Technical development

Technical development not only ensures that your product works, it also results in the most cost effective solutions and economic production processes. Our industrial design process integrates these qualities into all our projects so you don't have to choose between appearance and function.

Function comes first

To be successful, the industrial design of your new product will not only need to work well, it will also have to meet industry standards and be inexpensive to build and maintain.

We make sure our industrial design work is practical by considering the technical requirements and internal layout first, before looking at the external design opportunities. By designing 'from the inside out' we make sure all the functional requirements are met from the beginning of the project.

Example: Airdri hand driers

Function comes first

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 is essential.

Crucible has worked with virtually every production process during the past 25 years and we can help you find the right one for your product and manufacturing volumes.

Example: Mac Mini Stand

Choose the right processes

Engineering analysis & review

Some industrial design projects require detailed analysis to ensure durability, strength and safety.

Crucible has considerable experience of hands-on engineering and product manufacture, both in the UK and Asia. If additional help is required, we have a network of engineering specialists who can provide 3D scanning, FEA, CFD and other detailed services.

Example: SKC AirChek 3000 sampling pump

Engineering analysis & review

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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