Our engineering team helped our client scale up and improved their product for a custom wound electromagnetic coil.
- The customer collaborated with Able Coil & Electronics after a failed effort with another supplier.
- The product was costly, and didn’t meet their standards for the bobbin winding the application of the bobbin in use.
- “The initial product was over-engineered and challenging to wind,” said Steven Rockefeller, President Able Coil & Electronics. “Using our 3D printing capabilities, we successfully suggested an alternative bobbin that was both simpler to print, and at a better value for the client without impacting product performance. Truly, a win-win.”
Project Explanation (Process)
In Able Coil & Electronics, our customer found a partner who could not only help to simplify the bobbin prototype, execute the complex winding and also print out the bobbin using a 3D printer to quickly evaluate the options.
The original samples were submitted to Able Coil & Electronics for an initial prototype review.
Our Engineering team evaluated the samples, making creative suggestions to improve the bobbin prototype, tightened up the winding and created a slot for exiting the lead wires.
The first prototype was printed and machine wound by Able Coil & Electronics, and given to the customer to review. They were pleased with the samples, and asked Able Coil & Electronics proceeded with the product build.
Prior to the build, a further refinement to the bobbin prototype was suggested. Achieving the same technical results with a much less complicated 3D print, the Engineering team was able to reduce the print time, which subsequently meant the project cost stayed in line.