Our knowledge of design, engineering and manufacturing means we’re not constrained by preconceptions and we never design to a set of rules. Instead, we believe anything is possible. Any product, any process, any material. A new aesthetic, a new device, a new mechanism. From ideation through to manufacturing, we work with companies on all phases of a project, innovating at every turn.
We understand the business values that motivate our customers, and can apply our design process with precision. 3fD has many clients that have felt more dynamic having us as an extension to their own resources.
We are sought by our clients to give vision to their aspirations, combine our knowledge with theirs, and facilitate the calm execution of developing a product. It is the client that gives reason to the work, so it is essential that we keep the client close to the process.
To do this, we divide the design process into a series of stages that allow progress to be monitored, and budgets managed.
Each stage is clearly defined in terms of the objectives, the deliverables, and the cost. At any stage in a project you will know what you are paying for, and when you will get it. No work is carried out without client approval.
We offer our experience and guidance in the design process to avoid problems, and provide knowledge for informed choice. The structure of these stages is both logical and learned, but can be adapted to fit in with client project plans, and tailored to individual needs.
Our stage gate structure is recorded by bespoke software to provide a fully accountable system according to ISO 9000 and BS EN 13485 guidelines.
The natural creativity of the individuals in the 3fD product design team is continually enriched by the sheer variety of challenges and projects that come through the door. Our studio is a melting pot for ideas, drawn from a diverse range of industries and clients - from large corporations to talented entrepreneurs who come to us with novel ideas to develop.
The demands on our creativity are not simply for our visual sensitivity, but for our knowledge of trends, human behaviour, engineering and science. We are responsible for illustrating beauty as well as devising clever mechanisms, and we excel at both. We are at our best when we’re presented with a seemingly impossible design challenge to solve and we use the diverse talents, passions and expertise of our team to come up with a brilliant solution that nobody else has thought of.