The basis for every project is set-up in cooperation with our customers. Beforehand the entire surrounding and basis is carefully evaluated to set specifications together jointly with the customer. A detailed understanding of the whole order is needed for a precise project estimation and controlling. A major parameters is the ratio between functionality and aesthetic design.
- Design Process
The most challenging part is the design process, where MDT’s creativity and know- how melts together. We aim to meet maximum standards with regard to technical and aesthetic aspects , regardless how challenging obstacles might be. This to be ensured by high ranking architects and engineers led by our creative director Enlai Hooi.
By steadily developing new technical textiles, coatings, processes and high-tech materials, there are always new opportunities to use for our engineers. CAD visualizations are being created while 3 D formfinding programmes, which are responsible for the perfect textile cut, provide " guaranteed to fit " membranes. For single umbrellas as well as for complex sun- and rain-protection systems.
The toughest stage remains the testing phase. Many years of experience enable us to realize prototypes rapidly in-house. Before first prototypes are build, we test them in virtual reality. The combination of specialized software programs simulates opening and closing procedures of complex rods and textiles. Test-parts may be produced with an in-house 3-D printer and CNC-router. We leave nothing to chance - except the weather.
Manufacturing and assembling in work shops with 12m ceiling heights allow a fully controlled "in house" finishing of giant umbrellas , as several up to 25 ton cranes are ready to move and transport .This is the only way to meet highest demands.
Our service competences are affected by the same preciseness than the production. Experienced employees control the installation and carry out regular maintenance work for installations – which we recommend for larger projects. MDT is capable to take care of our customers being satisfied with our products for a long time!