Aeroponic Basket Design Advances Organic Strategy & Increases Productivity

Luke Geiger Digital Manufacturing, Product Development, Featured

“Through rapid iteration and testing we far surpassed our original design goals for organic by also increasing yields and growth speeds.”   Project Brief Lettuce Abound is a Minnesota company and pioneer in organic farming. Recently, they began using aeroponics as part of a forward-looking expansion strategy. They came to DI Labs for a custom-designed aeroponic basket that would hold …

Custom Designed Tradeshow Display Engages Audience

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Our client needed to feature a very unique product for residential construction applications at a national tradeshow. We designed a solution that not only showcased the assembled product in a simulated construction setting but included a central monitor with a looping testimonial video. The display attracted a record number of prospects resulting in an extremely successful show. solution: DI Labs provided an end-to-end …

Product Redesign Vastly Reduces Components, Labor and Costs

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Our client purchased a business featuring an overly complex and labor-intensive product line. He brought it to DI Labs looking for ways to streamline manufacturing and assembly, which would ultimately reduce costs and improve margins. Our solution was to redesign the main component of the product which ultimately allowed us to replace 15 parts with one, newly-designed, injection-molded part. solution: …

New Fitting Design to Enhance Core Product

Marketing Product Development, Featured

Our client manufactures a metal product that requires a plastic fitting. The current fitting was aesthetically unappealing and detracted from the streamlined look of our client’s product. We solved that problem by custom designing a new fitting that couples from the inside and can be colorized to match the metal. solution: DI Labs provided a full-service solution from custom design …

New Product Prototype Needed and Delivered in 24 Hours

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Our client was presented with an opportunity to pitch a new product idea to a major customer but didn’t have a prototype. The DI Labs team was able to adjust their design files for digital manufacturing and print a finish-quality prototype within 24 hours of their request. <strongsolution: We were able to take the new product design files and adjustment …

High Performance, Fast Turn Option for Thermoform Tooling

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Our client was using wood to produce thermoform tooling and was looking for a faster, more efficient option. They came to DI Labs to explore the use of digital manufacturing. We redesigned their tooling project to work on our 3D printing technology then digitally manufactured a mold made from high-performance nylon. Our technology saved the client weeks of production time …

Custom Designed Downstream Manufacturing Tool Delivered in 24 Hours

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Our client manufactures a plastic product that requires hand-cutting at the end of the production line. The knife solution they were using was unsafe and created a ragged edge on the plastic. With one of their best customers coming for an inspection within 24 hours, they had an immediate, urgent need for a cutting solution that would consistently produce a …

4′ Prototype of Body Trim for IndyCar Track Testing

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An IndyCar race team needed to do track testing on a 4-foot-long section of trim for the cockpit. We redesigned the part into multiple interlocking components to allow printing and provide the assembled strength for track testing.