Enclosure developed and ready for production in ~1 month
Client – MilTech – an authorized National Military Government Intermediary
- Product Design & Development
- Mechanical Design
- Enclosure Design
- Mechanism Engineering
- Rapid Iterative Development Cycles: Build-Test-Learn
- Prototype Development
SGW Designworks was approached by the client with a dilemma. Another firm had designed a beautiful (but impossible) aluminum enclosure for a specialized piece of scientific equipment. The client needed to quickly get fifty units produced for field testing by a federal agency but did not have a manufacturable enclosure design to use.
SGW was able to maintain the existing enclosure design language in a complete redesign package.
Results / Outcomes
- Multiple prototype and testing cycles led to the optimal design and feature set
- The client had a manufacturable enclosure design in time to provide 50 units to the federal agency for field testing
Injection-molded plastic was an ideal choice of material for long-term production. A modified version of the design optimized for production using soft tooling was also provided to facilitate the initial test run.
The change in material necessitated a completely new hinge and lock mechanism for the unit. SGW Designworks was able to quickly develop, iterate, and finalize the hinge design using digital simulation, and validation with 3D-printed prototypes prior to finalizing the design.
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|Hardware Developed||Technologies Leveraged|
|Hinge and Lock System||Solidworks 3D CAD|
|Injection Molded Componenets||Solidworks Simulation Pro|
|Physical Prototypes||SLA 3D Printing|