Toilet making part 2

The following days we were testing the material and optimizing some details. The final prototypes are made of 6mm polyethylene in natural white. Other colors are more expensive and are only feasible in bigger quantities. To avoid the transparent look we are currently working on a logo and a sticker plot for the outside of […]

Toilet making 1

First day of deep-drawing (vacuum forming) After the molds were milled we chose different materials and tested the stability and quality. We made samples from ABS plastics, polystyrene (PS) and polyethylene (PE). PE made the best results and has the best properties for our purpose. It is long lasting and very stable in hot climates with high UV-radiation. […]

New MoSan plans and prototyping options

Hello everyone! First of all, sorry this blog was sleeping for a while. After a phase of planning, researching and redesigning, new MoSan prototypes are in production in Germany right now. From our experience in Bangladesh it is quite complicated to deal with the prototyping and the pilot preparation at the destination. Therefore we decided […]

Kenya Prototype part 4

  Trial and Error in Dhaka February 2012   Finally i have the time to tell you about the prototyping process in Dhaka. As i menioned in my previous post, the arrival of the molds had a delay of 4 weeks. When we planned my stay in Bangladesh the goal was to have a small […]

Prototyping in Dhaka

Prototyping in Dhaka started This week the “trial and error” phase of prototyping started. After a long journey (3 weeks) the molds arrived at the workshop. I was supposed to stay just 3 weeks, but since the molds arrived last Thursday I extended for one more week. So exciting to see the molds I worked […]

Early prototype 5

Impressions of the production steps for the first toilet component.

First day prototyping

Today the eagerly awaited prototype production for the MoSan toilet started! The molds are milled by MFSA, a prototyping firm in Germany. Since there are high technology solutions in Germany the mold production is way cheaper and faster in Germany than in Bangladesh. Later the mold will be shipped to Dhaka, Bangladesh and used to […]