Innovative golf tee design
ACE Golf Tee Ltd is a Dublin based company who, with the help of Athlone Institute of Technology, have developed and 3D printed an innovative golf tee design which is different to any other on the market today. They wish to further develop this design and execute validation testing in a bid to finalise for manufacturing on a large scale via Injection Moulding.
The main aspects where ACE Golf Tee Ltd needed advice and support from PEM were;
- Design engineering consultancy to develop and improve product design using CAD software to meet analysis, construction, testing and evaluation objectives
- Lead and project manage the Quality Management System dialogue with external suppliers to ensure that the 3D golf tee prototype was produced within tolerance for validation/functionality testing
- Consult on virgin and recyclable plastics appropriate for injection moulding for manufacturing validity and performance and secondly however also importantly meet environmental compliance standards
The ACE Golf Tee Ltd & PEM Technology Gateway partnership
ACE Golf Tee Ltd subsequently got in touch with Mark McLoughlin at Sligo I.T who provided finalization of drawings and prototypes for Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and consultancy on final assembly and manufacturing, process design and direction to selected manufacturer. Finished products are going commercial by 1st October 2021.
“Our experience in working with Mark McLoughlin and his team in Sligo I.T. has been extremely positive in moving towards commercialisation. Mark has provided high-qualitative consultancy, drawings and prototypes in both the engineering design process of our PureStrike golf tee range and also consultancy during the total quality management processes. His commitment to an excellent version of our final product which is becoming commercial during Qtr 4 2021 is much appreciated.”
Elizabeth Lawlor, Director, ACE Golf Tee Limited (PureStrike golf tee brand)
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