The client approached Cito because their existing test cell device was expensive to manufacture and provided inconsistent results. Tight tolerance requirements for the system mass and specific dimensions were difficult to obtain with the old product. Cito was asked to improve the overall design of the test cell device for a more efficient, cost effective device to use with their portable X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis instruments.
- Design for Test Cell Device
- Mechanical Engineering
- Rapid prototyping
- Materials Selection
- Automated heat sealing process
Cito redesigned the test cell to allow for high volume production, reducing cost of goods by 35% and assembly cost by 24%. The improved parts provided consistent outcomes and were able to be produced more efficiently with injection molding in place of machined parts.
Cito’s team was able to significantly reduce test cell assembly time by developing an automatable solution and improved the end-user experience by making the consumable single-use, eliminating cleaning requirements.