PCB for an air quality management box

How prototypes help identify and formulate design and save time

Prototypes can help manufacturers save manpower, time and money. It simulates the actual product that you can present to your customer. Read this blog to find out how.

Prototyping:

A powder-coated aluminium box was the proposed enclosure. We 3D printed an enclosure to check how the board fit and the placement of the button and switch. We presented the fabricated powder-coated box to the client. At this point, we proposed a brushed stainless steel enclosure for sophistication. The client accepted the suggestion.

Rapid prototyping:
To execute several revisions in a short time, rapid prototyping is often used. Rapid prototyping can reduce material wastage, and expenses and quicken the processing time. This can confirm the functioning and aesthetics of a product.
Reasons for prototyping:
  • Prototypes help the designer and engineer to work out a solution for a final product. The designer finalises the material, structure, functions and appearance of the solution. A prototype allows the designer and engineer to make informed decisions.
  • You can create prototypes with available materials or other techniques. This helps you create a solution keeping the cost minimal.
  • Prototyping helps simulate the actual product. An operating version of prototypes can give the customer an idea of the product.
  • Building the concept tests the possibility of whether the idea is operable.
  • Prototyping determines unanticipated technical, financial and other hurdles that may occur during manufacturing.
  • Provide you with an idea of how the end user will interact with the product.
Illustrating our recent prototype for Clarico Air:
We have been rolling out tailor-made box builds for an Indoor Air Quality Management system. Before manufacturing the products, prototypes helped us develop a functional and appealing product.
 
PCB design lifecycle:

First, we began with a conversation with the client to understand their requirements. Then, our designer created a PCB design and fit it into the enclosure. But, upon testing the usability, the designer included a few changes to the design. After testing the board it was fit into the box. This was the final design.

PCB design layout for air quality management system
A few design changes were made with inputs from the client and to fit the PCB perfectly into the enclosure
Enclosure design changes:

Then, a powder-coated aluminium box was the proposed enclosure. We 3D printed an enclosure to check how the board fit and the placement of the button and switch. We presented the fabricated powder-coated box to the client. At this point, we proposed a brushed stainless steel enclosure for sophistication. The client accepted the suggestion.

Enclosure design changes (contd):
Box build prototype for air quality management system
Manufacturing the fully finished products:
Finally, on approval, the electrical and mechanical designs
are finalised. Using both SMT and through-hole technology we manufactured the PCBs. The mechanical team fabricated the enclosures to place the PCBs in them. All the necessary wires and harnesses are fit.
Brushed Stainless Steel enclosure for air quality management system
Brushed Stainless Steel enclosure. The logo is lasercut with a black background.
Our take on the benefits of prototyping:
Ensure to communicate to your customer that prototypes are mockups only. The client and the manufacturer benefit by saving time, energy and financial burn. Moreover, prototypes can project costs, technical specifications and programming glitches. By testing the functionality, minimise design flaws and include modifications. Drop several edits and quicken the design development process through prototyping.
 

Check out Clarico’s case studies to know more about the Indoor Air Quality systems deployed by them in Noida and Gurgaon.

Check Out Clarico Air To Know More About Their Capabilities And Project.

Get In Touch With Us To Know More About The Services We Can Provide. We Are An EMS Provider And Specialise In Providing Tailor-made End-To-End Services To Meet Your Requirements. We Have The Capabilities To Deliver Low Or High Volume Orders.
 
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