Bright Ideas: Specialized Aerospace AssembliesJoel Coffman
Bright Ideas is the TyRex Family’s New Evolutionary Technology Thinking program designed to create “Innovative Marketing Initiatives” that will develop into Expanding Markets with “Competitive Co-Market Positioning” utilizing our newest tool, 3D Printing. The program has enabled our family of companies to reduce time with large cost savings through quick-turn prototypes, time-efficient jigs and fixtures, and, of course, overall production cost reductions. We are excited to offer these same possibilities to you and your customers as co-marketing partners.
In this effort, iRex and TekRex (an associated entity of the TyRex group focused on 3D printing development) teamed up and worked together to provide a quick and cost-efficient solution for an aerospace company needing board and housing assemblies:
CHALLENGE: An aerospace company needed 100 specialized board and housing assemblies for test sites on a compressed timeline. There were no existing enclosures on the market that would work for their specific application, and they didn’t have the bandwidth to design or build a mold for the enclosure.
SOLUTION: Designed a custom enclosure to fit the custom board and cable assembly. 3D printed to eliminate 4-6 week lead time and the expense of creating a custom injection mold. Completed printing within one week and reduced cost of enclosures by 80 percent.
For more information on how iRex & TekRex can help you with your own Bright Ideas, contact: Martin Johnson by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (512-615-4632).