Did you ever build with blocks as a kid? It was always fun to stack those pieces together, creating houses, stores, restaurants, police stations, all the buildings you’d find in a typical town. You’d add in a few cars to speed down the street, and several little people walking on the sidewalk. Then you could step back and look at your work, and show off your creativity to friends and family.
As you grew older, your creations probably got more complex with more detail. Buildings were higher, and cars looked fancier, and you spent hours designing what you would build.
When you were young, creativity was something you used for fun, to create toys that you would enjoy playing with and looking at and showing to others. As you grew older, you could apply creative ideas to work and school projects. Maybe you were able to build wood projects, or write a fiction story.
You learned as a kid how to use your imagination. Imagination, the further developed it is, lets you envision original designs and patterns in your mind. One company that uses the imagination of its clients, along with its own workers’ imaginations, is Three M Tool. They design custom wire baskets to the needs of all kinds of manufacturers. In fact, they provide baskets for industries from aerospace to heavy construction equipment, from medical implements to microchips.
Designing and producing wire baskets is a good bit different from building little houses with blocks. But using CAD technology to visualize and create baskets according to the specific needs of a company still requires a healthy dosage of creativity. Perhaps some of the designers built toys as a kid and developed a love for planning designs while they were young.
Imagine the work that goes into planning a design: first, assessing the need in the industry. Perhaps certain steel airplane parts need to be tested for stability. They need to be exposed to a strong chemical, and so need to be held in a container that won’t be affected by that chemical.
So the parts can be placed in a custom wire basket specially designed for dipping into a chemical tank. Then, the basket can be attached to a hoist and lowered into the tank. The basket is made of durable stainless steel that’s resistant to heat and can withstand strong chemical exposure.
Yes, custom designing does come in handy in industry. Many industries take advantage of the products Three M Tool offers, presenting their need and choosing a design for a basket based on that need. They can choose a custom size and shape, select from different materials (including carbon steel and several grades of stainless steel), and pick a finish for appearance and stability. Three M Tool also offers a “make your own basket” website for round & rectangular wire baskets.
Maybe designing towns and buildings and cars as a kid is more than just fun and games. This experience can develop creativity that can be used in future work, designing, customizing to help industry. And that’s what Three M Tool does.