The Michael Graves Design Group (MGDG) will present how think3 (www.think3.com) has helped the company speed up design cycles at the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) National Conference on Oct. 28. Attendees will hear about how, after more than 800 products created for retail giant Target, MGDG continues to achieve speed-to-market. MGDG uses thinkdesign® and many of think3's services and technologies to design products from 2D sketches to finished parts.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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