The aim of this project was to
fast track their latest range of line trimmers & hedge trimmers
from concept through to a fully engineered product. Using our
blend of engineering design skills and experiences we were able
to maintain the aesthetic design of the product without compromising
the highly stringent mechanical design and manufacturing requirements.
Probe received a set of foam
'block' models, which were reversed engineered to provide the
external form. By creating CAD models early in the design cycle
we were able to undertake fit, function and interference checking,
modify the design appropriately, prior to the creation of rapid
prototypes from which castings were then taken for physical
testing. Using the test results we made any necessary changes
and passed the completed surface data directly the toolmakers,
thus reducing the leadtime.