Symbol Technologies LS1908

  • Photography by Bill Albrecht
  • Photography by Bill Albrecht
  • Photography by Bill Albrecht
  • Photo showing the various prototypes in 3D-printed wax, 3D-printed SLA, as well as some first early injection-moulding shots and accessory stands.  In the foreground you can see the bicycle lights that inspired the the eye-catching lightpipe feedback texture.
     
    Photography by Bill Albrecht
  • Alias CAD model

    We like to keep the surfaces as clean and simple as possible - this makes for more robustly update-able surfaces during any changes (be they ergonomic, functionality or engineering driven).  The radii are traditionally applied downstream of Alias when brought into an engineering package like ProE/Creo.
  • Alias CAD model blended with some ProE data
  • 3D-printed wax evaluation models.  As the models reach the CAD stage (and therefore printable stage), we begin to obsess over the smallest ergonomic details, refining them through multiple rapid prototypes.  It's has been known for 1mm to be critiqued, all in the name of making a good user experience!
  • Some of the first evaluation plastic injection moulds out of the tool.
  • In the foreground: the first shot part. In the background: a final dual shot part
     
    Lesson learned: The texture underneath the clear ended up melting under the heat and pressure of the dual-shot injection moulding process for the clear second shot.  Note the lack of shut-off surface(s) for the clear second shot.
  • "Work is love made visible" - Khalil Gibran
     
    There's nothing like a clear-plastic injection moulded part to showcase the beauty in the design and engineering of a product.
  • Perception is important in all our design thinking - note the rubberised hit points on the nose and foot.  Both protects in a drop, and adds to the perception of quality every time the user puts the scanner down onto the surface and hears a satisfying solid sound (and not a hollow plastic noise).