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Mark Marzouk

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    Alpha Bottle

    Hi All, Its been a while since i have been on here, I have missed it actually 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 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marzouk/alpha-bottle Hope you like guys. Feedback is appreciated as usual
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    Alpha Bottle

    Thanks a lot guys. Streamliner - we decided not to attach the cap as they sometimes break off and dangle around annoyingly. People don't lose caps off bottles of water etc. so I don't think it is a big deal.
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    New Products :)

    Hi All, I've not posted in a long time, been very busy with work. I have been working on 16 new products for my company and I hope to begin production after a few months. Check out the new products and let me know what you think. Also I have a new website. it will be updated quite frequently with blog articles about design process, products etc. http://www.mdesignegy.com/blog
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    New Products :)

    Thanks a lot
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    New Products :)

    Hi Dabi, Thank you for the compliment. I have heard of Guzzini, the designs are really elegant. I was thinking about doing pastel colours actually.
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    New Products :)

    There you go guys! Sorry about the image quality but I dont know how to upload images so its a link from our facebook page www.facebook.com/mdesignegypt
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    New Products :)

    A few shots of the new product samples. Just got back from China and a successful testing session. )
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    New Products :)

    I will post photos of the very first samples of the products this week.
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    New Products :)

    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.
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    Measuring Scale Of A Jug

    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
  12. Hi all, I am about to produce a new mixing jug product and I am struggling to calculate the measuring increments in liters and cups. Anyone know where I can find one of these scales and how I can apply it to my design. my measuring jug is show in this post. http://www.productdesignforums.com/topic/13935-new-products/
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    New Products :)

    First shots of the cutlery moulds, check out the blog post. http://www.mdesignegy.com/blog/design-process/46-cutlery-development-knife-fork-spoon
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    Measuring Scale Of A Jug

    Thanks Streamline, the links worked fine and were helpful. I am actually looking for the graphic itself to wrap onto the surface. I might just have to draw it manually. my mixing jug hold 2.3L which is 10 US Cups. ill keep u updated anyway
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    New Products :)

    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.
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    New Products :)

    Packaging design for the new hangers and kitchen collection. also our new barcode concept will be used.
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    New Products :)

    Thanks mate. I check in here quite often but I've not been in the writing mood recently. I tried to add a new album to my gallery the other day and I still dont know how to create one. can you help? Mark.
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    Complex Injection

    The black plastic with the metal part is one mould. The metal part will probably be inserted into the mould by robot. Then this part will be put into another mould on another machine and the grey plastic and rubber will be shot on a multi-material machine. Quite a bit of investment into the tooling and but an impressive part.
  20. 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
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    Clothes Peg Project

    Hi guys, as some of you know im working on products for mass manufacture for my own company. Here are a few clothes peg designs. Please leave your feedback, it would be much appreciated. M.
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    Sketchbook Designer Crashing

    if your using it with HD screen you will need around 5-6gb ram.
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    Do I Really Need A Prototype?

    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.

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