DC03 and CR01 Projects
Wouter was involved in the development of the third Dyson vacuum cleaner and the Dyson washing machine. Dyson is technology-driven and approaches and employs an integral development method wherein one team of design engineers develops a product from start to finish.
Dyson’s third vacuum cleaner was designed to be able to reach under beds and be stowed away by hanging in a closet. In conjunction with a new cyclone system, Wouter developed a clutch, filters and a valve.
Wouter Konings was responsibility for the cyclone (and valve) development, the tooling management and support during the start of production.
Engineering & Implementation
Cyclone Development | Mechanical Engineering | Tooling | Production Management
Dyson DC03 Team
(Counter rotation washing machine)
James Dyson was determined to change the way we wash clothes. With traditional machines, folded jeans often come out still folded.
To find a more thorough washing method we tested all possible techniques. The conclusion was that manipulating the fabric, similar to hand-washing, gives the best results. The counter rotation drums mimics this action.
Wouter Konings was one of a small, selected team of engineers with the task of making this happen.
Analyses of traditional wash machine
Small door opening | Rubber gasket | Clothes come out folded
Wash technology development
A wide range of washing techniques were prototyped and tested. The conclusion was that washing by hand gives the best result because it manipulates the clothing fibers.
Big door opening | No rubber gasket | Large volume drum | Counter rotation
Additional Features | Improvement of overall User Experience
Engineering | Testing
Dyson CR01 Team