Dennison Manufacturing Company Accumark 1000
Dennison Manufacturing Company (now Avery Dennison), Retail Systems Division, asked Robert DeFelice & Associates to create Accumark, a sleek, comfortable, handheld labeler for marking retail products. (Robert DeFelice & Associates created 5 products for Dennison).
Our sleek design solution includes an ergonomically correct handle that allows comfortable wrist movement required to swipe each label on a product. Inserting label material and batteries is convenient and easy. "Your design will be a good addition to our Retail Systems product line," said Retail Systems Director.
We provided a complete package of handsome styling and preliminary mechanical engineering for the low cost, injection molded housing. Additional designs were created for a cabled printer and cabled light pen for inventory control.
Capacitec Gapman II
Capacitec asked Robert DeFelice & Associates to redesign Gapman, a hand-held gap, battery powered, measuring instrument that employs a copper wand placed between opposite surfaces and measures the distance between the surfaces with +/-0.003 inch precision. The goal was to reduce manufacturing costs and improve its sales appeal and styling. The prior Gapman was a 2-piece, cast urethane package that was expensive to manufacture.
Our sleek, award-winning Gapman II solution was a handsome, sculpted housing with improved ergonomics and much greater sales appeal including integration of Capacitec's raised logo prominently on Gapman's nose. Its injection molded design reduced manufacturing costs by 82% that resulted in significant ROI for tooling and increased Capacitec profits.
"Our orders have gone up and our costs went down, the ideal situation for us," said Capacitec's CEO.
We provided a complete package of handsome styling, efficient mechanical engineering for the low cost, injection molded housing including snap-fit batteries compartment, packaging of the electronics, minimum COTS fasteners, all DFMA 3D and 2D documentation, and vendor recommendations.
Thermodetection Sample Collector
Thermodetection retained Robert DeFelice & Associates (RDA) because of its outstanding track record of designing and engineering successful homeland security, handheld detection products for Ion Track Instruments (purchased by General Electric) and Implant Sciences.
Thermodetection asked RDA to create a sleek, handheld, battery powered, motorized wand, collector of potentially explosives material. A piece of carpet-like material that was clipped to the front of the wand was rubbed on a surface while the motor created suction causing molecules to attach to the carpet material. The sample material would have been removed and placed in a spectrometer for analysis.
We provided a complete package of handsome styling, mechanical engineering for the injection molded housing, COTS rechargeable battery, sample-attaching clip design, packaging of internal components, DFMA 3D and 2D manufacturing documentation and vendor recommendations.