Techno-Labo is a company which supports the development of plastic products by design, mechanical engineering, prototyping, and low volume production.
Mechanical Engineering (ME) is a process of taking a design from an idea to a marketplace. Like how to close a cover or fitting of the components, ME make details of a design. Making mockups is a critical factor of ME to verify the design.
Plastic products require original tips and considerations.
ex. core geometry, drafts, and so on
The difference between design and ME seems not clear.
Techno-Labo’s ME mainly consists of the below seven work.
※1,2 are simple.
3,4,5 are not apparent, but necessary. Besides drawings, prototyping is essential to verify design defects.
6,7 are particular points of plastic products. This work heavily relies on the designer’s experience and know-how, and you can see if they are a good one.