When things need to be adapted to production there are a lot of things to take into account. While the vision of the aesthetics and functionality of the design may be sound, making sure that it can be reproduced consistently and in a cost effective way requires knowledge of materials and methods as well as an intuitive understanding of the design.
Industrial design projects can be approached in a variety of ways depending on the subject and scope. The process includes a range of tools including:
Research and analytics, Hand sketching, Paper prototyping, 3D modeling, 3D printing, mold making, tolerance checking….