Design for Manufacture

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.

Design is Pretty Pictures

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.


Häfele AXILO™ launched at Interzum 2017

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. **

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