TELEDYNE LEEMAN LABS Prodigy7
Teledyne Leeman Labs, engineers and manufacturers of spectrometers, retained Robert DeFelice & Associates (RDA) in 2005 because of RDA's excellent track record of designing successful spectrometers for Biorad and Thermofisher Scientific (Thermobaird and Thermoelemental).
Prodigy7, above, designed in 2015 was a scientific, next generation advancement of Prodigy designed in 2005 below, both designed by Robert DeFelice &Associates.
"You and your team did such a great job on Prodigy in 2005, we didn't need you for ten years," said Leeman Labs president.
The sleek styling of Prodigy7 reflects its advanced analytical features and benefits. The 100-inch radius across its 42 inch width creates a soft, inviting image that enhances lab personnel's comfort. Prodigy7's size is visually reduced by sculpting and reducing its lower half. An imaginative, slightly asymmetrical window on the sample chamber door establishes Prodigy7 as futuristic. A peristaltic pump and technician's controls are conveniently located for rapid, easy set-up and operation.
We provided a complete package of handsome styling, mechanical engineering for the RIM (molded) polyurethane parts, EMI shielding inside the sample chamber, related sheet metal parts, packaging of internal components, COTS components, DFMA 3D and 2D manufacturing documentation and vendor recommendations.
Teledyne Leeman Labs in 2005 asked RDA to redesign Prodigy which was experiencing prohibitive manufacturing costs based on inappropriate styling created by a previous industrial design firm. Specifically, the upper, front bezel and sample door were expensive and difficult to manufacture. Our solution was a simpler, more elegant curve that swept across the upper front of Prodigy creating the upper bezel and sample chamber door, both economically pressure formed with low-cost tooling. The sample chamber door includes a molded-in handle. The lower half of Prodigy retained its former sheet metal enclosure, pump and technician's controls.
We provided a complete package of handsome styling, mechanical engineering for the pressure formed parts, packaging of internal components, COTS components, updating of sheet metal parts, DFMA 3D and 2D manufacturing documentation and vendor recommendations.