In today’s time when everything that we see around us is becoming smart, IoT (internet of things) is something that is revolving around in the startup world. In general, the term refers to the networking of devices, sensors, etc. via standard interfaces. The basis for IoT is intelligent objects. These “smart objects” are the ones whose original function has been extended using built-in sensors, microprocessors or network adapters.
In times of competitive markets, differentiation, innovation and customer loyalty is becoming more important for IoT startups. When we talk about innovation, 3D printing technology plays a vital role in changing your imagination into reality. The Internet of Things and 3D printing are coming of age, which is adding on to more and more a sales guarantee.
The biggest obstacles to widespread use of custom device enclosures is; lack of resource for creation of great design, high investment and turn around times demanded by traditional manufacturing processes, mandate of minimum order quantity requirements for production. Morphedo consults you on all these parameters and finds an optimal way for IoT companies to go to market fast with a great acceptable design, which would be an add on to their competitive edge.
While IoT is helping the world make everything trackable and traceable, 3D printing allows both technologies to flow seamlessly in everyday life. Here’s how IoT startups can use 3D printing more and more to grow their market fast:
1. Rapid Prototyping
Rapid prototyping is an umbrella term for various production processes of 3D printing, for the rapid production of prototypes (sample components). Once you are done with the test phase of your IoT “smart objects” and you know you are ready to grab the market, 3D printing can help you to create the right design of the “Enclosure” and produce the same.
Rapid prototyping enables the spatial visualisation of concept components by three-dimensional CAD data quickly and cost-effectively. Concerning the “Rapid Prototyping” application level, two sub-levels can be defined: “Solid Imaging” (creation of a three-dimensional image or sculpture) and “Concept Modelling” on the one hand and “Functional Prototyping” on the other hand.
Concept modelling is often used to illustrate complex CAD drawings. In this context, they are also referred to as “data control models”: the verification of the dimension not only serves to control the CAD data but also forms the basis for developing interdisciplinary discussions.
On the other hand, “Functional prototyping” is used to check and represent functions of a later product or to make the production decision, even the model can be used as a final part.
2. Quicker Batch Testing and Small Run Production
Everyone in business knows the importance of going to market fast. We understand that as a startup, you may not have a tremendous amount of unit production requirement. Hence, there is no need for bulk orders when you opt for a 3D printed enclosure for your project. Morphedo, prepares you to be able to take to market a presentable good looking device, in any colour and quantity that you define, in a very short time. Our small batch testing and small run production facilities help you reach the market within your production budget.
Experts at Morphedo help you get high-quality professional electronic enclosures in no time. We need to know your requirements and a conceptual framework from you, to make sure we deliver you a 100% satisfactory product.