Industrial design combines applied art and science to develop product design solutions integrating form, usability, ergonomics, marketing, brand development, and sales. Conduit has developed a diverse range of products from concept through to manufacturing and marketing.
Exhibition design draws together architecture, sculpture, and industrial design to create new ways of interpreting content. It may range from creating fixtures and displays to large sculptures and architectural additions. Conduit has designed large public exhibitions, conferences, trade shows and temporary displays for businesses, museums, and galleries.
Conduit has extensive experience with reverse engineering, developing a robust workflow including translating raw 3D scan meshes into high-fidelity BREP 3D CAD models.
Conduit provides a wide range of fabrication services, from rapid prototypes to full production. In-house services include 3D printing, vacuum-forming, and CNC milling from two to five axes. Extended services include injection molded plastics, flexible foam, glass crystal, metals, and fine woodworking.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is used for detailed engineering of 3D models and 2D drawings of physical components. It is used throughout the design process from concept design and product layout through strength analysis and manufacturing. At Conduit, 3D CAD is an integral tool for both product and exhibition design.
Visualization is a key step in developing successful exhibits and products. Sketches, technical drawings, CAD renderings, and video animations are used for design-documentation and revision. Production level renderings and animations can also be used for marketing and brand development.
3D Scanning is the process of importing physical objects into the computer as a CAD file. This is a critical step when revising or reverse engineering existing products and checking manufacturing tolerances. Conduit employs two in-house scanning machines: a digitizing arm and a 3D laser scanner.