Innovation

Innovation comes in many forms and from a variety of sources.  It needs to be embraced, encouraged and nurtured to realise its full potential. 

At 3SixtyLink we provide just the right environment for creative thinking to thrive, helping to transform the seed of an idea into a fully formed and functional working product, tested, manufactured and brought to market.

The entire process is tightly managed and controlled, leaving you free to concentrate on your business priorities.

Call us now on +44 (0) 1392 362111 to discuss your latest new product idea!

Concept

To quote Thomas Edison:

"Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration!"

Ideas don’t come easily, so every 3SixtyLink project is undertaken in the same meticulous way, developing initial concept sketches which are practical yet unique.

We consider and discard many ideas before presenting the most suitable and appropriate selection to our customers. 

At this stage we often take just one or two concepts forward to 2D rendering and technical evaluation of materials, tooling, colourways etc.

Every aspect of the design process can be undertaken by 3SixtyLink, from initial product design through to formulation of fill (if appropriate) and even branding and packaging when required.

3SixtyLink help you to get unique products designed and brought to market from a ‘one source supplier’ - contact us now on +44 (0) 1392 362111 to see how we can turn your ideas into a reality! 

Practical Design

A prime consideration in all 3SixtyLink developments is 'fitness for purpose'.

We always ask "Does the product function to its highest possible level of efficiency, as well as fit the bill visually and ergonomically?"

Whether for industrial or domestic use, the process is always the same. In the early stages we ask and consider the following key questions:

  • What are the likely tooling costs?
  • Will it be easy to assemble?
  • Is the product designed to be robust?
  • Will it maintain its quality?
  • Will it withstand consumer abuse?
  • Is the product safe?

  • Can we maximise the products performance?
  • What are the best materials to use?
  • What environmental impact will the product have?
  • Can consumables and spare parts be easily fitted?
  • Does the product meet the required price parameters?

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Starting with initial concept sketches, we work closely with our customers through each of the detailed design phases.  In this way our clients get the best end result, one which they have been involved with at each stage of the design process.

Once a design concept has been established, we create 2D and 3D CAD renderings and solid models where required.

After fine tuning the product design, complete CAD drawings are then used to produce precision tooling to the exact specification required for each product.

Let us help make your ideas a reality!

The Right Materials

Science and technology are in constant progression, with new materials and advanced manufacturing processes regularly changing the products that we can make and the applications they can be used for. 

At 3SixtyLink we continuously update our knowledge base of materials and manufacturing techniques, ensuring your product will not only look the part but will always perform at its very best. 

All components are optimised during the design process to work efficiently and use as little raw material as possible, reducing cost and environmental impact. Where possible we design for recycling and for easy replacement of consumable parts.

3Sixty has a wealth of knowledge within its organisation, gained from many years’ experience in industry and commerce.  Where specialist knowledge is required we can also call upon a wide network of experts and partners around the globe for additional insight and support. 

Intellectual Property

New ideas are valuable and as such should be protected whenever and wherever they can be. 

We can evaluate each idea from an Intellectual Property (IP) perspective and provide advice as to how to best protect your concept. We can assist with:

  • Patent applications, for the concept and specific actions of the invention

  • Design registrations

  • Trade Mark Opportunities  

We work with experienced partners across IP and protecting ideas need not be expensive or time-consuming.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is always of paramount importance, protecting the ideas and interests of all parties.

We strongly recommend the implementation of joint development, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements at the start of each project. 

Our working practice is one of complete discretion, ensuring our customers interests are protected at every stage of the development process and beyond.

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Need help with your product? Call us now on +44 (0) 1392 362111