The Toy prototyping department within Curvature Group, was first established in 2006 using a team that had previously worked together for a combined 40 years. The team are a highly skilled group of sculptors, digital sculptors and model makers specializing in character generation and creative form development for the global toy industry. The scope is not just limited to figures alone. We are often asked to create the accessories for these figures such as vehicles, weapons and environments such as play sets and not forgetting the packaging too. These invariably result in fully engineered working prototypes prior to being sent to the Far East for production line manufacture.
The ‘Toy’ team have embraced new technologies continuously and combine the use of these packages such as SolidWorks, Freeform & Maya to create highly detailed rapid prototype components whilst retaining the ability to offer the more traditional hand sculpting techniques if and where requested.
Briefs in this industry are often very loose. They require a degree of interpretation and understanding of the clients needs. This relationship is always crucial to the success of the project and experience is second to nothing else in this area of design realisation. Briefs are interpreted with cost, knowledge of manufacturing and production approval in mind.
Briefs in this industry are often very loose. They require a degree of interpretation and understanding of the clients needs. This relationship is always crucial to the success of the project and experience is second to nothing else in this area of design realisation. Briefs are interpreted with cost, knowledge of manufacturing and approval in mind.
In addition to prototype models we also have an enviable reputation in the field of scale models for the Marine, Aerospace and Automotive industries.
In 2013, Curvature Group worked tirelessly to deliver a very complex, full size, working, aircraft five seat model within a very compressed timescale. The final product was designed and finished to an exceptional level, which completely surpassed our expectations and demonstrated an extremely high level of expertise. They demonstrated throughout this project, a thorough commitment to us and the project and we are very proud of the result. We are looking forward to working with them again in the near future.
We have used Curvature Group for boat models through to full size plugs and mould tools since we first embraced the use of fully up to date manufacturing and design development techniques and throughout this time, we have come to believe that they are the best at what they do. Each time they have delivered models/plugs & mould tools to the same exceptional standard and acute level of detail and accuracy that we demand of ourselves. Their experience and understanding of our product means we can hand a project over with confidence, knowing they will translate the information into a true scale model with minimum communications, on time and to budget. Nick and his team are true artisans.
Plus 3 have been working with Curvature Group continually for over 5 years and are looking forward to continuing our relationship in the future. From a designers perspective the key qualities of Quality, Flexibility, Professional approach and Speed are all reflected in the Curvature Group approach and results. This service is delivered with enthusiasm, providing ideas and incite throughout the product journey. So often RP companies take the data and move to manufacture without questioning how it could be improved, rationalised or made more cost effective. Curvature Group offer a multi disciplined approach and experience allowing them to question data and provide valuable incite into a project. This process can reduce the requirement for additional work and therefore cost. We consider Curvature Group as a valuable part of our design and development team and not just an RP resource.
Curvature Group deliver a wonderful quality product that communicates our values to our clients beyond the visual. They are a benchmark for our projects and an invaluable part of our process. The Curvature Group teams’ dedication to perfection always makes our projects together a pleasure, we always get super models and on time.
Thanks for the great model you delivered last week. As you know our Client is as delighted as we are with your work. It was essential to have a mock-up, and not just another series of CAD renderings, to communicate our design intent and the model achieved this. Both the intelligent working-out of the mechanical needs of the model and the quality of its finish impressed us, and we look forward to any opportunity to line you guys up for more work in the future.
By working with Curvature Group, we have managed to vastly improve the accuracy, quality and longevity of our production patterns. The finish on the patterns has far exceeded our expectations.
We were recommended Curvature Group over three years ago and have constantly returned to this first class team. Their in-house skills, technical knowledge and attention to detail ensure that we can be confident that the models and stimulus will be delivered on-time and to the very highest standards possible. Will Davis, Director, StudioDavis (Product/Packaging Innovation Agency).