)
  • 3D Printing
  • Full-scale prototyping
  • Mocking-up sample mechanical parts
  • Specialist prototyping

 

TESTING

  • FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to verify product’s performance (fit, strength, weight)
  • End-user testing to improve product performance
  • Third party lab tests: stress, strength, durability and potential hazards
  • Interpreting the outcome of testing phase

 

SPECIFICATION FOR MANUFACTURE

  • Producing a complete CAD models, drawings, selection of materials and manufacturing processes
  • Manufacturer input: improvement points. Ways the product can be made cheaper, easier, stronger
  • Producing final production package including all CAD drawings for manufacturer