Development speed and a well-designed, user-centric final product are critical to the success of companies launching consumer and computer electronic products and devices to different markets. Technology-enabled manufacturing processes can accelerate design cycles, lower development costs, and help support more SKUs and product customization that consumers now demand. From airplanes to automobiles to hospitals, electronics can be found nearly everywhere delivering value through advanced features and improving user experiences.
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HP Slashes Design Cycle Time with Rapid Manufacturing
The tech giant used injection molding to trim development time from months to weeks for its next-generation printers. While developing its next-generation inkjet printer, HP turned to Protolabs’ injection molding service to slash design cycle time from a standard, six- to eight-week timeframe to just 15 days.
This reliable thermoplastic is widely used in industries like consumer electronics. It brings general-purpose performance for parts like electronics enclosures and handheld devices and is also relatively inexpensive.
Aluminum.This material can be machined or formed through sheet metal fabrication to create housings, brackets, or other metal parts that need high strength and low weight are required.
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g, choose from several elastomeric materials for parts that need impact resistance or flexibility. Overmolding is also available for components and products with ergonomic grips, buttons, or handles.
Polycarbonate. This strong and extremely impact resistant thermoplastic has a low shrink and good dimensional stability. It’s a transparent plastic that is available in optically clear grades, which works well for transparent covers and housings.