CAD and 3D Modelling is here to take your design to the next stage of development and is a crucial step in understanding how your product behaves three-dimensionally. CAD modelling is key to developing accurate prototypes and, further down the line, a manufacturable product.
Sketching can only take a product so far. To reach the desired end goal the design has to be put into a CAD/3D Model format so that it can be easily prototyped, and eventually manufactured.
To better understand how a concept translates to 3D, a promising design from the ideation phase will be quickly modelled to resemble the sketch it originates from.
This avoids spending large amounts of time on a detailed model, only for it to be scrapped. CAD modelling can be time consuming so where we can improve efficiency we will.
As the CAD process progresses we begin to refine the design, adding in functionality, appearance details, and solving any assembly problems that arise.
This can be both a long and short process, depending on the complexity of the product, and your vision for it. Sometimes leaving room for improvement paves the way for further innovation.
The journey from 3D to prototype can often be an arduous one filled with failed attempts and back-and-forth communication with manufacturers. At CodeFish we are happy to facilitate this process, whether it be with our in-house capabilities, or an external source.
Remember, whilst a failed prototype can be disheartening, it’s why we prototype. Better the product fail in this phase, than in the consumers hands.
Sometimes collaboration is needed on a product in development. Whether this is a particular service that is needed outside of what we offer, or knowledge that we do not possess.
We can liaise and collaborate with outside organisations to help ensure your product is the very best it can be. Design is about collaboration, and you never know what ideas and insights an external source can provide.
Appearance CAD Modelling is a stage used to rapidly model a concept without wasting too much time going into detail. The idea is that it could be further developed into something manufacturable at a later stage when necessary.
This style of model is suitable for presentations or marketing where manufacturing details are not necessary. The difference between an appearance model and one suitable for manufacturing could be measured in mere hours of extra work, to weeks depending on the product’s complexity.
Here we can work with other design agencies who are more focused on the detail design phase of product development, ensuring the vision you have for the product can be brought to market successfully, and at a high quality.
The detail design phase can be a long one, so we prefer to outsource to an agency that can focus their full attention on it and deliver something at an efficient pace.
The devil is in the details and we at CodeFish pride ourselves in our ability to take notice of these details. We can refine your chosen concept further, bringing the design closer to something that can be prototyped.
As part of this stage we can liaise with external groups for detail design assistance and manufacturing/prototyping.
At CodeFish we are no strangers to taking our 3D models to the prototyping phase. It’s a key stage in design development and we can never truly say the product will work until we see it actually work.
We will work with in-house and external capabilities to ensure your product works before it is released for production and sale.
Industrial Design is the process of designing a product or system with a key market or user in mind. We will work with you to understand your stakeholders and develop a marketable and usable product to suit.
Prototyping is one of the most, if not the most important stage in the development of a product, be it something physical, a software or system, or a plan of action. Prototyping your product shows you its limitations and where you can improve on it, ensuring your final product or system has minimal room for error and is suitable to user needs.
At CodeFish we are passionate about combining design and technology as we believe that they are one and the same. With the way of the future there is no design without technology and no technology without design and we pride ourselves on being able to offer both as a service.
The design process can be a convoluted and arduous journey. Wherever we can streamline the process and make it more efficient for both us and the client, we will. Our in-house 3D scanning capabilities have allowed us to streamline our concept to CAD approach, reduce the amount of prototyping needed, and improve accuracy on final deliverables.
Prototyping your product is key to ensuring it succeeds. Many skip this process as it can be expensive, however overlooking this stage can lead to further issues down the road, often costly ones. 3D printing is a fantastic and cost effective means of quickly prototyping your product, or parts of your product. At CodeFish Studio, we are gradually growing our in-house capabilities to offer this as a service.
Scoping workshops are a crucial phase of building successful products. You will have an opportunity to discuss goals and objectives with us. We will help bring ideas and concepts to life.
User Experience (UX) design is about creating value in the products that customers use. We use human centered design principles to establish user motivations and behaviours and address points of friction in user journeys.
User Interface (UI) design is about creating engaging visuals for your users. We believe successful design is about making the complex simple.
Custom web applications can boost your organisation’s day to day operations. Whether you’re building from scratch or evolving an existing platform, our development team will help you grow and improve as a business.
Mobile applications deliver speed optimised experiences to your customers that can deliver an enhanced user experience with easy communication.
Hardware products are extremely useful, but powering them up with smart technology can make them so much more desirable. We can help bring automation, remote connectivity and customisation to your product’s users.
Acting as your Chief Technical Officer (CTO) the CodeFish Studio team will take ownership of your technical needs and give you guidance and support when you need it.