Industrial Design

Avaya contracted TQ to create a new styling concept for a range of free-standing and 19" rack products.

We produced a first phase of styling concepts for discussion; from these two were chosen for further development. The final concept was modelled and processed into 3D photorealistic renderings for final approval, after which TQ generated full mechanical component drawings for all plastic and sheet metal parts.

TQ also manufactured all tooling, liaising with toolmakers & resolving any issues along the way.


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The design and engineering development expertise of TQ's principal designers and their proven track record in creating concepts for Bay Networks, Network Alchemy and Scorpion Logic amongst other voice/data manufacturers of the time led directly to this project with Avaya. In fact the design house from which TQ was born in 2004 worked on a retainer basis for Bay Networks over a two year period until the company was taken over by Nortel Networks (the old Northern Telecom).

Using our design and product development creativity we originated a corporate design solution for the range of products that included 19" rack switches and the fully-moulded enclosure above. All products were designed with tooling inserts to enable different configurations of sockets and controls to be realised.

Developing product ideas using design software for the development process enables us to produce fully detailed product design renderings in 3D that can be used for SLA, FDM and other computer controlled 3D printing processes. We used these tools to enable our client to evaluate the product for cosmetic impact and, after this was resolved, 3D models used to ensure mechanical integrity of the design.

We project managed the tooling through regular visits to the UK toolmakers ensuring that the Product Development Schedule milestone dates were met and that any toolmaking issues arising were dealt with quickly and efficiently.

Design, Development, Engineering and Manufacturing for Small to Medium size Enterprises