The plastic product design process starts with the customer, good communication of design intent and functional objectives together with a definition of the aesthetic requirements of the product design is key to getting the design right from the start, good communication skills and the use of modern product design communication tools are a prerequisite for a successful project.
The virtual world allows the cost effective testing of multiple design iterations and the ability to research new and innovative ideas at a relatively low cost giving more freedom to innovate and provide our customers with often unique solutions. Coda develops your design for plastics using the latest 3D cad packages to develop your product in a modern digital environment.
When working on your industrial product designs it is imperative that everything fits together and works seamlessly. Using the latest design technology the individual parts of a product can be set up to demonstrate how they interact. Because of this, and the years of experience and expertise you get from Coda design you will never be presented with a design that cannot be economically manufactured.
Working on design for injection moulding on a daily basis, we will optimise product design to ensure that the mould tool design is robust and can be manufactured in the best way possible. We use the latest technology as well as plastic part simulation including full moldflow simulation, fill analysis and warp analysis. With our vast experience in raw material selection we'll suggest the best materials to use on your injection moulded product.
Using the actual design data produced Coda uses 3D printing, rapid prototype models and plastic prototype parts to develop the product into fully working prototypes. Our plastic product development process enables the smooth transition from design to manufacture. As part of the development process we will generate all of the 2D data you required, dimensional drawings exploded views all driven directly from the 3D virtual environment.
When designing plastic packaging the look and feel of the packaging is always of equal importance to the functionality of the packaging. Too often great looking designs have to be compromised before they can go to manufacture and at Coda we will ensure that any packaging designs we present to you will be 100% designed for manufacture and equally designed to your requested look and feel.
Coda's plastic product design team will always work hard to understand the design for your plastic product, it's life cycle, use and applications, the key is to understand the design intent, through this approach Coda have been able on many occasions to propose alternate designs that saved customers time and cost through innovative and creative solutions, and have secured Coda and it's customers some prestigious design awards on the way.
A key factor to consider right from the start is protection of any intellectual property that may be inherent in the design or elements of the plastic packaging product or processes that may be developed from it, this can take the form of design registration, patent or trademark protection, Coda works closely with its registered patent attorneys to ensure that during the entire design process we can ensure that your IP is managed and protected, confidentiality is maintained at all times to protect the value in the design and IP
Coda save you both time and money in developing your product or packaging design avoiding costly dead end development, the virtual world in which our products are designed allows us to accurately simulate products with finite element analysis simulations of the physical world, these simulations include static or dynamic mechanical/physical interactions, stress, strain, deformation, flow, thermal and in the case of plastic parts realistic simulations of the injection moulding of the parts.
Use our expertise to develop the design for your industrial products successfully.
We ensure the best possible cycle time and output is achieved on your injection mould.
Comprehensive product development detailing all aspects of the manufacturing process.
Packaging design with look and feel given equal importance to its functionality for manufacture.
Using the latest technology available, our design team will work hard to understand your product design requirements. Our design team use their capabilities, expertise and experience to ensure you are given the right design for the job. Our design team will demonstrate all aspects of how your product design will work using small 3D model files video's or animations, which the customer can open from email and comment on straight from his PC to make the process of designing your product with Coda as easy as possible.
Our product and packaging designers understand that at the design stage of a product there is a requirement to present the new packaging design to your board, marketing department or customer, the virtual design process allows our designers to provide you with high quality photorealistic renders and images of your product in realistic environments, branded, coloured and labelled, invaluable in presenting product designs for marketing or end customers, nothing sells the design better than a sharp beautifully rendered image of your product or range of products.