The foam puzzle was designed by MSA apprentice Katie Flaherty, her first CAD job, as part of her learning practice. Katie used Solid Works™ to design the foam, visualising it in 3D to perfect the puzzle and ensure a precision fit in the Peli 1510 case.
Money and time, for most of us mortals these are two precious commodities we’d all like to save a little more of. Over the years I’ve worked with countless designers and engineers who have, in an attempt to try and save money and time, designed their own case insert for us to manufacture…
When designing a case insert for a particularly heavy item there are some key things to consider to ensure your design’s longevity. With the help of Steve Chandler we’ve created a quick infographic to give you the key pointers.
Many designers have asked me over the years what is the best CAD software package. This is an extremely difficult question to answer, as it very much depends on what you want to get out of CAD.
Machines are everywhere, from calculators to cutting machines, but there’s a problem. Many of them struggle to understand us. We speak a different language. Ours is full of verbs and punctuation, theirs is composed of nothing but numbers, beeps and signals. See for yourself.
Despite what some may think, all foams are not created as equals! By looking at the foams, or even hearing their names, most people won’t be able to tell the different features and benefits of each type. So we’ve decided to create a simple, easy to understand chart that will map out the key points.
Thinking about designing a case insert but you want to make the most out of the room available? Stressful, isn’t it? Worry not. Follow these four simple steps set out by MSA’s chief designer, Steve Chandler, to save not only space but a good chunk of budget too!
We wanted to design and build an exhibition stand that would demonstrate our product range, our design service and our manufacturing capabilities to exhibition visitors… A stand constructed almost entirely from engineered foam.