Detecting the advantages of great design

The need for surveillance in all aspects of work and life is growing. 4D Products is helping support new products and developments in this sector by working with global experts at Wireless CCTV (WCCTV), which manufactures and supplies portable, rapid deployment video monitoring solutions worldwide.

The company’s products need to be innovative, robust and to be able to withstand some of the most arduous conditions in the world. Cameras are used in places like oil refineries in Saudi Arabia, for event crowd controlin the US and for border controls in remote regions. Equipment need to be adaptable to contain the latest electronic surveillance technology, with great design built in, so WCCTV can stay one step ahead of its competition.

Follow how WCCTV’s design department selected 4D Products and how they worked together to introduce new materials, reduce production cost and stay ahead of the competitors. See the case study here.

 

Welcoming a new member to the Product Design Team

At 4D Products we are always looking to boost our technical skills, as the 4D team deliver technically challenging projects for our clients.

We are therefore delighted to welcome our newest member of staff into the design team.

Matthew was recently awarded a first class Masters in Mechanical Engineering. His Key Courses included Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Finite Element Analysis and Mechanics. He has spent a year in Vancouver as part of his studies and also completed work experience in biomedical engineering and at Force India Formula 1, where he engineered a new body part which was adopted on the car for the 2016 season. He achieved the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for scoring joint highest final year mark.

Despite all this serious stuff, he’s into cricket and surfing and makes a mean coffee. So drop in and see us soon!

 

Design Studio Update

Amazing! A quarter of the year has gone already! A busy start to 2017 at 4D Products has seen a range of exciting new projects start within the 4D Design Studio.

We are excited to be working with Invertek Drives to supply development services on a range of their industrial electronics enclosures. Invertek Drives is a global manufacturer of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs / AC Drives) for energy efficient control of variable speed electric motors.

Our long term relationship with Sentinel Performance Solutions has seen us develop several new products recently; some are new and improved versions of existing products, some carving out completely new product sectors.

North West Product Designers

4D Products were proud to represent the North West Product Designer community at the recent CTH Innovation Showcase event.

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4D to exhibit at Innovation Showcase event

4D Products is delighted to be exhibiting some of our design work at the upcoming Campus Technology Hub Innovation Showcase event, so why not come along and say hello?

“The Campus Technology Hub (CTH) is opening it’s doors to the business community, individuals and entrepreneurs who require valuable support to develop their technology business or product. By utilising additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology to develop a successful prototype, CTH is the new route to commercial success.
This event is designed to help technology companies better understand the breadth of support available to them through collaboration with the Science and Technology Facilities Council and partner organisations.”

TUESDAY 29th NOVEMBER, DARESBURY LABORATORY, SCI-TECH DARESBURY, 10am – 2pm

Register to attend at www.cthshowcase.eventbrite.co.uk

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

TECHNOLOGY START-UPS, SME’S DEVELOPING A NEW TECHNOLOGY IDEA OR PRODUCT LINE ACROSS ALL INDUSTRIAL SECTORS, ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES WHO WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES, UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS INTERESTED IN COLLABORATION

Sabre Tattoo Machine re launched

Sabre have recently re launched the new and improved X17 and DCX tattoo machines.

4D Products have worked with Sabre to refine and improve the original product design, virtually every component has been optimised for better performance to make an even better tattoo machine. Now available in 7 fantastic colours and featuring Biocote anti microbial additive in the product for enhanced hygiene levels.

Sabre exhibited at the recent Tattoo Tea Party event in Manchester, where the new machines went down a storm…

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4D Designed product available in Argos

We always strive to help our clients achieve success with their new products. So its great to see one of our designs hitting the shelves of one of the UKs biggest and best retail outlets.

Aquaplane is now available at Argos.

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Innovation Voucher for Product Design

An Innovate UK Innovation Voucher is a great way to kickstart the development of a new product or piece of technology. This government based scheme covers £5,000 worth of input from certain external experts, such as product design consultants, to deliver a body of work relating to developing innovative new products.

The application process is easy, and can be done online at https://vouchers.innovateuk.org/

If this sounds of interest, then get applying soon as the voucher scheme may not last!

If you are successful and would like to use the funding for product design, then we would be delighted to assist. We have delivered a range of vouchers previously for businesses in a wide range of sectors, always endeavouring to deliver something of real value to your business.

Innovate UK also offer further funding should the project progress, so the Innovation Voucher can also be a stepping stone to bigger things.

Swimming Product Launch

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A fantastic new product is coming to a swimming pool near you…

The AquaPlane swimming aid was invented by Chris, a qualified swimming instructor who wanted to develop an innovative new, multi purpose swimming float.

4D Products are delighted to have assisted with design of the product, branding, and packaging.

We were also involved in managing the safety approval testing, an manufacturing liaison.

For pre orders and more information on this swimming product launch, please visit aqua-plane.com

Welcome to a new Junior Designer

We recently welcomed a new junior designer to the team, Simon has a degree in physics, and masters degree in product design. A useful skill set for our business as we develop technically challenging new products, often with a scientific or medical focus.

Product Design is an interesting discipline, whilst many years of experience are key to successfully completing a challenging project, a new designer straight out of university can often be a source of really good ideas, because they haven’t been influenced by prior experiences or existing solutions.

That is why we apply a good mix of experience and youth to every project we undertake. The customer gets the best of both worlds!

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