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Engineering and development

Thanks to an expert research and development team, which include material engineers, mechanical engineers, designers and technologists ZDF is able to comprehensively address the entire development process of plastic products. The expert team makes it possible to implement creative and diverse technological solutions and tailor them for each client.

The company’s development team combines creative innovative vision, expertise and many years of experience in the field, backed by a multitude of molds and products, which enable them to achieve excellent results efficiently and quickly.

The plant’s specialist team of engineers assists the client in matching the types of plastic material needed with the correct technology for the unique needs of each and every product.

The plant’s clients receive personal care and need-based professional support, beginning with the concept through characterization, development, modeling, planning and mold building, and continuing with product design followed by mass industrial production.

In the event a client arrives with an already developed and designed product, ZDF’s engineering staff will assist them with an optimal implementation of the plans and match the correct technologies for the product. 

THE PROCESS

PLANNING: ZDF has a “technology-driven” planning process which works in tandem with the product’s design process. In cases when a client arrives with a pre-designed product, the Development Department provides “Plastic Proofing” that allows the product to be matched to its manufacture by injection and select the raw material suitable for it.

Design: ZDF’s development team also includes product designers who enable handling of the product from early concept development and innovative ideas, with well-informed insights into advanced plastic technologies. The designers closely accompany the formative characterization phase of the product, which dictates the aesthetic outcome, the interface with the user, the product’s uniqueness and its important significances.

Prototype: On finalizing the planning process, ZDF’s Development Department handles the production of a three-dimensional prototype, which will allow testing of the product’s features using geometric, functional and visual models. The models are produced according to customer requirements using a variety of technologies ranging from rapid prototyping to machining using CNC.

MOLD PRODUCTION: Advanced automation and ZDF’s many years of experience in the field of manufacturing molds for injection enables it to produce and provide its clients with excellent quality molds allowing continuous and prolonged industrial production. The staff in the development department accompany the entire mold production process from design to final approval. Each mold is comprehensively and thoroughly inspected by ZDF’s development team in the mold factory, prior to it being approved and introducing it onto the production line.

Primary production: The development department continues to track the product and the client even after the mold has received approval for implementation of the product and its delivery to the production flow. The approval of a primary production series takes place while working closely with the client. The product moves from the Development Department to production assembly only at the end of the approval process.