15 Jun 2015

Engineering

Objectives

The customer originally reached out to MME group for tooling services. The customer presented two prototypes of an innovative consumer product designed to hold the nozzle of a pneumatic hose commonly found in paint and auto body shops. After determining the customer’s needs, MME group designed a solution to combine the two products into one for an overall lower cost. Product design, tooling, sourcing and molding services were provided.

Delivered

  • Complete engineering redesign
  • Reduced product from two separate molds, fasteners and assembly operations down to one
  • Replaced high-cost engineering resins with lower cost materials
  • Procured materials and provide an exact color match to a neon green material
  • Laser engraved the logo onto the product. Client provided an artist’s sketch and MME group digitized it
  • Provided supply chain management

Results

MME group’s engineering team took the prototype from concept to market. The re-engineered design provided the customer with an overall lower cost for materials, tooling, molding, fasteners and assembly. In turn, allowing for a greater profit margin for the customer.