Product design and development service Trend Technologies plastics

By: Trend Technologies  05/12/2011

Product design and development – get specialist help

Automotive interior lighting. Trend involved from concept to delivery

You can ensure the lowest possible cost and the fastest time to market by involving our design and development engineers at the earliest stage of your product’s development.

Over the years our designers have worked with product design and development experts in some of the most innovative companies in the world. They have provided valuable inputs into the form and function of the final products.

You may not have resources or specialist skills in your company to maximise the design potential of plastics in your devices or assemblies. This is where Trend Technologies can help.

Specialist designers

Our design engineering team are all specialists in polymer engineering and tooling technologies. They have the experience and expertise to play a key role in your product design and development projects.

The benefit is that you achieve the most innovative solution at the best possible product cost. You design and develop products and components that can be manufactured with reliable and cost-effective processes.

Today, more than ever before, reducing “time to market” is a critical success factor for any company.  Trend Technologies can help here too.

Short lead-times

We have an exceptional network of development partners and considerable purchasing power within this network. This means that we can achieve remarkably short lead-times within the product development life cycle.

Within two to three weeks of order, you can have real components in the correct polymer grade available for assessment.

With our early input into product design and our involvement in material selection, you can be sure that the first samples from the prototype tools will be accurate representations of the final design.

The Trend Technologies product design and development offer includes:

  • Product design
  • Design for manufacture (DFM)
  • Moldflow and other computer simulation tools
  • Rapid prototype tooling
  • Material selection, testing and analysis
  • Design validation and product characterisation
  • Design failure modes and effects analysis (DFMEA)
  • In-house metrology centre
  • Focus factory (your own space on our site)

Other products and services from Trend Technologies


Our services - plastics manufacturing

Trend Technologies provides a full range of manufacturing services, from design and development through to injection moulding and supply chain management. Precision injection moulding – with over 30 years of experience we offer world-class service in precision injection moulding. At each stage our expert team works closely with our clients to meet their requirements for excellent results.


Tooling and automation expertise, tool design, Trend Technologies

Working together, our tooling and automation engineers will develop a total solution which will save you money over the life of the project, and minimise risk to the supply chain. At Trend Technologies our engineers never decide on a tooling solution without also looking at all options to automate the production process.


Product validation services, medical device validation

If you are introducing a new product, our team will liaise with you to develop and agree validation protocols to cover all aspects of the qualification process, including moulds, machines, materials, processes and equipment. We have a deep understanding of these sectors, and the need to meet exacting product requirements and comply with international standards and regulatory guidelines.