March 2016

PROTOTYPE FIRM CALLED UP FOR BT WORK

PROTOTYPE FIRM CALLED UP FOR BT WORK

A Letchworth prototyping company was dialled in to help the UK’s leading telecoms provider create a model for its latest phone designs.

Ogle Models was asked to create two unique phones and base chargers for British Telecom (BT) by Alloy one of the most creative design firms.
The models required intricate detailing for the buttons and integrated lighting for the base charger, which have never before been seen on the market.

Industrial Designer at Alloy Matt Harris said: “After paying a visit to Ogle, we were impressed by the range of equipment, the breadth of materials and processes they were able to perform and replicate. It was a pleasure to work with Ogle. The determination of the team to deliver exactly what we wanted, and the openness to try new or different processes, is what sets them apart from others.”

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The finished version of the revamped BT DECT cordless telephone range needed to reflect the premium nature of the products for potential buyers.
In order to create the highest quality of parts needed for the project, Ogle used the Stereolithography (SLA) process which is so accurate it can meet measurements as small as ±0.1 mm per 100 mm.
To produce the brush metal effect, which was required for phones, Ogle also had to experiment with different techniques.

Mr Harris added: “The fine-spun finish turned out to be quite difficult to replicate on the model, but the team at Ogle tried several approaches until they found the one that most accurately matched our reference sample. They even ordered additional tools for this part to achieve the best finish.”

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