Company: Untitled No 1
Designing and printing make-up tray prototypes
Developing COVID-19-compliant make-up applicator trays
Untitled No 1 is a start-up based in Gainford, County Durham, aiming to develop 3D-printed make-up applicator trays that can be easily sanitised, helping to reduce COVID-19-related constraints for make-up artists. The trays will allow artists to decant exactly the required amount of make-up (e.g. lipstick, mascara, eye shadow) for one client, for instance as required for bridal make-up or in-store demonstrations. By ensuring make-up is only used for one client, the trays will help to reduce the spread of the virus. This product will also add value to the make-up industry after COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
CPI was approached for expertise and support with formalising the design of a prototype with consideration for scale-up. This work was carried out as part of CPI’s Project IMPACT (Innovative Materials via Precision Additive Coating Technologies), which was part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
An input is a unique capability, service or method of support that was provided, such as equipment or expertise.
- ERDF funding via Project IMPACT
- Access to 3D-printing expertise and facilities
- Literature review of suitable 3D printing methods and materials
An output is the result of the work, such as an experimental finding, an actual product or a pilot demonstrator.
- Computer-aided design (CAD) of a tray, which can be customised for customers’ requirements
- Suitable 3D-printing methods and materials determined
- Next steps before commercial-scale manufacturing identified
An outcome arises from implementing the outputs, for example, a profit, an investment, providing jobs or delivering societal benefits. Outcomes continue once an innovation has been implemented and deliver benefit every year.
- Development of a new manufacturing process
- A new innovative product with market potential
- Designing and printing custom applicators, to be defined pending further discussions