MMX Mosaic Collapsing Frame Design

WMD Tech approached SGW Designworks for product engineering assistance developing a collapsing deployment system for field x-ray systems in hostile environments.

The collapsing frame design needed a fast turnaround plus low projected volume constrained the design to use primarily commercially available components and materials. Initial concepts and prototypes were ready for testing three days after the project began, with production units ready for shipping three weeks after that. This project was profiled in “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries.

Product engineering and product prototype projects can be fairly involved. Some clients prefer to tackle the entire new product development process in a single step while others prefer to execute the project in stages or phases. A typical product development project includes initial conceptual design, rapid prototyping, design iteration and functional engineering, functional prototyping, design for manufacture, and manufacturing planning. Whether your business is well established or just entering its first year, SGW Designworks works to find a development solution that fits.

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  • Manufacturing Assistance
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  • Rapid Prototyping