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BDI Lab supports SMEs in reducing design, engineering and prototyping related costs using 3D digital twins, simulation and virtual reality learning. 

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"Crazy how fast we got to  market with BDI, I can't recommend these guys enough."

"This team of designers think on a different level, true innovation."

"Always my go-to for 3D scanning, real experts and very knowledgeable."

  "Team BDI quoted me super fast and  delivered a massive 1.7metre high print in just 5 days!"

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Jason, 3D Artist

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​Discover how the talented team at BDI Lab can support your project and bring your product ideas to life. We specialise in not only developing products, but also the best strategy to benefit your launch and ongoing business. Our in house artists & designers are well versed at starting the product design process with creative sketch rounds. We develop a wide range of lo-fi concepts and hold focus groups to ensure the problem and solution are fully understood before we start investing time in detailed design. 

What Is product design?

 

Product design is the process of identifying a market opportunity, clearly defining the problem, developing a proper solution for that problem and validating the solution with real users.

Design thinking is a method for the practical resolution of problems. It has become a popular approach to creating products. 

Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology and the requirements for business success.

Good designers have always applied design thinking to product design (whether physical or digital) because it’s focused on end-to-end product development, and not just the “design phase” part.

Below is an outline of the areas in product development we are well versed in supporting.

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  • Concept sketch development. 

  • Initial Photoshop renders

  • Rough concept CAD model creation. 

  • High resolution rendered images. 

  • Development of engineered designs.

  • Production quality CAD model creation. 

  • Hand calculation to validate designs.

  • Finite element analysis to test structures.

  • Computational fluid dynamics. 

  • Drafting technical drawings for manufacture. 

  • In house prototyping. 

  • Production supplier management.

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High Accuracy

Reverse

Engineering

Motorsport engineering has always been at the core of BDI Precision's skill set. We were contacted by members of the BRSCC & MSA to optimise various components within the stringent rules and regulations of their competitions. We used our knowledge of reverse engineering to optimise parts for weight and flow. An example of an area where we were able to reduce vehicle weight and increase engine power output was in the high flow performance exhaust manifold we developed. Welded from the highest quality, hardest wearing aircraft grade T304 steel these performance exhaust are a must for front runners. This process of re-engineering parts can be applied to any standard exhaust manifold to produce significant gains in power.  

 

Going beyond the drawing board we use computational models to analyse and optimise our designs. The use of software allows us to save material, time and cost in the product development process. We can ensure parts will be up to the job before we even finish the design process and we do this with unprecedented accuracy.

Using a wide range of CAD software allows us to take on the most challenging reverse engineering and sculptural CAD design challenges. These models can then be used to reproduce highly detailed parts by a number of production techniques. If you need NURBS data or you want to develop some specific geometry from your scan data we are very happy to help with that too.

  • Concept sketch development. 

  • Initial Photoshop renders

  • Rough concept CAD model creation. 

  • High resolution rendered images. 

  • Development of engineered designs.

  • Production quality CAD model creation. 

  • Hand calculation to validate designs.

  • Finite element analysis to test structures.

  • Computational fluid dynamics. 

  • Drafting technical drawings for manufacture. 

  • In house prototyping. 

  • Production supplier management.

  • Inspection.

  • Build and cycle testing. 

Bespoke

Product

Development

Merging design, technology, style and comfort in a totally new way, Quintessence Yachts has encapsulated the best of all worlds in the stunning new AM37 powerboat.

Since it's inception BDI Lab has supported Quintessence Yachts & Aston Martin with the creation of the AM37. 

Every once in a while, something radically different from the norm is introduced to the world which alters people’s perceptions. In the powerboat industry this game-changing moment has now arrived as earth meets water in the most spectacular way imaginable.

Our in house artists & designers are well versed at starting the product design process with creative sketch rounds. We develop a wide range of lo-fi concepts and hold focus groups to ensure the problem and solution are fully understood before we start investing time in detailed design. 

Using a wide range of CAD software and digital sketching tools allows us to take on the most difficult design & engineering challenges. We have produced industry leading technical solutions to some of the world most difficult problems. Our experts have experience of analysing airflow around a drone in-flight and the stress applied to a cycle helmet during a crash. All of this knowledge and understanding means we can get the best possible solution to your particular product idea. 

