Product Designer
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Blink

A promotional eye shadow power pallet designed as a 3 week project with manufacture to be completed in a 4 week window.

The product was designed to be manufactured from three injection moulded components with a standard part godet, and a production run of 500,000 units.

The product was fully costed through the use of injection moulding analysis. The part was analysed to optimise cycle times decisions were made on the use of hot/cold runner systems, number of cavities in the mould, cycle time (wet and dry) based on machine, and material choice.

The result of this was hot runner moulds with 4/8 cavities per shot depending on the part. This produced cycle times of approximately 20 seconds.

Including standard parts, tooling, labour and machine time, the cost per unit was £0.42.

Existing products.

Existing products.

Existing products on the market were researched to see the materials they were manufactured from, the style and materials they were made from.

Testing designs.

Testing designs.

After initial concepts are drawn up, FDM/SLA printed models were used to explore different concepts.

Final design verification.

Final design verification.

A full SLA printed model was used to verify the final design.

Simulation to verify design.

Simulation to verify design.

Plastics analysis was done using PTC Creo’s Plastic Advisor to ensure parts were mould able using a suitable injection moulding machine. This led to adjustments to the design where required to reduce cooling times and shrinkage.

Product breakdown.

Product breakdown.

The final design was to be manufactured from HIPS with a black Masterbatch additive for the bottom two components. A standard part godet would be stuck into the powder palette and the logo screenprinted onto the lid of the packaging.

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