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Taking a test rig into the real world

‘We have 5 other concepts and pieces of equipment in the pipeline and, having had such great service, there is no doubt in my mind that we will be using 4D again – I’m delighted I chose them’

Mr B Rennison, MD – SciCorr

The Background

Specialising in reinforced concrete corrosion detection, SciCorr required a reliable yet cost effective electronics enclosure design for their high-tech rust detection system.

From a shortlist of 6 companies, SciCorr approached 4D after discovering our website during online research for a product design company. 4D was a perfect fit to SciCorr’s specification that the chosen company must be big enough to handle the project, yet small enough for SciCorr to remain an important part of the process.

The Design Phase

Our Product Design Director, James Bell, worked closely with SciCorr to help them understand the importance of a well-designed and reliable case; as the electronics inside were especially delicate, therefore the protection and quality of the case was essential.

Although SciCorr had developed a prototype, it was only proof of concept to show that the process worked. The enclosure proved flimsy and would not withstand the conditions of a construction site; therefore James embarked on an in-depth project to ruggedise the casing and protect the contents inside.

Going above and beyond the role, 4D managed the entire process; from specifying the project, to co-ordinating manufacture.

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The result

4D created an effective and attractive solution, something that SciCorr were extremely pleased with. However, something they felt was even more impressive than the design was the level of service experienced throughout the entire process.

“What we received was more than just a design service, it was a partnership. James developed a superb design and maintained a great work ethic throughout. He was personable, helpful, and responsive – we felt instantly at ease.” Stated SciCorr Managing Director, Bob Rennison.

“We were involved throughout the entire design process and James was even present when we approached manufacturers. He always went the extra mile and I will never forget that, particularly as it’s so unusual in business today.” Bob continued.

“The reaction to when things don’t go right the first time is a measure of personality. It was refreshing to see that James was so passionate and proud of his work, if something wasn’t quite right, he wouldn’t stop until it was. Every single problem we encountered was opened, discussed and resolved in a very pleasant manner.

We have 5 other concepts and pieces of equipment in the pipeline and, having had such great service, there is no doubt in my mind that we will be using 4D again – I’m delighted I chose them.”

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We are delighted to report that the design project was featured as the cover story in the March edition of Develop 3D magazine. TAKE A LOOK.