thinking beyond

In business and engineering, new product development (NPD) is the term used to describe the complete process of bringing a new product to market. As part of the steps involved in the NPD process, PDTS is involved in the concept development, product design, detail engineering, prototyping and short run production.

B-Safe Locking Device is a security product developed for use in and around the home, and is designed to fit any standard door.

The design and development of a plastic or metal enclosure that protects the mechanical or electrical components it is made up of and also provides aesthetic appeal to a product/device. Examples of these products are: The plastic covers on hand-held scanning units, interactive teaching books, kettles irons and other household equipment.

Interactive teaching book is an electronic unit that aids in teaching and training of children with learning difficulties. PDTS developed and manufactured the product enclosure.

These are mechanical devices, including tractors and implements, used in farming to enable the production of crops. The great variety of farming devices covers a wide range of complexity, from simple hand-held implements to the complex harvesters of modern mechanized agriculture.

Agricultural chisel plough, also known as a soil cultivator, is used as a farming tool to prepare soil for planting.

The design and manufacture of machines which can be used in the manufacturing process or in the processing of products, such as a paper core cutter or pill press.

Pill press, designed and manufactured for the production of compressed rat poison pellets.

Tools are the steel moulds needed for the manufacture of products or parts, either in plastic or steel. In the manufacture of e.g. a remote control, a set of steel tools are needed to manufacture the enclosures and different plastic components.

Various injection moulding tools designed and manufactured by PDTS.

Product development inspired by people, driven by innovation The Product Development Technology Station (PDTS) in cooperation with the Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM) provides first-class limited run/hybrid tooling solutions to individuals and SMMEs. Our quality customized tooling inserts are highly suitable when limited part quantities are needed or where changes to the tool will be made due to rapidly changing markets. At PDTS we realize that SMMEs do not always have the capacity to invest in large production moulds immediately. With limited run/hybrid tooling solutions, PDTS can assist you to convert your idea or final design into a physical model, quickly and cost-effectively, without sacrificing quality. Advantages of Limited Run Tooling:

  • Faster than conventional tooling
  • Tools easily modified
  • Reduce testing time
  • Tool life is shorter than conventional tools, which makes it highly suitable when only a limited number of runs are required

With Short Run Production you can achieve speed without sacrifice, and ensure a successful project from conception to completion!

Flag Holder, designed to attach onto the body of a vehicle to position a flag. The attachment of the device is achieved by means of a suction unit at the bottom.

Uploaded: 28 January 2020
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