The product development team consists of industrial design, engineering, additive manufacturing (AM) and tooling specialists.
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Industrial Design and Product Development

The product development team consists of industrial design, engineering, additive manufacturing (AM) and tooling specialists. A typical design project will start with 2D concepts and 3D components.

Industrial designers assist in the aesthetics or visual appearance of the product. They add artistic elements to the product’s enclosure in order to make it more attractive for the intended market. Other design elements include ergonomics, man-machine interface (MMI), costs and manufacturing methods and appropriate materials.

Engineering – A wealth of information from engineers will assist in resolving design problems. This can mean a greater focus on some fields more than others. Engineering support includes mechanical engineers, electronic engineers, electrical engineers, biochemical engineers and others.

Additive manufacturing – Several technologies are used to manufacture prototypes or products from a range of machines.

Tooling – Tools are made to produce the parts in the intended material. This is important to confirm the function of the part.

Other support – Reverse engineering, graphics, composites, scanning, etc.

Contact: Leslie Becker
Tel: (016) 930 5040
Fax: (016) 930 5001
E-mail: leslie@vut.ac.za/zoydos@gmail.com

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