Client: Pentland Brands
Industry: Sports Equipment
Raymont-Osman Engineers worked on the new Speedo Biofuse 2.0 Goggles, launched in 2022, designing and developing a brand-new patent-pending push button mechanism for fast & secure fitting and a stylish low-profile strap with traction gears for a secure & comfortable fit.
Team RO worked to improve the usability of the goggle mechanism, now adjustable with only one hand. Design for Manufacture was crucial on this project, with our Engineers working closely with the Speedo in-house Design team to align the styling and manufacture. Using injection moulding simulation, Raymont-Osman planned in split lines and lines of draw, using FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to check the strength of the moulded plastic springs; avoiding the use of metal which is prohibited on goggles. Our team designed the mechanism to be suitable for robust and repeatable assembly, using open and shut tools to ensure simple and cost-effective manufacture, having worked closely with the on-site manufacturer in China.
Reverse Engineering and teardown was utilised in order to create new intellectual property for this patent-pending push button mechanism.
Services: Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, FEA, Design for Manufacture, Design for Injection Moulding, Design For Assembly, Injection Moulding Simulation, Plastics Selection, Prototyping, Strength and Performance Testing, Product Development, 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, Patents & Legal, Plastic Part Design and Manufacture, Solid Model Design, Technical Drawings, Reverse Engineering, Teardown Reports and Analysis, Design Reviews, Value Analysis & Value Engineering (VAVE), Engineering Calculations, Production Support
"It’s rare to find a company that has the in-depth technical knowledge and expertise in mechanical engineering, but also the same level of expertise in A-Class surfacing and a subtle appreciation for the desired aesthetic intent and product desirability that the design team require. Raymont-Osman possess these skills and attributes. Their work has made a significant difference to our business. A great example has been their contribution to the V-Class goggles project which enabled the design intent to be realised and not compromised during the design development and production stages of the project. This resulted in the achievement of a Red Dot award for the product. In a nutshell, you receive 100% commitment and attention to detail from Raymont-Osman. They care deeply about the end result and they offer an expert service throughout every stage of the design and innovation process."
Industrial Design Lead ‑ Active
Pentland Brands Limited
"I only have great things to say about Raymont-Osman. I was looking for a first class product design & development consultancy to support the creation of innovative product solutions for Pentland Brands (Speedo / Berghaus / Endura). Tom and his team offer a multidisciplinary capability, with engineers and designers that over-index in design for plastics injection molding and manufacture. They were able to seamlessly integrate with, and augment, our in-house innovation team - helping us to engineer and validate our latest generation of elite performance apparel. If you're looking for first-rate industrial design and engineering services across diverse product archetypes then I have no hesitation in recommending Tom and the Raymont-Osman Product Design team."
Head of Innovation
Pentland Brands Limited
Speedo Biofuse is currently available from the Speedo Store or Amazon where they have 4.6 out of 5 stars