PediaVision® is a medical device company that provides comprehensive vision assessment technology for use on adults and children as young as 6 months old. Their latest innovation, Spot, is a patent-pending device that can assess a child’s vision quickly (in less than 1 sec) and objectively, eliminating the subjective analysis that results from many of today’s vision screening tools.
Geared toward children, the wireless, handheld, screen-anywhere device makes vision screening as easy as taking a photo, which is important for toddlers and young children. Similar to a point-and-shoot camera, Spot captures results in less than one second, making it efficient for use in a physician’s office or a large-scale public screening. For example, a typical school can be screened in one day, dramatically lowering the cost to screen students.
The demand for Spot, however, was outpacing traditional manufacturing techniques. They ultimately turned to Quickparts® for pre-production cast urethane parts, which was able to deliver safety grade parts with production tolerances, all within the required leadtime.
“We needed to fill the gap between early stage development and hard tooling,” said Jeff Lammers, Lead Engineer at PediaVision. “Quickparts allowed us to test production quality prototypes months before traditional tooling would allow.”
QuickQuote® provided PediaVision a single source solution to all their short-term housing needs. Within 7 days the engineers received their prototype and were able to test with production material and production tolerances prior to going to hard tooling. “Rapid prototyping allowed us to compress our schedule by 3-6 months,” said Lammers. “Tooling is costly. Quickparts saved us time and money by allowing us to test pre-production prototypes before cutting hard tooling.”
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