|Consumer electronics designs with plastic injection molded housings require accurate pre-prototypes built for both engineering and marketing purposes. Humminbird fish finder sonars and GPS devices (below) were built using CNC milling to cut blocks of acrylic into componants ranging from housings to working keypads and buttons.
Ten hand assembled units were painted to simulate textured plastic, some fitted with electronic PCBs for field testing and a few were detailed for marketing photography. (Hold mouse over pictures for alternate views)
INT dry transfer art made from are used to create realistic displays. Models can be built with interior details including alignment bosses, stand-offs, and snap fittings to finalize production line procedures before expensive dies are made. Drop and shock testing destroys some models.
Mr. Boren has experience as an Industrial Designer at Techsonics (Humminbird) and IBM Office Products Division, plus assisting private inventors with plastic product design.