INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Designing Down Under: Tips for Durability

Designing Down Under: Tips for Durability

Ah, Australia. The land of spiders, surfing and sunshine. Lots of sunshine – about 3000 hours per year, in fact[1]. Australian weather is not just extreme – it’s also surprisingly erratic and diverse. It’s the climate of the champions, and we wouldn’t want it any...

Top Design Tips to Prep for your Project

Top Design Tips to Prep for your Project

  We’re all capable of having great ideas. But turning that into a successful product is a different story. Whether you’re a designer, entrepreneur, or otherwise in the field of product manufacturing, there are things you can keep in mind to make the process...

Keeping the Economy Circular – The Realities of Recycling

Keeping the Economy Circular – The Realities of Recycling

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. We’ve all heard this phrase repeated to us throughout the last couple of decades. Yet, while this has become a common rhetoric, there has been limited improvement in our waste management efforts. In fact, recycling (or the lack of) has become...

Getting Started with 3D Printing (Featuring PCA)

Getting Started with 3D Printing (Featuring PCA)

3D Printing, rapid prototyping, computer aided design, flexibility, sustainability. We heard the buzzwords. But what’s with all the fuss? On the 15th of March, 2021, Rotadyne staff members Jessica Pani (Intern Industrial Designer) and Caroline da Silva (Junior...

Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturing Processes

Starting up a product-oriented business is more than just finding gaps in the marketplace and assessing the industry’s climate. An enormous part of the process is the creation of the product itself, which includes both design elements, and importantly, its...

Meet the Polyethylene’s

Meet the Polyethylene’s

There are many types of plastic. Although, whilst they are part of the same complex and dynamic family tree, it is filled with versatile and unique branches (you can read more about them here). Polyethylene is one of the most popular plastics, and, like many other...

Moulding Through the Ages

Moulding Through the Ages

A mould, or a tool, is a hollowed block with a purposely shaped cavity which material is poured into to take its shape. Manufacturing with a mould is typically called casting, however with plastic, the more common term is moulding. You can learn more about the various...

How Additives Changed the Narrative

How Additives Changed the Narrative

Plastic isn’t perfect; all plastic types come with their natural limitations, and finding the right material that accounts for user considerations is an important step in product development. However, plastic has also evolved significantly since its early test tube...

The Pallet Perspective

The Pallet Perspective

For years, manufacturing industries around the globe have held an unsung hero. It is often overlooked, underestimated and most of all, underappreciated. The history of production, whether in plastics or agriculture, has literally ridden on its shoulders since its...