Oxford Instruments MQC

The product design brief for the MQC bench top analyser was simple - to create a housing for a new product that would stand out from the usual grey laboratory instruments. The design also had to be suitable for low volume production and finalised in time for a major exhibition. We delivered on all the requirements and were rewarded with a design award at the launch exhibition.

Services delivered:

  • Initial concept design
  • Technical design development using SolidWorks
  • Prototyping using laser sintered nylon parts
  • Sourcing production suppliers (MRIM body and acrylic base)
  • Preparation of production data, including drawings and CAD files
  • Liasion with producers to ensure successful delivery

"The smooth, crisp blue finish, compact size and curved sides and design details create a striking visual look that communicates that the instrument is easy to use and technically advanced."

Judges comments, IBO Design Awards, 2006

Product design consultancy

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