FD Group is a design and engineering society operating in fields such as packaging, automotive and rail transportations, as well as on the design of components and stamps related to plastic materials.
FD Group works on every stage of the design process, from defining guidelines to modeling single components and estimating feasibility. We design components and equipment related to packaging, automotive, rail transportation and mechanics in general, always meeting our Client’s needs, thanks to a team of experienced professionals.
FD Group’s structural organization immediately recognizes the resources needed to meet each specific design requirement, optimizing all production stages.
First, we try to understand our Client’s specific needs, his field of interest and work method. This is necessary to become part of their reality and understand where they’re coming from and what they need from us, in order to provide tailor-made solutions. We then identify the project’s key points on which we are to focus the most. The best solution arising from such research is then discussed with the Client itself and may be the result of mutual decisions, or the result of tests and verifications studied through test benches.
Consequently, the project is finalized, in accordance with current regulations, working on constructive drawings and the paperwork necessary for the production processes and the product’s launch on the market.
When it comes to engineering, FD Group strives to support companies operating in mechanics and associated fields. We work on: cold mechanics, industrial drawing, automation, equipment and all of the activities that are intertwined with the manufacturing of machinery and prototypes. We have become highly experienced by directly working on the field (food processing, packaging, automation, lifting, robotics, storage, automotive, tiles processing, automatic storage, etc.). Our wide range of expertise and versatile work techniques allow us to calmly deal with every aspect of a project’s development, no matter how complicated. FD Group is willing and perfectly capable of supporting you from the first stages of co-ideation, to the actual CAD designing, from project planning and feasibility analysis, to the choice of materials and the structural calculations, from choosing suppliers to design development and personnel training. All of this is deeply enriched by our willingness to collaborate, serious approach and unparalleled expertise and problem solving ability.
STAGES OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Defining the project’s requirements
Defining the needs that the product is supposed to answer, the goals and the planning related to the necessary actions to be taken
Competition research and production technologies analysis
Cost prediction and investment planning
Regulations and patents
Primary users traits and ergonomic constraints
Brainstorming and evaluation of proposed ideas, free-hand drawings
Production of study models
Virtual prototypes for more accurate evaluation
Evaluation of best proposals
Definition of technical details, choosing from a wide range of technologies that better meet the needs of the product and available budget
Check for requirements’ satisfaction
Functional and ergonomic analysis applied to prototypes manufactured through quick prototyping technologies
FD Group works as the middleman between Client and manufacturer, coordinating all that is necessary for the manufacturing and assembly
FD Group operates according to a Project Management method that is based on the creation of a common operative plan, for which activities are identified and thoroughly structured. Such activities may be related to the fulfillment of project stages delegated to autonomously-working groups, or to activities involving the research of the project’s key points and requirements. If necessary, we are willing to relocate our personnel within the Client’s facility for as long as deemed necessary.