Today’s Rust Products Save Money and Time

Rust is the most common problem we face in your day to day life. We often clean this rust but they reappear again. Sometimes cleaning the rust become very tough and time consuming.

But if you take care of it from early days then rust become the easier stains to get out with.

To take care of the rust some rust products are there like good rust spotter, white spotting towels. You can avail these products from any rust product distributors. Please remember to use the gloves while cleaning with these chemicals. Most of the rust spotters are good and they come in get form. Thus it prevent from getting sinking into the carpet as it sits on the spot where you need it.

To clean the rust from the metal you should directly use these products on the rusted area. Leave it there for some time and then remove it with the spotting towel. Repeat this process until all the rust is removed. Finally clean it by through rinsing. It is a very simple process.

Now some rust product comes in powder format. You have to make it a paste of it and apply it in the rust affected area. Keep it there for sometime. You will see that rust got totally dissolved. Then rinse of the affected part carefully. The acidic substance part should be neutralized properly to avoid further damage. The instruction given on the product will clarify the doubt more.

Rust removers contain the harsh chemicals. Chemical that is used in the rust removal products is oxalic acid. It is a very strong chemical compound. Researchers say that it is about 10000times stronger than acetic acid. So you can imagine how powerful it is.

So always read the warning before using it. Be careful about your safety. These products contain so strong chemicals that they are produce scratches on glass, marbles, etc. So please keep it away from these types of materials.

Before use to rust removal products take lot of time. But the introduction of the non-toxic, latex-based products will remove the rust in few minutes. They will also save your time and money. These can be use over the color in the metal to neutralize the rust and prime the entire surface. Leave it for 20 to 30 min. It will dry up by that time. Then after 24 hours use a good paint and paint the coated part. It will give a new look to the metal surface. If the color is maintain and there is no crack in the color then you don’t have to deal with rust again. You can easily sit back and enjoy.

Use of paint mitt (you will get this in any paint store) is the best way to apply these products on any metal surface. This is definitely a faster process than using a paint brush. Cleaning of paint mitt is also easy as you just have to use soap and water to clean it for reuse.

So we can see those rust products are very helpful in preventing rust. Today’s rust products definitely save time and money.

Do’s and Don’t in Product Designing

In the beginning of the project it was good because the design was clear to all. However, the new design was changed twice which confuses the design team and made them weary of continuing the project. The marketing team pre-printed some brochures though they are worried of the outcome. The sales team found out that they lost commissions, they passed the blame to the design team. When the people in management knew this they gnashed their teeth and in anger rained down memorandums in the company for the reason that their budget is running over.

Sounds familiar right? You might think that functionality is the main purpose of a product but the design of the product also plays a vital role. Although the process in design does not always run well and there are major things that needs to be fixed. The things below are the Deadly Sins of Product Design which you must avoid in order to keep your design beautiful and in line with its purpose:

Tunnel-Vision: Keeping up with a need while creating another one

A good concept in design certainly solves a problem and meets a need. It seems so easy to make a design but the important thing is you have to make one which will not create another problem. An example could be a pair of hedge clippers. Putting a safety lock into the cutters will solve any potential problem. However the user of the scissors should avoid the lock to slip into its original position which locks the scissors so he needs to hold it in a certain way which might not be too comfortable for the user. Be watchful on the design since it greatly affects the purpose of the product.

Glitter: Nice design but costly and impossible to make

Any person that loves designing products wants to have that brainstorming environment where spontaneity and art abound. Making new concepts of design is fun and not a boring one. You can have fun in design making but you need to stick with your goal and that is to make a good design. Generally, product companies go to design firms for the design of their products, however these design firms do not have technical expertise. In the end of it you will find that the beautiful designs that you have made are impossible to produce or they are very costly to make. Thus, it is important to know your budget and resources and use them wisely.

Imperceptiveness: The failure to produce a design that meets the user need.

The user should be comfortable of the design of the product. See ergonomics as well as human factors and study on how your product will be used by the users. Learn to know the requirements of the user. Ask the users to know what are their thoughts of the product. You need to study how will the user go with the product and note the efficiency of the product with each use. The method is good specially when you are planning to redesign a product or make a competitive product in the market. Good designs are those that have good aesthetics which users admire but actually they do not know about its efficiency. If the product will be more on design then it will result in the frustration of the user and the product will be short lived. Make your designs simple so that you can make the functionality of your product at its fullest.

Safety: A mixture of ideas for users safety

You will find many kinds of great ideas on the market but if you want to outshine those ideas you have to be unique. Stun the consumers with your great stuff that you made for them. Prior to making a new design for your product, analyze first the competition in the market. Make your research and know the likes and dislikes of the users who use that particular product and find ways on how you can make the product better. Add some features from other industries and create some ideas to make your product more appealing. See what are the trends in the industry right now and know how you can incorporate your ideas to come up with the next-big-thing. Show the consumers on how well your product is over the competition in the market.

