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1:1 Model Making

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Final year Product Design projects are currently going through the model making, test rigging and proving stages.

Its imperative that ideas are tested at 1:1 scale early on and then throughout the design project. Students working on small hand held or desk top sized products can often create fast and cheap models whereas larger products can take considerable time to make. In a bid to speed up the large model making process I have introduces a technique I have been using for many years now where chicken wire mesh is used to create both surface materials and components. Chicken wire can be rolled up to make tubes that resemble steel tube or laid flat to simulate sheet materials. The added bonus of chicken wire is that is can be 'sculpted' into organic, zoomorphic shapes quickly and effectively.

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1:1 Model Making

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Final year Product Design projects are currently going through the model making, test rigging and proving stages.

Its imperative that ideas are tested at 1:1 scale early on and then throughout the design project. Students working on small hand held or desk top sized products can often create fast and cheap models whereas larger products can take considerable time to make. In a bid to speed up the large model making process I have introduces a technique I have been using for many years now where chicken wire mesh is used to create both surface materials and components. Chicken wire can be rolled up to make tubes that resemble steel tube or laid flat to simulate sheet materials. The added bonus of chicken wire is that is can be 'sculpted' into organic, zoomorphic shapes quickly and effectively.

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1:1 Model Making

When designing large scale products like furniture, baths, washing machines and cars model making can become difficult, especially when there is the need to make relatively quick and 'cheap' models that can easily and rapidly be changed. Making models when designing is a vital aspect of the design and development process. It has been said that if a picture is worth 1000 words then a model is worth 1000 pictures!

Here we see final year Unitec Product Design Student Andy Chang roughing out his ideas for his bath design – he is essentially sketching in 3D. By utilizing 'chicken' wire mesh he can create sculptural surfaces that can be manipulated by hand and re-manipulated to test out ideas, dimensions and aesthetics. The next stage will be to cover the model is paper or fabric to show a 'solid' surface and see how the visual volume looks and feels within a domestic interior.

CAD modeling will be employed to look at liquid volume, colours, angles and mould making posibilities.

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