PlastDesignStudio is a design studio specialized in the design, engineering and industrialization of plastic components. We handle all the stages needed to develop a new product, helping you to transform your idea into a reality.
Thanks to our thirty years of experience in the plastics and moulds sector, we can offer you a complete service from development of the design and photorealistic rendering through to mass production.
Thanks to the use of modern prototyping technologies and some of the most sophisticated engineering software available, we can carry out all the functional stages involved in creating your articles, including directly taking care of the design and construction of the equipment needed for their production, such as injection and thermoforming moulds and machinery to assemble and personalize your articles.
YOUR DESIGN MADE REAL
"A good project does not come from the ambition to leave a mark - the designer's mark - but from the desire to establish a relationship, even small, with the unknown person who will use the object we have designed".
DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY
A product's appearance plays a fundamental role in its commercialization. The design must be exciting, it must be innovative, captivating, attractive and convincing.
However, it can never be at the expense of the technical and economical requirements linked to its intended use.
This is why at PlastdesignStudio every aesthetic detail is integrated from the very first steps of product conception with its functional purpose.
CARE OF THE PROJECT FROM THE IDEA TO THE PRODUCT
We offer our clients decades of experience in the plastics sector, providing support from the design to the industrialization of their products.
We don't just form a concept but, through careful engineering of the item which ensures it can actually be manufactured, we turn a concept into a reality via prototyping, functional testing and engineering the moulds for its production.
GLOBAL VISION OF THE PROJECT: WE OPTIMIZE TIMES AND COSTS
We give each individual client a global vision of the project, optimizing all the engineering stages, not only from a technical point of view, but also in terms of costs and times. We become the single reference and suppliers for the whole project cycle which means there is no discontinuity in project development. Integration of all the individual stages means that all our projects are feasible and characterized by quick and flexible management.
EXPERIENCE: we have been designing and making moulds for thirty years.
PROFESSIONALISM: 30 years of experience in the injection moulding of plastics.
PASSION: a top-quality partner which, thanks to its know-how in the polymers sector and understanding of the possible applications, is able to accompany the client from the design stage to the end product.
CREATIVITY AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL: experts in the design of plastic components for all sectors where aesthetics are extremely important, for example: electronics, security, automation, medical devices, home automation.
DESIGN FOR PRODUCTION FEASIBILITY: industrial designers generally concentrate on functionality, appearance and ergonomics. We focus on another important point: designing products which can actually be manufactured
CONTINUAL RESEARCH AND CAREFUL SELECTION OF THE MOST SUITABLE MATERIALS: experts in the design of technical components made from plastic where understanding the characteristics of polymers in relation to the mechanical systems of intended application is essential if optimum mechanical results are to be achieved.
TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION: Experts in metal-to-plastic conversion to guarantee significant savings in the production of components.
PERSONALIZED SOLUTIONS FOR THE CLIENT
All products and processes 100% MADE IN ITALY
1979 “Corradi Orlando Snc”, a small company in San Polo di Torrile near Parma, Italy, is founded by Orlando Corradi. After years spent working as a technician in a company operating in the plastics industry in Switzerland, he decided to come back to Italy and put his knowledge and experience to good use. The company designs and produces plastic articles and moulds primarily for local companies.
1983 The founder is succeeded by his son, Stefano Corradi, who is still the owner of the company today. The company changes its name to become “Corradi Stefano Srl”. Investments are made in new machinery and equipment and the company staff increases with the appointment of qualified and highly experienced technicians. The company grows rapidly, extending its business to a national level. The moulds become more sophisticated as do the moulded products. Production still focuses mainly on technical articles, used in mechanical and food companies, but the first experiences in metal-to-plastic conversion are gained, experimenting with the application of new technopolymers.
1990 The company also specializes in the design and production of plastic containers for electronics thus diversifying its business into two very distinct areas: technical articles and electronic casings. As a result of the greater attention given to the technical, mechanical and aesthetic aspects of the components produced, industrial design, simulation and three-D modelling become increasingly more important.
1996-1999 The company takes part, as a pilot company in “Sim Mould” - a technological transfer project co-financed by the European Commission within the scope of the Fourth Framework Programme (R&TD). The project involved Technological Centres and SMEs from Italy, Sweden and France, promoting the introduction of CAE tools for simulating the flow of plastic materials in moulds also in small and medium-sized enterprises operating in the sector. In particular, Csplast made its own experience available implementing and testing simulation software in order to guarantee optimization and dissemination. http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/33995_en.html
1999 “Corradi Stefano Srl” becomes what is now known as “Csplast Srl” and moves to a bigger plant in Colorno (Parma). The engineering department is strengthened by the appointment of top-level designers and engineers. In collaboration with the University of Parma and the Polytechnic University of Milan, it creates “Coverbox”, a project which aims to promote the design of articles made from plastic for electronics and its application in industry
2005 The company, in continuous growth, invests in the purchase of new injection presses and extends its plant in order to strengthen its production department to meet the ever increasing work load resulting from commercial expansion into foreign markets.
2012 PLASTDESIGNSTUDIO is established in Csplast (which improves and replaces Coverbox), a design, engineering and industrialization studio dedicated entirely to plastics which, thanks to the experience already acquired in the sector is able to manage all the design stages from the initial idea to the actual product.
2013 – TODAY Every day we tackle new design challenges and collaborate with top level companies where design and quality make the difference. We continue to be curious and to grow with our clients. We experiment with the new ideas in the sector, we use new and increasingly better performing polymers, using them to replace metal, we can count on new IT technologies which allow us to create better designs with greater precision and we are improving our moulds engineering and construction systems. For our Clients we are, in every sense, real “ plastics consultants”. We want to offer them ever better products, optimizing performance and costs.