Developed for The Decor Corporation this project involved the use of overmolding technologies for plastics. The brief consisted in designing a very simple yet attractive dish brush using TPR (rubber like plastics) for the handle for a better grip while reducing the amount of plastic used without sacrificing the integrity and ergonomics of the product. There is a continuity in the design, lines and proportions used for the final shape.
A Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was performed to determine the minimum thickness for the neck without compromising the strength of this area when the product was in use. The results were tested with several hand made prototypes and 1 FDM (rapid prototyping) model for the final design.