We are first and foremost product designers, we take great pride in taking your ideas and turning them into reality.
With over 15 years experience in product design and development across various market sectors, we understand that the lines are blurring between industrial / product design and product launch. With production becoming more globalised we realise that it is more important to spend valuable time with our clients and increased time at the factories, rather than sitting behind a desk. This resulted in us becoming more flexible and mobile.
Realising product Conception to Production and Beyond
Before we put pen to paper or space mouse to CAD, we ask a load of questions to research your target markets, product life-cycles, usage requirements and specialist details such as patents and intellectual property.
THE BEST RESULTS ARE ACHIEVED FROM A COMPREHENSIVE UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS
Our process starts with sketching ideas fully exploring the extents of the product. Then switch to 3D modeling in the latest version of Solidworks, ensuring every concept we produce is fully manufacturable and hits all of your requirements.
Starting at a very early stage in the design process we take into account ergonomics, usability and product styling. At this stage we deliver several concepts fully exploring the potential for your ideas.
Taking time to think about material choice, colour and finish we pride ourselves on delivering great looking product which looks very similar to our initial concepts.
FROM INITIAL CONCEPTION TO FINAL PRODUCTION, DESIGN DEVELOPMENT IS A CONTINUOUS PROCESS
We can virtual test products in CAD to ensure each part is optimised and test 3D printed parts for fit function and ease of assembly, we even liaise with the factories to discuss making production & assembly easier without compromising your product.
Prototype & Product testing
3D PRINTING IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A VISUAL MODEL
We have many years of experience with 3D printing, and not just for prototype models. We can advise on functional part testing, rapid tooling techniques, 3D Scanning and even small batch production runs. We only use the best rapid prototyping vendors, so we can guarantee the use of the latest technology and materials aimed specifically at each project's needs.
We know that not everything was designed in CAD and that sometimes shaping things by hand to get a product just right is really important. This sometimes causes a bit of a headache integrating parts into a seamless product. This is why we offer reverse engineering from physical product to 3D CAD. We can either use one of our preferred suppliers using cutting edge technology to 3D scan your product or go ‘old school’ and recreate your product using more traditional techniques.
FOR A PRODUCT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IT ALSO HAS TO BE COMMERCIAL.
Built into our design process from a very early stage we work within your budgets. Using several techniques we analyse our designs to optimise material selection and usage.
We have an in-depth knowledge of many tooling techniques, meaning we design parts to the right criteria from the beginning of the design process. We liaise with key suppliers and tool makers every step of the way.
WE AIM TO MAKE PRODUCT MANUFACTURABLE WITH THE SIMPLEST TOOLING, KEEPING SET UP AND UNIT COSTS LOW AND GIVING THE BEST QUALITY PARTS.
Although we start to think about manufacturability from the very first concept we constantly evaluate designs to improve on manufacturing times and process.
OUR BASE IN HONG KONG GIVES US EASY & QUICK ACCESS TO AISA PACIFIC MANUFACTURE.
We can also save you time by evaluating samples in our Hong Kong office, giving direct feedback via video link.
By working in Asia Pacific time we maximize communication between you and the factory whilst also being available during office hours globally.
WITH FLUENT ENGLISH AND MANDARIN SPEAKERS IN THE OFFICE WE ENSURE NOTHING GETS LOST IN TRANSLATION!
We go further by offering marketing materials, user instructions & photo realistic renders of your product even before your product goes into production.
Offering bespoke design solutions for a globalised market
Squiggle Farm has been deliberately designed and established as a fast acting, versatile product design consultancy. We believe that in an ever evolving globalised economy, we can offer a better service by directly liaising between our clients and the manufacturer.
We are a U.K. based product design consultancy, with a studio in Hong Kong. Spending time between the UK and Asia gives us quick and easy access to the majority of Asia Pacific manufacturing, enabling us to spend valuable time at the product's source.