Tuesday, 3 August 2010

New Inventors using RapidPro Prototypes

It is always great to see projects you have worked on in the marketplace but when you see them with their designers on TV and are being showcased on the ABC's New Inventors - that's exhilarating.

RapidPro recently worked with Alex Gransbury from Dreamfarm on a few of the new products he is releasing. Several of which, were featured last week on the new inventors.

Alex is passionate about designing innovative kitchen products that will make their way from the second drawer to become items you simply cannot live without.

Dreamfarm are also environmentally conscientious and for every item they sell, they plant a tree. With 271,589 trees planted to date, they eliminate unnecessary packing with all their products and are proud to be "Green", just like us!

THE INVENTIONS

You can check out the segment by visiting:
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s2958807.htm
or check out the full range of products by visiting:
http://www.dreamfarm.com.au/

We proudly produced prototypes for the Teafu, Smood, Oni, Scizza, Tapi and Chopula.

THE PROTOTYPES

Here is an idea of how the original prototypes were produced prior to manufacture:



Teafu - This was prototyped using Objet printing with TangoPlus (a flexible prototyping material) as a functional prototype was required. It was later reproduced by vacuum casting in polyurethane.



Smood - The original prototype handle was built for ergonomic analysis using plaster/epoxy 3D printing.



Oni - The original prototype handle was built using plaster/epoxy 3D printing for ergonomic analysis and aesthetics, while the blade was manufactured from stainless steel using abrasive waterjet cutting.


Tapi - This innovative prototype was manufactured using Objet printing with TangoPlus (a flexible prototyping material)as a functional prototype was required.


Scizza - The original prototype handle was built for ergonomic analysis using plaster/epoxy 3D printing, while the blade was laser cut from stainless steel.



Chopula - This prototype was created by CNC from Nylon for functional testing.



For more information on rapid prototyping techniques or for a quote visit our website at: http://www.rapidpro.com.au/.