Below are some examples of projects we have done.
We have helped develop medical products such as the aspirator
shown to the right. The shape and styling were defined by
industrial designers to enhance human factors to ensure ease of
use by the operator. The design accomplished key
objectives for easy cleaning and the ability to be autoclaved
for 100 cycles. The design incorporates living hinges for
easy disassembly, to reduce the part count, and to avoid losing
parts during the cleaning process.
The device shown to the left is part of a new laser mammography machine. A
digital image is created by progressively scanning the target area
using a fiber optic emitter and receiver. The position of
the fiber optic emitter and receiver is controlled by a pair of
precision X-Y tables. The upper platter moves relative the
lower one to compress the tissue and uses a load cell to measure
the compression force.
The device shown to the right is a prototype design for an
internet fragrance sampler. It can generate hundreds of
fragrances by combining two or more of primary fragrances stored
inside its reservoirs.
The electrical cable connector housing shown
to the right is a plastic injection molded part
that was designed to operate over a wide
temperature range while maintaining the ability
to "flex"; open and close for
thousands of cycles without fatigue
A 10-foot high replica of a motorcycle engine was designed to be
part of a store display for a local motorcycle dealer. The engine
consists of a aluminum skeleton to support the weight of the body
and fins and is internally lit to simulate the chrome fins and
covers on the actual engine. The entire assembly weighs over
2,000 pounds and is suspended from above the ceiling.
We have designed and built custom lab equipment to perform
specialized tasks. An example is shown to the right.