For a recent project, Formero prototyped, tooled, moulded and delivered 200 parts in three weeks to help the client meet a very challenging deadline.
Better Health & Entertainment was looking to upgrade their patient entertainment bedside terminals by mounting a biometric thumbprint scanner directly to the side of the touch screen. In addition to being an entertainment device for patients, it is also used as an information access portal for medical staff.
Better Health required 200 moulded sets of parts to be supplied within three weeks as the units had to be installed to existing touch screens at the hospital during the Easter break.
They contacted Andrew Berry of Berry Design, an industrial design consultancy based in Melbourne. Andrew utilised 3D laser scanning and 3D CAD to engineer and make changes to various components, ensuring the scanner unit would fit the terminals perfectly.
Objet 3D prototype parts were then made by Formero and supplied to the client for approval and to test-fit the existing displays. The prototype parts fitted perfectly first time, so designs were then sent directly to Formero China who used its 'Parts Only' service to create the tool and mould the 200 plastic parts.
According to the company’s Managing Director, Louie Takchi, Berry Design and Formero enabled them to deliver a hospital contract with minimal disruption.