Skia Sweet Spot Ski Trainer
We helped Start-up Company SkiA develop their launch product from an initial idea for a “dry-land” based ski training aid to a production reality.
The trainers fit onto all sizes of ski boot and help users learn essential balance skills that improve turning efficiency and develop better skiing technique. They include a series of different sized balance blocks that provide increasingly difficult challenges to teach perfect posture, promote dynamic movement and guide centred pivoting.
The Foot Plate component design cleverly combines a rigid platform with flexible sections that adjust to the shape of any boot.
We developed the design from initial concepts, through test rigs and fully detailed 3D CAD models to working SLS prototypes for extensive performance testing. We designed the product packaging and sourced, supplied and managed manufacture of the production tooling and finished boxed products from our network of Far East partners.
"Design 4 Plastics have been absolutely integral to the development of our first product. Quite simply, the SkiA Sweetspot Trainer would not have happened without them"
SkiA Company Founder.
Easyline Edge Line Marking System
Starting with an open brief to develop a replacement for ITW ROCOL’s aerosol spray line applicator we came up with an innovative, patented solution that offers many advantages over anything else on the market.
Easyline Edge can produce 50, 75 or 100mm wide lines from a single aerosol can thanks to our clever spray nozzle design and easily variable applicator geometry. The lines produced are kept clean and crisp with replaceable spray masks and a battery powered airflow system that directs paint over-spray back within the line. The handle adjusts to suit the user and the rear legs can be folded in to allow marking close to walls and racking.
We developed the design from concepts, through test rigs, fully detailed 3D CAD models, rapid prototypes and development injection mould tools to fine tune the spray nozzle. We managed manufacture of all the injection mould tools and product assembly for the initial production batches.
“The team at Design 4 have helped us create the market leading product in Line Marking, massively increasing our sales”
ROCOL site safety product manager.
RAINWATER TERRACE WATER BUTT
Rainwater Terrace water butt is a new concept in rainwater collection promoting the reuse of valuable rainwater and “grow your own” sustainability.
The unique patented modular design has distinct advantages over other water butts on the market. Rainwater Terrace® not only saves the householder money by reusing rainwater in the garden, its unique integrated plant growing system makes it an attractive addition to any home.
Transportation is not an issue as all the parts nest within each other creating a compact package that’s easily transportable in a small car.
The Rainwater Terrace® is built to last. Injection moulded in heavy gauge UV stable plastic, these strong durable components have excellent impact strength and are manufactured to perform in all weather conditions. Requiring no special tools or complicated plumbing Rainwater Terrace® is very simple and quick to install.
Located above ground it can be installed on completion of a new-build and requires very little maintenance (If any!). There are many rainwater collection systems on the market; none have the finesse and visual impact of the Rainwater Terrace®
Rainwater Terrace water butt comes in 4 sizes/colours including black, black/dark green black/bright green and black/duckegg blue
Rainwater Terrace water butts come in a range of sizes and colours to suit the space available.