Prototypes that look and perform

Case Study:

Lymphease is a patented medical device for self administered treatment of Lymphoedema by using Cycloid Vibration to simulate lymphatic drainage. Lymphease was developed for CT Healthcare Pty Ltd with the help of Proen Design and Professor Neil Piller at Flinders University over three years.

Challenge: Proen required prototypes that would look, feel and perform like the real thing.

Solution: Utilising our in-house silicone tooling and vacuum casting technology, production intent prototypes enabled the customer to:
• Physically validate the CAD data
• Perform “hands on” design verification of the form, fit and function of the parts.
• Evaluate the colour aesthetics of the product.
• Undertake overseas marketing to communicate the product design and generate sales interest.

Result: Lymphease’s stylish and clever design incorporates a rubber over-mould handle, fine detailed graphics, functional button and clear lense. Silicone tooling and vacuum casting provided the best method of economically creating aesthetic and functional models, utilising a range of polyurethane materials that have been specially formulated to simulate production grade plastics and provide Proen with a prototype that would impress.

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