Concept design - The aesthetic and functional aspects of the design were developed and approved with the client
 Product visualisation - 3D renderings created to visualise and assess the final design (Keyshot/Photoshop)
 Technical drawing - Final technical drawings created to control the future manufacture and development of the product
 Prototype manufacture - In conjunction with Trumpf UK product prototypes were developed and manufactured
 Prototype manufacture - Final prototype design
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CarbonFilterStore.com wanted to expand their product offering and develop a new range of fume cupboard filters manufactured in sheet metal. A detailed market review of competitors filters identified a recurring product mix of around 30 different sizes and formed the basis of the new CarbonFilterStore product range. The product was developed in conjunction with Trumpf UK and a prototype manufactured at their Luton facility during a site visit.
Various sheet metal designs were explored in conjunction with Trumpf UK. The insights gained through this collaboration significantly helped in the further development of the product, highlighting the limitations of the production equipment and also potential design opportunities through the use of new forming techniques.
The prototype CAD model and 2D drawings were developed in Solidworks and used for the procurement of the proof of concept prototype. The final prototype was manufactured at the Trumpf UK factory in Luton with feedback gained from the subsequent testing of the design guiding the final stages of development before final manufacture.
The Carbon Filter Store supply replacement HEPA and Carbon Filters for re-circulatory (Ductless) Filtration Fume Cabinets, Fume Cupboards, Fume Hoods, Storage Cupboards and other clean air enclosures that use Activated Carbon to filter contaminants.
The final fume cupboard is manufactured from 0.8mm aluminium sheet, perforated with 15mm hexagonal vents. These design features, along with the product branding helped to separate and distinguish the product within the market. Material selection provides the filter with improved structural rigidity and superior build quality, enabling the product to be manufactured and sold in larger sizes.
Processes: Product design, Prototyping, Design visualisation, Design engineering, Manufacture