4D Products Ltd

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4D Products are a small to medium product design consultancy delivering innovative solutions for clients in high-tech industries.

4D Products were keen to explore how the expertise and technology assets available from the VEC could benefit their design process and support their client projects.

They approached the VEC to help support a client who wished to develop a portable light source.  Using data provided by 4D Products, the VEC developed a virtual prototype of the product, highlighting capabilities in assessing human factors to assist with design optimisation.

The model developed helped to design out the risk of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSJ) for a cross section of potential users.

The expertise capabilities and facilities available at the VEC would not usually be available, cost effectively to small -medium sized consultancy businesses and accelerated the design process and the quality both design optimisation and usability - providing a ‘right first time solution.’

As a result 4D were appointed as design suppliers, increased turnover by 20% year on year and extended their number of product design associates.

Key benefits include:

  • Improved design outcome
  • Cost effective access to technology and expertise
  • Supporting business growth and maintaining competitive advantage.

View 4D Products website http://www.4dproducts.co.uk