The AM37 powerboats combine the highest degree of technology and innovation in a unique manner that is sure to delight those who seek the best sports car features in a luxury powerboat. The design revolves around more than style alone. A holistic approach to weight distribution and balance combine with the high-tech composite materials used in the construction of the stepped hull to provide the type of comfort Aston Martin car owners expect.

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Fluid dynamics &

finite element analysis

Using the latest software tools we can simulate your entire product assembly and all the interactions between parts. We can analyse how much material is needed in specific areas and optimise parts for weight. We also have the ability to analyse fluid flow, we have done this around multiple blades and wing elements simultaneously leading to complete system optimisation. 

Going beyond the drawing board we use computational models to analyse and optimise our designs. The use of software allows us to save material, time and cost in the product development process. We can ensure parts will be up to the job before we even finish the design process and we do this with stunning accuracy.

BDI Lab has exactly the right digital tools for the job, and we really know how to use them. We have tested hundreds of structures and generated dozens of wing profiles whilst developing industry leading products for some of the world's foremost product brands. 

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical analysis and data structures to analyze and solve problems that involve fluid flows. The mathematical model varies in accordance with the content of the problem such as heat transfer, mass transfer, phase change, chemical reaction, etc. Moreover, the reliability of a CFD analysis highly depends on the whole structure of the process. The verification of the mathematical model is extremely important to create an accurate case for solving the problem. Besides, the determination of proper numerical methods to generate a path through the solution is as important as a mathematical model.

Finite element analysis (FEA) is a computerized method for predicting how a product reacts to real-world forces, vibration, heat, fluid flow, and other physical effects. Finite element analysis shows whether a product will break, wear out, or work the way it was designed. It is called analysis, but in the product development process, it is used to predict what is going to happen when the product is used. FEA works by breaking down a real object into a large number (thousands to hundreds of thousands) of finite elements, such as little cubes. Mathematical equations help predict the behavior of each element.

  • Using generative part design we can optimise autonomously.

  • Save cost in both the design and testing phase.

  • Reduce production costs by optimising material usage.

  • Save weight by reducing material usage. 

  • Predict failure modes that can not be physically tested.

  • Understand flow characteristics without a wind tunnel.

  • Get more accurate results over a wide range of conditions.

  • Support legal documentation with proven calculations

  • Visualise a products performance to support merchandising.

 

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The BDI Lab offers a complete product development service. Our commitment is to provide the resources and expertise you need to succeed. From making strategic decisions to sketch development and engineering prototypes, we are here to help. Take a look around our site and get in touch to discuss your project. We offer a competitive advantage: Using workflows developed over the last 10 years we draw on techniques used in a wide range of industries, from Motorsport and animation to sculpture and theoretical physics; We owe this to our team and their diverse and deep knowledge. An optimised workflow means we pass cost and time savings on to you, the customer.

  • Our services are priced more competitively than many other engineering, 3D scanning and 3D printing services. 

  • BDI Lab have experience in many different sectors and share this knowledge between projects. 

  • Our supplier base is second to none having worked with top brands for many years.  

  • We have a reactive team on standby and can turn your job around on the same day if needed.

  • All of our services are quoted as fixed price jobs with flexible terms.

  • Our team have developed techniques for 3D scanning delicate and complex objects over the last decade. 

  • Customer satisfaction is a must at BDI Lab. If you are not satisfied we will keep working until you are. 

  • Our equipment is fully portable so we can scan objects at location, alternatively you are always welcome at our offices. 

  • We will provide you CAD data in a useable sealed mesh format: .STL .OBJ .STEP .IGES or .X_T. 

  • We can create NURBS models of any scan data to ensure the scan is easy for you to pick up and work with. 

  • Our design team can make changes to your mesh data or start engineering parts directly if required. 

  • We have engineers in countries all around the globe completing design tasks 24/7.

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Our team is ready to support your design and engineering project. Get in touch by filling out the form below or give us a call to discuss how we can help.

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