Transience: Designing for today and for the future

If you get the current condition then its fine to make a design for the present. But come to think of the products that changed the world since they were not only made for the present but also for the future such as cell phones, coffee makers, computers, etc. If you want to make a good design then you need have to see the future. Do not be contented with your present good, look for ways on how you can improve your user-product interaction. Think 5 years from now and figure out what would it be. What could be the changes in the user requirements during that time? Where else can be your product be used? Can your product be used for a new purpose? Is there new technology available for your new design?

Egomania: Designing only for the sake of the design

The problem with search for ways to make our design good is that we want to make it look cool and fix those points but really not solving the problem. You need to meet the need first before going to the design. You will have the design as you continue to develop your product. You might find great designs as the one that equates to the success of the product but true success of the product means the product meets or exceeds the user requirements.

Distraction: Fixing the wrong problem

Designing a material needs time to come up with a unique art. However, you need to have control from your fluidity. Usually as the design of the product evolves, there are things that are discovered and things are fixed. This is the most useful part in the process of creation-but you have to use this well. You need to focus your attention always to the original design scope. Do not let your design affect the functionality of your product else you will not end with your product. Return to roots of it and ask yourself why the design is needed for the product. Let’s take for example the new air actuated corkscrew. What the designers have discovered was the problem is not the design of the corkscrew but how to get the cork from the bottle. Rather than making a new cork screw the designers just made the air pump corkscrew to solve the issue. By that example, we can learn that the wise thing to do is to be simple in our designs.

Make Your New Product Process Agile and Adaptable With “Spiral Development”

Spiral Development makes your new product development process a much more adaptable development process, one that is particularly well suited to innovative new products, and one that adapts to changing, uncertain market conditions. Build in the concept of spiral or agile development, allowing project teams to move rapidly to a finalized product design through a series of “build-test-feedback-and-revise” iterations.

Customers or users really don’t know what they want until they see it, especially in case of very innovative products. So get something in front of the user, fast – something the customer can see, feel, touch and respond to.

Spiral development does this: it deals with the need to get mock-ups or protocepts in front of customers early in the process, and seek fast feedback. Spiral development also allows for smart-and-fast failures; these spirals are relatively inexpensive, and often the first few spirals result in negative responses. Not a problem: revise, rebuild and test again via the next spiral.

Spiral development also bridges the gap between the need for sharp, early and fact-based product definition before development begins and the need to be flexible, agile and to adjust the product’s design to new information and fluid market conditions as Development proceeds. The method thus allows developers to continue to incorporate valuable customer feedback into the design even after the product definition is supposedly locked-in before going into Stage 3, and could even result in a much different or more innovative product than originally envisioned.

How does spiral development work in practice? It’s really a set of “build-and-test, then seek feedback-and-revise” iterations with the user or customer. A sample set of spirals is shown in the exhibit.

Note that these loops or spirals are deliberately built in from the front-end stages through the development stage and into the testing stage. The first loop or spiral is the voice-of-customer study undertaken early in Stage 2, where project team members visit customers to better understand their unmet and unspoken needs, problems and benefits sought in the new product. At this point, the project team probably has very little to show the customer; and that’s the way it should be: The purpose of this visit is to listen and watch, not to “show and tell.”

The second spiral, labeled “full proposition concept test” in the exhibit, is where the project team presents a representation of the proposed product. Depending on the type of product and industry, this representation can be a computer-generated virtual prototype, a hand-made model or mock-up, a very crude protocept, or even a few computer screens for new software. The product obviously does not work at this early stage, and in some presentations, is only two-dimensional. But it is enough to give the customer a feel for what the product will be and do. Interest, liking, preference and purchase intent are thus established even before the project is a formal development project. Feedback is sought, and the needed product revisions are made.

Moving into the Development Stage, within weeks the project team produces the next and more complete version of the product, perhaps a crude model or a rapid prototype. They test this with customers, and again seek feedback, which they use to rapidly revise and build the first working prototype… and then to Spiral #3, #4 and so on… with each successive version of the product getting closer to the final product, and at the same time, closer to the customer’s ideal.

These loops in the exhibit resemble spirals, hence the name “spiral development.”

Use a series of “build-test-feedback-and revise” spirals with the customer in your development process. The result is a better and more innovative product, and one that is more likely to delight the customer. Employ the spirals to adapt quickly to changing market conditions and requirements, and to move rapidly to a proven, finalized product design.