Got a problem? Sprocket finds solutions
We find smart solutions to complicated challenges. Led by Gerry Mussett and Cheryl Fraser, among Australia’s foremost industrial designers, the Sprocket design team has decades of combined experience in product design, engineering and volume manufacturing to transform your idea into reality.
We have vast experience and an unparalleled track record of designing and manufacturing globally successful technology products for major companies such as IBM, Crown, McDonalds, Telstra, Melbourne Stadiums Limited and Samsung, Sprocket is perfectly positioned to be your technology partner of choice. …there is not a trick in the book that we have not encountered and overcome.
It makes sense to partner with the best and with Sprocket, you indeed have a formidable partner in enterprise level development.
Etihad Medallion Club Smart Seats
Sprocket were approached by Melbourne Stadium Limited with the challenge of incorporating a domestic tablet, the Samsung S2 into the Stadium seating system. The solution had to be robust, water resistant, and easy to use. It was a challenge Sprocket’s design director Cheryl Fraser accepted with relish.
After months of late nights, design revisions, development, testing and prototyping, the elegant solution was finally completed and signed off. Injection-moulded parts and metal components started rolling off the production line in May 2016 and in a high-paced but precise fortnight, 955 units were assembled in Sprocket’s Melbourne factory, then immediately delivered and installed by another Sprocket team at the stadium. Another successful Sprocket project launched.
DeLaval VPR 100 Dairy Tester
A highly sophisticated solution developed for DeLaval Sweden, the world’s largest diary technology company in conjunction with our client and the system’s designers Creative Product Design [CPD]. The VPR 100 dairy test device was designed to operate in the harshest of conditions, from -20 to +40 degrees, survive 1 metre drop tests and remain dry and operational under the full force of a dairy hose.
A truly formidable assignment. Sprocket’s Cheryl Fraser again took on the challenge and developed a solution for CPD that is not only supremely robust and ergonomically sound it possesses a rugged elegance that perfectly reflects its function. The fact that sold in over 140 countries worldwide is testament to Sprockets design ingenuity.
Ariazone International 5001 RGR
Ariazone International engaged Sprocket to develop series of refrigerant recovery and recharge products for automotive workshops both in Australia and internationally. Ariazone’s products are currently used by manufacturers worldwide including Mercedes Benz, General Motors, Mazda Australia and Volvo Europe.
Our challenge was to develop a product that performed a complex but mundane task in a hostile workshop environment but at the same time project a sophisticated and technologically advanced image to customers and workshop visitors with similarly sophisticated motor vehicles. There was also the requirement to minimise initial production and development costs to allow a steady ramp up without massive capital injection until volume sales were achieved.
The Sprocket development team is highly skilled and resourced but it is knowing what is the best fit for our clients no matter if they are start-ups or global leaders that sets us apart.
We can help you understand what you are trying to achieve for your market and develop your idea into a detailed requirements document that takes into account the must haves, the nice-to-haves and consideration of a path into the future… what might this become one day?
Sprocket Services include:
- Concepts and sketches which help develop and visualise the idea.
- 3D CAD models and 3D Visualisation which fine tune the concept and test every engineering principle.
- Prototyping. Sprocket use 3D Printing for Rapid Prototyping, meaning we can turn a design into a real object in a matter of days.
- Testing: Life cycle and stress testing?…we can do the lot.
- Volume manufacture of components including injected moulded plastic, die cast aluminium and fabricated metal.
- Assembly of manufactured and OEM components
- Onsite maintenance
We understand the rigours of the public life of products and can help you turn your innovative idea into a practical reality.