As well as producing initial sketch layouts, concepts, designs and working prototypes, as part of the design and engineering development phase of the project, we were asked to asses the costs and feasibility of various manufacturing methods. We also supplied photo realistic CAD renderings of various styling and mechanical layout options to help the client's management team decide on the final product appearance, function, assembly and manufacturing method. A full suite of SolidWorks 3D CAD solid model files and 2D engineering drawings were then supplied for toolmaking, plastic injection moulding and manufacture.
Our new designs are fully patented, and launched to great acclaim from consumers and distributors. Goodwin have since been engaged to design more new products in the Pet Mate range.
Many of our clients are small local companies from the Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and Kent areas. One such is Pet Mate, a Surrey based firm who manufacture and market innovative products for pets and ponds. Their brief to us, was to work with them on the design and development of a range of new pressurised pond filters that can be installed out of sight and be easily cleaned whilst still in position.
We produced a novel engineering solution for a self cleaning filter, that does not need to be opened for cleaning. Our inventive new design has a unique three-way valve that uses the pressure produced by the pond pump to squeeze the dirt out of the filter. The more blocked the filter, the higher the cleaning pressure becomes. Finally, the valve is switched to flush out the slurry that can be used as fertiliser on the garden.