The client is a long established manufacturer of electric fencing products. Hillside Product Design were commissioned to design and develop a new range of Line Energisers which would be modular in construction to enable solar, external battery, internal battery and mains powered versions to be configured for sale from a small kit of parts.
The project started with a 3D block model of the various configurations and initial sketches and ideas presented to the client, followed by a selection of concepts developed as CAD models.
The main considerations of this project were weatherproofing and being able to endure constant outdoor exposure, the strength of the product in withstanding accidental or deliberate impact from heavy livestock and minimising the overall appearance.
The final design was selected and developed using 3D CAD and rapid prototypes. Hillside Product Design arranged manufacture of the parts from 3D CAD data and 2D control drawings with full support for the toolmakers up to signing off.