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Archive for July, 2016

Using Arduino as integral part of the product development process

Using Arduino enables prototypes and demonstrators with electronic and mechatronic functionality. The Arduino platform include parts like servos, sensors, LEDs, buttons, displays, etc. The low cost open platform is ideal for agile product development.

For years, Pezy Group enhanced its electronics competencies to keep up with the latest development, enabling in-house creation of fully functional demonstrators. The Arduino platform was applied in different projects, like the Pulse Bike navigator displayed above. By creating several prototypes for marketing and user test purposes, a basis for custom-made PCBs had been formed. The benefits of this approach are evident: quick tangible solutions to a relative low cost.

Are you interested in developing products using Arduino? Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

 

Benefits of using 3D printed moulds

3D printed moulds enables fast and cost efficient production of TPE components.

3D printed moulds are an ideal step in-between 3D printed TPE components (non-functional), and series/mass production (high investment cost). It offers faster builds of a cavity set, providing designers and engineers products at less cost. 3D printed moulds are highly suitable for prototypes and demonstrators proving function as well as manufacturability.

The 3D printed mould above is an example of how Pezy Group used this prototyping method for a recent project. For a batch of demonstrators, the customer needed a small series of USB port covers. Pezy Group manufactured a universal mother mould in-house, in which the 3D printed moulds were inserted. Standardization of the insert moulds results in reduced lead time.

The cost of manufacturing the USB port covers was reduced by over 30% compared to using metal molds and significant time saving was achieved for the customer!

For more information, please contact us.