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Mark Marzouk

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  1. Hi All,

     

    Its been a while since i have been on here, I have missed it actually :P

     

    I have been really busy with a lot of different projects. I wanted share my latest project with you, the Alpha Bottle. www.alphabottle.com

     

    I have just launched it on to Kickstarter to get some help with funding the project. We will be going into production either way, but it is a very exciting way to introduce the product to people.

     

    Please check out the Kickstarter page and feel free to donate :D

     

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marzouk/alpha-bottle

     

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    Hope you like guys. Feedback is appreciated as usual :)


  2.  

    Hi Streamliner,

     

    It is a lot of work handling every stage of design and manufacturing but I do enjoy it.

    All the above products are PP. Melt flows will be decided upon trials when I go to China next month.

    I have learned a lot over the past few years in regard to design and manufacturing, I understand what you are saying about the forms and there not being a strong theme with the new products. The real reason is that I have had so many problems with manufacturing issues that I wanted to keep designs simple and functional. The colander and mixing jug are in the same collection and will be packaged the same, but I wanted a square colander so it would be larger and unique on the market....and I didn't want a squared mixing jug as it simply wouldn't work well.

    Designs are simple with a lot of thought put into wall thickness and moldability.

     

    You are right about the mixing jug having a measure etched on the inside, I wanted to add this but to be honest I didn't know how to calculate it as the shape is not regular.

    Also the handle of the mixing jug isn't as serious as it might look. I have used jugs with handles like this before and they work fine.

     

    Hi, Me again!.

     

    How long have you been doing this?, I mean, Designing and producing your own things?

     

    As I said before, I just started a year and a half ago to create a product and I've been involved in every aspect (from concept design to manufacturing), right now I had a lot of issues with the mould, I had to change the design a lot in order to be injectable.

     

    I hope you do well, regards,

     

     

    Hi, hope is well.

     

    I have been doing this for about 4 years. I posted some of my very first designs on this forum. A clothes peg and a hanger. they have not been in production for 4 years. I studied product design in university and I have been mainly self taught about designing products for injection moulding. It would be good to see your designs.


  3. Ok, so I did it.

     

    What I did is:

    • Offset the surface of the jug and made it a solid body that was 10 cups in mass
    • Sliced the solid one cup's volume at a time
    • Found the overall length of the profile curve and divided it up.

    This took me quite some time as every slice had a different cutting height as you can see in the image.

     

    it was a pain in the ass but its done now and my mould maker can handle the rest :)

     

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  4. Hi Streamliner,

     

    It is a lot of work handling every stage of design and manufacturing but I do enjoy it.

    All the above products are PP. Melt flows will be decided upon trials when I go to China next month.

    I have learned a lot over the past few years in regard to design and manufacturing, I understand what you are saying about the forms and there not being a strong theme with the new products. The real reason is that I have had so many problems with manufacturing issues that I wanted to keep designs simple and functional. The colander and mixing jug are in the same collection and will be packaged the same, but I wanted a square colander so it would be larger and unique on the market....and I didn't want a squared mixing jug as it simply wouldn't work well.

    Designs are simple with a lot of thought put into wall thickness and moldability.

     

    You are right about the mixing jug having a measure etched on the inside, I wanted to add this but to be honest I didn't know how to calculate it as the shape is not regular.

    Also the handle of the mixing jug isn't as serious as it might look. I have used jugs with handles like this before and they work fine.


  5. Hi all,

     

    Been a while since I have posted. :)

     

    I just wanted to ask if any of you have any experience manufacturing products in China.

     

    I already manufacture my injection moulds in China and then ship them to Egypt where I do the production.

     

    I need to find a factory in China that I can send my existing moulds to so they can product my plastic parts.

     

    If anybody can help that would be great.

     

    Thanks guys.

     

    my products can be see here: http://www.facebook.com/mdesignegypt


  6. Rapid prototyping of a new idea is essential.

     

    I design and manufacture my own products here in Egypt.

     

    check out my products here.

    http://mdesignegy.tumblr.com/

     

    I made many prototypes for the clothes peg because getting the size correct was extremely important.

    I also made a prototype for the clothes hanger, I discovered later that this wasnt really necessary but these were my first two products so I was new to everything.

     

    Then I started to design the dinnerware set, as these products are already existing in the market I decided not to make prototypes as it wouldnt give me any feedback on the size etc.

    Also with the tray, I didnt make a prototype because it would not benefit me and would cost a lot.

     

    So bottom line is, if your product is unique you need to make a prototype as you will learn a lot and you will probably modify your design when you see and feel the prototype.

    With designs which are mainly styling its not too important.

    Also if you are presenting a product to a client a prototype is essential to have a prototype so they have something 'real life' to see.


  7. My assemblies aren't really complex but some of my parts are very detailed so they make my current laptop pretty much unusable.

    Also the price difference between a 15 and 17 inch model isnt too big so i might just have to get the 17inch to feel really comfortable about the graphics card etc. I dont travel too much so im not worried about the weight too much. also most work will be done at the desk and sometimes outside.

     

    I was looking at the dell models but they seem to get really bad reviews which are actually posted on the dell website. while looking at reviews im pushed towards the lenovo 7510 and 701, and Hp 8540w and 8740w.

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