Inside Logitech's video labs for optical design, 3D prototyping

Inside Logitech's video labs for optical design, 3D prototyping

Summary: Let's take a stroll through Logitech's new video labs for optical and audio testing in Silicon Valley.

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  • 3D PROTOTYPING

    Kamran Khoshkhou, a mechanical engineer and lab manager at Logitech, described that 3D prototyping allows them to build prototypes overnight rather than over two to three weeks. This means that the team can edit and revise prototypes on a quicker timeline and more often, possibly moving a project forward at a greater speed than possible before.

     

  • 3D PROTOTYPING

    All of the design work for the prototyping is done on a computer. For the presentation, Khoshkhou made his own replica of the Darth Vader helmet, which he jokingly repeated that it was just for fun and he's not trying to violate any copyright laws.

    Nevertheless, the details on the helmet looked extremely precise when printed. On the first try, they weren't precise enough as Khoshkhou said there were a few gaps he had to fix. But the second one worked, acting as a nice privacy shade for the BCC950 ConferenceCam.

  • 3D PROTOTYPING

    Overall, Khoshkhou said that production for this prototype only took about six hours total, breaking down to three to four hours for designing it on the computer with another two hours to print.

    Even better, he estimated that the plastic materials for the helmet prototype only cost about $25 to $30. The 3D printer, however, costs about $60,000.

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  • Everything looks sooo boring.

    Engineers must be taking drugs to stay alive in that completely uninspiring place.
    tetraclit