We use many different 3D CAD packages and apps to help us design for textiles, mechanical components, 2d graphics and 3d visualisations.
We use the latest 3D applications to begin designing and proving out garments, wearables, luggage, carry and medical devices and before we’ve even cut a single pattern.
Textile specific 3D CAD
Our design team demonstrates these designs in virtual samples, in order to test out colourways and give you a first impression of a products shape and appearance.
We speed up the sampling process by creating patterns in 3D, so the first pass prototype is closer to the finished article. We use virtual sampling to reduce the number of iterations needed in the design process.
Our garment designers grade (size) garments and test them on virtual mannequins too, saving on fittings and samples. Where necessary, we sample these internally in our prototyping studio for testing, user trials and other reviews, or send them with detailed specifications to your manufacturing partner to complete the grading process.
Mechanical 3D CAD
Our product designers use state of the art industry standard mechanical design software to design and create mechanical components. We design electronic housings, integrated fixtures, buckles and fittings. To make sure they work, we seamlessly build and test these, using in house 3D printing, and other prototyping techniques from our network of suppliers.
All these packages also enable us to seamlessly share design and manufacturing data with partners, clients, suppliers and manufacturers.
We use these tools to generate detailed specifications. Detailing the design and construction, we minimise ambiguity, give you ownership and control of your design, speed up the transition from design to manufacture, and improve quality.
These tools are integrated into our workflow and support the creative, prototyping and manufacture processes.
However much we rely on these tools to create designs, we never substitute cad for making and manual skills that help us to create real, beautiful, functional finished products.
We develop and incorporate mechanical and functional features such as mechanisms and moulded fixtures into products we design, and can develop moulded components, mechanisms and internal structural elements.