PDR IS ONE OF EUROPE'S LEADING PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCIES, OFFERING THE FULL SPECTRUM OF DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS REQUIRED TO TAKE NEW PRODUCTS TO MARKET EFFECTIVELY.
Driven by a highly skilled team of designers, engineers and technicians, PDR's in-house design studios and rapid prototyping facilities are fully equipped to provide leading edge product design and development support at any stage of your product's life cycle.
This unique ability to balance design, engineering and manufacturing excellence with end user consideration, has produced many innovative award-winning solutions for companies both large and small. PDR has won 18 of the world's largest and most prestigious international awards for its clients including 'Red Dot', 'iF' and the US's highly sought after 'IDEA' (International Design Excellence Award).
With 20 years experience PDR has worked with a wide range of sectors including medical, rehabilitation, marine, consumer, commercial, security, aerospace and automotive - providing the expertise they require to develop commercially successful products that satisfy and exceed all the functional and aesthetical requirements to prosper in their chosen marketplace.
PDR is unique, combining the latest research and knowledge with world renowned consultancy. With extensive design, research, user insight, usability, prototyping and workshop facilities in-house, PDR brings together the latest technologies and facilities to create unparalleled capability.¿
PDR is host to one of the fullest portfolios of expertise, knowledge and technology in Europe today. Our service portfolio includes:
- Conceptual design and idea generation
- Interface design Product/industrial design
- Mechanical design/engineering Design for manufacture
- Supplier selection and support
- Verification and validation planning
- Mouldflow and tool design
- Rapid prototyping Precision metal/VAC casting
- 3D Scanning/reverse engineering
- Consumer insight Market research
- New product opportunity and identification
- Innovation management
- Market and technical feasibility
- Colour and style research
- Environmental and eco design
- Route to market analysis
- Knowledge transfer
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT:
- Market research
- Contract research
- Ethnographic analysis
- Observational studies
- Interaction & UI design
- Usability Studies
PDR has been a pioneer of rapid prototyping and manufacturing technologies for over 20 years and our in house workshops encompassing both prototype and rapid low volume production parts in a variety of polymers and metals is an integral part of what we do.
Our facilities and expertise is extensive encompassing many different technologies, materials and processes.
The ability to produce accurate parts rapidly and at low cost is an essential component in both markets where traditional higher volume manufacturing routes are not viable and where proving and testing components prior to more significant tooling investment is required.
We undertake the full range of product design activity needed to take a product from its conception through to successful market launch and beyond. We repeatedly develop solutions that connect to users and shake up markets. We do this consistently to budget, on time and to target margin.
Our work is thorough, focussed and highly creative from initial research and insight right through to detail engineering, tooling and manufacturing implementation. We develop practical, commercially successful solutions, minimising risk and maximising market impact and margin.
With more than 18 major international design awards won for the companies we work with PDR is internationally recognised as a leading product design and development consultancy.
PDR's medical application group has over 15 years experience of working in medical modelling. Through the application of cutting-edge product development techniques and close collaboration with healthcare professionals we are able to provide services and products which are tailored to individual patient needs.
Our services include:
- Access to clinical and engineering knowledge
- Experts in processing medical scan data
- Defect contouring for surgical reconstruction
- Patient-specific device design and fabrication
- Medical models for surgical planning
- Prosthetic reconstruction
- Dental device design and fabrication