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The 6 Secrets to Product Design Success

Posted on 28th June 2016 Plastic bottles on a conveyor belt

If you have a great idea, but limited knowledge of plastics manufacturing - don't panic! At Coda Plastics, we have a dedicated product design team that will work with you to figure out the best way to realise your vision in plastic. Over the years, we've helped dozens of companies manufacture new and innovative products in plastic - here are our secrets to product design success.


1. Design Intent


The first and most important thing you have to consider is the intention that you have for your design. What problem does it solve? How does it improve on designs already in the marketplace? We'll listen to you, and make sure we fully understand your product before moving forward.


2. Life Cycle of your Product


Your product begins life in a factory. From there, it may need to be transported in bulk to a warehouse, displayed in a retail environment, stored and used by a customer and finally responsibly disposed of. By thinking through each part of your product's life cycle, we can ensure optimal design features.


3. Use and Applications


How will the end user use your product? What is its life expectancy? Why should a customer choose your product over those of your rivals? All these questions can have an impact on design.


4. Intellectual Property Protection


This is an important legal step that we can take care of for you. Original design features must be patented and trademarked. We have strong ties with registered patent attorneys who will guide you through the necessary steps to protect your intellectual property. You can, of course, be assured of our confidentiality.


5. Detailed Simulations


To avoid expensive dead-end prototype development, all our designs can be simulated and analysed virtually. We can test to see how your product responds to factors including stress, strain and temperature, all before manufacture. 


6. Animation


We can email you a short video animation detailing exactly how all aspects of your product design will work - so no matter where you are in the world, you'll be keyed-in every step of the way.


With our design team on hand, we'll manage the technical and practical aspects of your new plastic design, allowing you to get on with marketing your product to prospective buyers.


If you would like to work with an experienced design team to create a new product using our blow-moulding or injection moulding techniques, then get in touch. You can email us at sales@coda-plastics.co.uk or call us on +44 1692 501020.


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