Concept Model     

Identify design issues early on

Concept models are a fast and efficient way to identify issues and challenges with a design very early in the product development process.

Catching problems at the design stage has proven to be substantially more cost effective than correcting the mistakes at the tooling or production phase.

Formero employs three key additive technologies for the production of its concept models. These are Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stereolithography (SLA) and Objet 3D printing. The actual model production process differs between the technologies, but the similarities are  that the models are built up layer by layer.

 

Benefits:

  • Fast delivery – concept models can be dispatched within a day of receiving the CAD data

  • Allows for ergonomic and shape studies of the design

  • Clients and other members of the design team can fully understand the pros and cons of design concepts, making the consensus process easier and faster