Profitable product manufacture

Crucible can help you choose the right production processes and materials to make sure that your product will be as profitable as possible. We can also create all the production data you need and recommend high quality suppliers for a wide range of manufacturing methods.

Choose the right processes

The way your product is made will determine how profitable it is, as well as its durability and overall quality, so choosing the right production methods for your product type and manufacturing volume is essential.

Crucible has worked with virtually every production process during the past 30 years and we can help you find the most profitable ones for your product.

Example: Mac Mini Stand

Choose the right processes

Production data

Preparing your production data will involve a combination of 3D CAD data files and drawings to show critical information on finishes, tolerances and other component details. Defining the right type of data for your product will save you time and investments costs.

Crucible will work with you to identify which types of information are relevant to your product and prepare a 'data package' that will contain everything that your manufacturing team or supplier will need to begin making your new product.

Production data

Sourcing suppliers

We can recommend high quality, cost-effective manufacturing suppliers for every process, from sheet metal through every type of plastic moulding to carbon fibre.

Crucible works with a network of suppliers that we have built up over 30 years who can help you with any aspect product manufacture. This includues suppliers who can off 'turn key' operations to manage the entire process for you, from part production to product packaging and distribution.

Sourcing suppliers

Using new technologies

Manufacturing technologies are changing rapidly, offering exciting new possibilities for industrial design and production specialists.

Crucible pioneered the use of '3D printing' for manufactured products in 2005, and we continue to be at the forefront of new manufacturing technologies. Give us a call to find out more!

Example: Metal sintered airline seat buckle

Using new technologies

"The benefits that Crucible brought to our business are extensive. Their design input has substantially reduced both production costs and operating overheads. Their manufacturing concepts and designs now allow us to assemble product from pre-assembled modules, thus reducing our build times for finished units. This has dramatically reduced the time taken to convert customer orders into finished goods. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services. "

Mark Bosley, Technical Director, Purite Ltd

Product design consultancy

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Crucible Design Ltd, Boston House, Grove Business Park, Downsview Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire. OX12 9FF