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HOZELOCK Mk2 Hose End Fittings Range (1986) Design a new range of hose end fittings to replace the existing range, the new range will include: Hose Connector, Water Stop, Hose Mender, Spray Nozzle, Double Spigot, Tap Connectors (BSP & NPT). Responsible for the design & development of the products, the manufacture & testing of engineering prototypes & models, The determination of product specifications & operating parameters, Initial product costings. The new design hose connector contains no metal parts & less parts than it’s predecessor, snap fits make it quick & easy to assemble.
HOZELOCK 3 Way Valve For Garden Use (1987) Design & Develop a 3 way valve for garden use, the product must be styled to compliment the existing “tap end” fittings in the range, be cost effective & ergonomically pleasing in order to compete against competitors products. Project Budget: £30,000.00 Responsible for: · The design & development of the product. · The manufacture & testing of engineering prototypes & models · The determination of product specifications & operating parameters. · Initial product costings. The design made use of “plate valve” technology & is designed to operate at pressures up to 10 bar at ambient temperatures. A significant issue that had to be overcome was the problem of the valve plate welding to the valve body when the cap & body were assembled, this was overcome by manufacturing the valve body in ABS & the valve plate in Filled PP, when the parts were assembled the welding operation caused the PP filler to migrate to the surface thus negating the weld at this point.
HOZELOCK Modular Pond Pump And Filter System (1988) To design & develop a range of pond pumps & filters which are an evolution of the current “CASCADE” range of products. The new products must establish a strong corporate identity or "family image" the key elements of the design philosophy being: Eye catching futuristic image Corporate identifiable range with "family look" Simple 'soft line' styling Integrated modular construction of pumps & accessories Commonality of major components Use of lightweight plastic components Incorporation of new component & manufacturing technologies where appropriate Enhancement of cost competitiveness Incorporation of new USPs Maintenance of traditional perception of good reliability Project Budget: £40,000.00 Responsible for: Product styling, The design & development of the product, The manufacture & testing of engineering prototypes & models, The determination of product specifications & operating parameters, Initial product costings. The project was completed to the “finalise design” stage when I left the company. The products are now being marketed.
Design & Detail Design A New Fibre Tip Pen (Mike Devine). (2009) Commissioned to design a revolutionary new type of fibre tip pen for kids. Mike Devine is an inventor who has come up with a unique pen concept, it is my remit to engineer the design and produce fully detailed drawings and Stereo lithographic parts so the client can demonstrate the pen to prospective licensees.
Bicycle Headset (2009) Commissioned to design the part and produce 3D CAD models so the client can demonstrate his product to prospective investors with a view to taking the parts through to production when financial backers are in place.
Bicycle Quick Release (2009) Commissioned to design the part and produce 3D CAD models so the client can demonstrate his product to prospective investors with a view to taking the parts through to production when financial backers are in place.
Bicycle Seat post Clamp (2009) Commissioned to design the part and produce 3D CAD models so the client can demonstrate his product to prospective investors with a view to taking the parts through to production when financial backers are in place.
Energy Drink Wrist Band (2011—2012) Commissioned to design from artists sketches a strap that holds a disposable energy drink “bottle” and produce 3D CAD models so the client can demonstrate his product to prospective investors with a view to taking the parts through to production when financial backers are in place. The drink is intended for active people with Diabetes—such as swimmers.
Bath Toy (2013) Commissioned to Model in 3D CAD from conceptual sketches the 2 variants of the product so working pre- production prototypes can be manufactured.
Table (2013) Commissioned to Design a Table to the clients specification, including: Variable sized hole in table top Adjustable height legs Mirror with rotating feature Spring loaded pedal feature Able to carry 80 kg load And to supply 2D drawings and part specifications so pre-production prototypes can be manufactured.
AWT Limited 2019