The hands-on role of the designer in the industrial,digital,fashion and set design process is cumbersome. However, there's still a lot of work to do to maintain the design integrity through production. We allow you to see the role of our and also our affiliates partner factories to know precisely how the 3D CAD file we make for yu , or art direction gets turned into a physical product on the shelf? we are your factory, designer, CAD modeler and PM and we have digital collaboration tools that allow you to follow your product design through the remaining processes at the factory and into retail.
As you know Factories own or have access to machinery that can allow for better quality prototyping and one-off parts creation, along with the resources to cut tools. we may outsource certain aspects or components of a particularly complicated design to specialist companies and contacts. The method of selecting a factory often depends on the size of a product development company or agency. We have partnerships with factories including our own, while others have partial or full ownership, and some will do one off deals to manufacture a small run of product. Depending on the size of the company, factories like ours won’t always take on a job unless were doingtotal all inclusive branding or teh minimum order quantities are fixed and high. Often, a line of credit must be established to ensure costs are covered or, alternatively, a guaranteed order with an attached minimum order quantity (MOQ). The factories' business model may be on a development service charge basis or based on a cut of revenue.
As with most commodities, the cost of a product is often a leading factor in selecting where it'll be manufactured or how it will be recorded(film ,music). Cost of labor and materials are generally the largest cost incurred during production. A lot of manufacturing is still undertaken by my team here in the USA due to lower costs and your ability to see your solution made in real time. However, sometimes other considerations, such as the relative size of a product and its associated shipping costs or a particularly high requirement for quality, may dictate domestic manufacturing with us.
On receipt of the CAD or script, a period of study generally ensues with the factory or production crew analyzing the design, shot list, components therein and also beginning to get an idea of how the product will be assembled and manufactured and the canvas. this applies to interactive,. brick and mortar and fashion,set design or digital worlds.This can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks. The CAD will likely be rebuilt in our software and drive implementation and execution.
our or our partner factories will add draft angles, make markers(when it comes to fashion) do grading, fix any major issues with alterations for production techniques and even considerations for how the created goods will flow into the mold or assembly line. All of these factors can influence the shape and appearance of the design. me and my design team and Executive producers stay abreast of any changes made and we make sure we either offer alternatives to avoid major impacts on design or alter our design accordingly based on client feedback to accommodate manufacturing and aesthetics. As you know my team and I are experienced, designers, CAD modelers that ensure we lower the likelihood of major surprises and design impacts during production. then we make proof of concepts.