Prototyping for high tech machine building
Proof-of-concept is an important step in product or process development. The size of the step to realising production methods and machines is reduced by properly validating the concept or production method.
We often build a prototype for this. A prototype is often simpler than the end product because only certain crucial functionalities are present. The advantage of prototyping is that it is much faster than manufacturing a final solution. Due to the simplicity of the setup, improvements can be made quickly in subsequent versions of the prototype. This is also known as rapid prototyping.
What can we prove with a prototype?
- Subfunctions of a machine or production line
- Functionalities of a product
- Manufacturability of a product
- Production process
- The entire machine or setup
From prototyping to final solution
With larger, more complex prototypes or when expensive parts are used, we always look at for a sustainable deployment of the prototype. For example, we usually build follow-up versions and improvements onto the original prototype. It also regularly happens that the prototype and/or the components used are included in the final machine. This saves costs and development time.
Prototyping with System125
STT has developed its own rapid prototyping system, System 125. With this modular do-it-yourself system, we assemble setups exactly as planned in advance. This saves unnecessary costs and time.
Our System125 enables technicians to build an (electro)mechanical system without intermediate steps. The range of System125 modules can be seamlessly combined with other pneumatic, electrical, mechanical en 3D printed parts. System125 constructions can always be adapted or expanded as desired.
Modules that are no longer needed over time are not lost, but can be disassembled and reused for the next project. Ideal for R&D departments that want to prototype quickly, flexibly and sustainably.