The management at Covelight wanted their product to really stand out. A rack-mount device is typically stacked amongst other nondescript flat metal boxes. Only the front face is visible, so that’s where Porticos focused our attention.
- Concept Generation
- Appearance Design
- Photorealistic Rendering
- Electronics Packaging
- LED Lighting
- Welding and Grinding
- Powder Coating
- Prototype Fabrication
- New Product Design
Designed to Fit Business Goals
We started with an assessment of Covelight’s business goals: Low volumes, high margin, tight schedule to launch. This was Covelight’s first product, so there was no “design language” to match.
We had to provide something elegant and eye-catching that would fit their schedule and budget.
The engineering team quickly settled on a formed sheet-metal solution, then set about generating photorealistic rendering of several approaches.
We worked with Covelight to refine their favorite approach in CAD. Achieving that look required welding and grinding; easily achievable within schedule and budget constraints.
The Final Product
We then fabricated several prototypes, resulting in a delighted client and a handsome product.
Photos of the finished device are shown here. It looks so good that Porticos keeps a model in our showcase!