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Food Product Design - Pistone Olive

The Pistone is elegant, yet smaller, lighter and cheaper than commercial machines

The Pistone was developed as an intermediate between small handheld pitters and expensive commercial machines. Handheld pitters are relatively slow and likely to cause repetitive strain injury (RSI). The Pistone is elegant, yet smaller, lighter and cheaper than commercial machines.

Project vision and approach

Idea to Life worked with Pistone to develop their initial pitter design into a lightweight, compact version using cost-effective manufacturing processes, while remaining elegant and aesthetically pleasing.

Central to this was the design pivot to a custom aluminium extrusion body with additional machining operations, finished with anodizing.


As a fully capable, vertically integrated design hub Idea to Life was able to assist the client with nearly the entire lifecycle, from developing the client's prototypes and concepts, rapidly prototyping design iterations via additive manufacturing, to design and manufacture of the custom aluminium extrusion, machining and production of the rest of the assembly.


Rhinohide™ is armour for four wheel drives which protects your vehicle from scratches and dents when out in the bush. The lock helps to safely attach the armour to the side of your vehicle, without the need for drilling.


Idea to Life worked closely with the client to rapidly iterate upon the design, keeping in mind the importance of strength and cost.


Concept development

Design for manufacture


Idea to Life delivered a robust product perfect the Rhinohide Armor® system.

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