For over two decades we’ve been at the forefront of design & innovation. Here’s how we do it…

UNDERSTAND Briefing Workshop

A workshop session held with the client in order to identify opportunities, problems
and priorities within a proposed design development program.
Formworks will spend anywhere between a half day and a week working with clients
This allows us to gain a deep understanding of not only the requirements of the
product, but also of the client’s company culture, in order to deliver a design solution
that embodies the aspirations of the client.



Drawing on opportunities uncovered and problems identified during the briefing
workshop, our Design Team will conduct research into consumer needs, trend
forecasting, technologies, materials and appropriate production processes. Often this
research is provided by the client, however we recommend utilising our expertise and
contacts to get the best result.
We are able to draw from a multidisciplinary network of consultants ensuring we have
the best possible knowledge base to build upon.

CREATE Conceptual Design


Utilising techniques such as sketching, rough CAD modelling, basic mock-ups and
proof of concept prototypes, Formworks will develop a number of solutions and
concept directions.
At this stage, manufacturing processes and technologies will be identified. Sufficient information will be generated for obtaining cost estimations of tooling and production to ensure the design is kept economically viable.

REFINE Design Development


Drawing on the feedback from the client on the selected concept direction we will
begin to define the product in more detail. We will utilise our high end CAD software
and online communication tools to regularly update the client on the product
development progress. During this stage more accurate data will be able to be
generated to obtain manufacturing costs. We will make use of rapid prototyping
technology to produce models suitable for fit and function testing and real world
evaluation of the design.

DELIVER Design Detailing & Production Management.


The engineering phase of a product can have just as much impact as the design itself.

From producing engineering drawings to evaluating parts, Formworks has the ability
to deliver your product from an idea to the final off-tool samples. Our additional
service of production management will help ensure that the design integrity is
maintained throughout the production set-up phase. If required Formworks can use
its network of manufacturing contacts to establish a cost effective production and
distribution program.