热准备

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World’s first handheld cable heating tool lands exclusive licensing deal.

所面临的挑战

Build a low-成本 handheld cable heating device that eliminates poor cable connections saving 1000x rework 成本s for Cable Co’s.

解决方案

一个不受天气影响的, 使用简单, compact tool that heats up in 15 seconds ensuring proper connections every time.


 
Video: 热准备 production prototype field testing.

01.

艰难的设计决策

Early identification of trade-offs between battery size, heating time, and 成本.

02.

材料选择

Careful choice of conductive materials that insulate hand and heat cable.

03.

市场分析

Help identify optimal 成本 targets, market size, and licensing opportunities.

04.

极端条件下.

设计 device for extreme environments ranging from -30°C to +30°C

概念设计原型

A

设计

热准备 walked in the door with an idea and proof-of-function prototype for a handheld cable heating tool. They were looking for help with volume manufacturing and taking product to market.

在确定设计要求之后, several trade-off decisions were identified including battery, 设备尺寸, 成本, 和加热时间. The output was several manufacturable design concepts that would meet price targets, 设备的功能, 和监管要求.

"Identify design trade-off decisions early on."
爆炸视图

Bench model build of electronics for testing design concepts

"Mechanical and software engineering teams working together."
B.

工程

在选择一个设计概念之后, the engineering and software teams were faced with more tough challenges including heat transfer, 环境压力, and accommodation of a variety of cable diameters.

The solution was to carefully select materials whose properties would allow for both heat conduction to the cable and heat insulation to protect hands. The device was then fully modeled in 3D CAD and ready for pre-production prototype testing.

Pre-production prototype parts for user testing trials

C

测试

Upon finalization of detailed engineering, several proof-of-concept prototypes were produced and put into the field and laboratory for testing. These included devices with a variety of sleeve materials to gather user feedback on feel and function. The testing revealed several issues with storage of device in existing pouches and cold weather function.

The end was result was to choose a soft-durometer silicon sleeve that had a soft touch in all environmental conditions.

"Functional prototype for in field technician testing."

最终产品

"Finding the right production partners and process."
D

制造业

Choosing the right manufacturing process and supply partners is critical to for smooth volume production.

365游戏平台使用热预处理, and their exclusive distributor Cable Prep to source high-quality partners and integrate the product into a custom global supply chain. The result was a high-quality first volume production run with a <1% defect rate, 远远高于行业标准.

“365游戏平台's ability to identify and eliminate design risk and deliver an amazing user experience is now paying dividends as the sales grow.  他们帮助我们实现了我们的愿景, and provided a quality manufacturing solution, allowing us to concentrate on marketing and sales.  我们将再次与他们合作!”
- Josh Guimond,创始人 ‎热预科,LLC

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