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.
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.
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:
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.
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):
Manufacturing the fully finished products:
Our take on the benefits of prototyping:
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