Concept Design & Design Engineering
Fusing artistic, marketing and aesthetic design with technical performance, manufacturing limits and material abilities, however, more recently, the focus is shifting to projects novel in nature to explore alternatives to enhance the world around us.
Operating out of Melbourne, Australia, with a local sense and broader world view.
Resolving a concept from a paper model to a working CAD model, set up for modifying in 3D to help the design process by tweaking it until the concept intent was captured.
Engineering, costing, client feedback and site orientation influenced the revisions to formalise the working concept into defined drawings for tender and ultimately manufacture by others.
original concept mock-up translated basic CAD model
Working to translate the concept for a paper model to workable 3D model, the nature of the design expectation was established. The organic shape in such a way that it would mathematically be accurate an hence look flowing and smooth. It was also editable, to modify as the design developed on information of weight, cost and power line clearance requirements.
Challenges included working with evolving information and forecasting certain parameters, such as member sizing for sleeving, weight, coating and assembly details. Competency in estimating specifications in an evolving design problem, CAD design driven by aesthetic targets and resolving an engineering detailed outcome/drawings. 3 different features designed.
Engineering design for manufacture of fibreglass moldings from design surface data.
Molding limitations, appearance, assembly, painting, hardware integration and servicing were all considerations throughout the part engineering.
CAD models and drawing documentation were the result for manufacture.
opened out for use
CAD exploded view - front molding
Working as a CAD engineer with the team to modify and build up the given surface data with required draft, thickness, tolerance and fit details to associated areas. Hardware was specified such as hinges, latches, lamps and reflectors to meet design regulations.
Front, Rear and side moldings assemblies were resolved in fibreglass, thermoformed plastics, folded and fabricated steel parts.
Challenges in resolving styling surface data into a practical part, integrating hardware with simultaneous design engineering and design revisions.
Competency in CAD modelling from surfaces, part design for forming, design of moving parts and mechanisms, CAD documentation. Released 2018.