GBO / Phoenix 3D Metaal
At Phoenix 3D Metaal, we create the advantage for our customers. We do this on the basis of elastoforming technology. Technology is inextricably linked to ‘design’. Our customers therefore often have an in-house design department or work together with an external agency. We also regularly collaborate – directly – with a design agency. A good example of such an agency is GBO Innovation makers. In the case of GBO, we’re talking about a full-service design agency, from concept to production. Every link in the chain is familiar to GBO, and Phoenix 3D Metal happens to be one of those ‘links’. The collaboration has been going on for years, and GBO frequently engages us in projects at an early stage. This is great, because this way, our added value in the entire process is at its highest. Our engineers can also use their years of experience to collaborate with the designer to achieve an optimal product design. In other words, a design that scores a ten both technically and aesthetically. We spoke with Jacques Gramser (Director/Partner GBO) to learn more about the successful collaboration between GBO and Phoenix.
Stan Maes / Phoenix 3D Metaal
At Phoenix 3D Metaal, we provide an edge for our customers. We do this, of course, based on the rubber pressing technique. The technology is inextricably linked to ‘design’. Our customers therefore often have an in-house design department or cooperate with an external agency. Such is the case with SHERPA mini-loaders. For the design of the mini-loader, they chose Stan Maes Productdesign. Stan eventually brought SHERPA and Phoenix together and we were commissioned to produce an important semi-finished product for the new mini-loader. So we were directly involved in the product ‘from the very first sketch’. Nice! Because this way, our added value in the complete process is at its highest. Our engineers can also use their years of experience to work with the designer to achieve an optimal product design. In other words: a design that scores an A+ both technically and aesthetically. Product designer Stan Maes elaborates on this.