Highlighting the potential of recycled plastic as a commodity and empowering impassioned people to grow their own small businesses with a responsible manufacturing solution.
Precious Plastic Melbourne is a product design, tooling design, and plastic recycling machine manufacturer with the goal to give people the tools to make a difference. Whilst simultaneously engaging in a larger conversation about recycling and circular economies.
When deciding to start their own design studio, Piers and Kayla Mossuto knew they would need an affordable and easy-to-use CAD solution. “We initially chose IronCAD because of its costs compared to other solutions.” They continued, “Our experience with IronCAD differs primarily because we wanted an affordable CAD solution and both IronCAD and the local reseller we work with have been fantastic.”
After transitioning to IronCAD after having used other CAD software they understood the inherent simplicity of the software, and they could now quickly move straight to CAD modeling, often bypassing the concept/sketching phase commonly associated with the product design process.
For Precious Plastic Melbourne, the most beneficial feature is the ability to link parts and make quick changes to a design. “Often, we need to make changes to product design and IronCAD allows us to quickly revise a part, update the technical drawings and get them sent to a supplier quickly.”
Business Benefits of IronCAD
The biggest benefit to Precious Plastic Melbourne’s business has been the ability to innovate quickly. They often start from a blank screen, quickly dragging and dropping parts to build their new product. From there, they can then ascertain the footprint of a new machine; any challenges can be dealt with as they progress through the design process. Additionally, they also design new products to be made from recycled plastic. “We can quickly generate a solid part for visualization, get a 3D print for approval, and immediately move to design a tool for injection molding, as within the same file.”
“Our business is heavily underpinned by innovation, as are many businesses. Being able to get a prototype ready for testing and ready for market as quickly as possible means less chance of being left in the wake of other businesses that got to market quicker.”
Precious Plastic Melbourne summarizes their experience with IronCAD and that one prototype is worth a thousand CAD models, IronCAD gives them the tools to be the leaders in their industry.