Starting with a clean sheet of paper with a clear brief from our client, to resolve an issue within the construction industry.
Project aim: Create a battery operated construction tool to replace the manual task of tying rebars together using steel wire, within the environment of a construction site.
Initial step was to evaluate the requirements of the product and generate a design specification. For example:
- Size of the bars to be considered
- Orientation of the ties
- Weight distribution
- Environmental conditions
The tying process was broken down into steps, eg. feeding the wire around the bar, twisting the wire together, etc. Each step was investigated and a solution developed to address each challenge.
Concepts were evaluated in order to generate an initial design proposal. Design, manufacture and control system was developed within just 4 weeks.
Development of a working prototype was a major step in providing investors with the confidence to continue funding the project, which is now on its way to be a fully developed production solution.