Distance isn’t an issue. We might be based at the bottom of the world, but our work reaches across the globe.
Our work for Daifuku BCS at the new Guangzhou Airport Terminal made the news on ChinaDaily.com recently.
Design for Manufacture
I recently bumped into someone who asked what I did for a living. I told them I was a designer and was met with “oh, you create pretty pictures…”
Yes, it’s where we start, but it’s only a small part of the design process. To develop a product from idea to production requires concept development, CAD modelling, prototyping, CAD refinement, more prototyping and finally production procurement.
227 components, 5 fabric bags, 36 injection mould tools, 3 fabric forming tools, 3 extrusion dies, 8 stamp press tools and 3 spring forming tools produced across two countries is what it took to produce one Barmes freebase. All parts designed and specified from pretty picture to manufacturable product by Formworks.
It seems we are spending more and more time in China lately helping our clients to ensure their products are coming out to the specifications required and with a high level of finishing.
Big week up in China during the past week, working on the assembly of a large scale prototype for a project we are working on in Guangzhou.
A few logistics challenges faced, but a few trips to the local markets, and some super friendly people helped sort that out.
Looking forward to sharing the finished product later in the year.
Awesome to see another great project we worked on with Designerscope™, Häfele AXILO™, released at Interzum 2017.
The Häfele AXILO™ plinth adjusting fitting system– the extended lever for cabinet leveling. Every kitchen installer knows the problems with the leveling of kitchen furniture over the plinth feet, in particular the rear ones … Häfele’s clever new adjustment system puts an end to it. The adjustment is done ergonomically and back friendly from the front, with simultaneous monitoring of the level. All told one can save up to 50% of the assembly time. Small cause – great effect. **
It’s always great to see another of our projects make it off the drawing board and onto the market. This time it’s from one of our long-standing clients Simcro, who we worked closely with on the development of the Slimline Dual Injector.