Let your customers unleash their inner rock star. Engineer to order has been done, but what about design to order? Learn how to create flexible complex designs driven from customer inputs. Increase efficiencies and margins using the sculpting tools in the Fusion 360 3D CAD design app and the automation capabilities of Inventor software. We use our startup, Orphanage Guitars, as a case study to illustrate how our customers are able to design their own custom carved-top electric guitars to their specifications in a matter of minutes. We let you behind the curtain, show our process, and discuss the pros and cons of alternative mass customization methods.
Those who work in consumer product industries where mass customization may provide new business opportunities
Matt is currently Principal and cofounder of Redpoint Studios in Manchester, NH. Redpoint is a mechanical and industrial design consultancy primarily serving the medical and consumer product industries. Matt was formally an Autodesk certified instructor of both the mechanical (Inventor) and industrial design (Alias) suites of products while working as an applications engineer at M2 Technologies, a Gold Partner and ATC Autodesk reseller. Prior to M2, Matt held the position of Lead Industrial Designer at Deka Research and Development, a world renowned R&D firm founded by the inventor Dean Kamen. Matt has experience designing and building marketable products around proprietary technologies. He specializes in product usability, ergonomics and aesthetics. He provided design expertise on projects in the fields of dialysis, diabetes care, surgical devices, diagnostics, water purification, power generation, action sports, lighting design, ground penetrating radar, robotics and guitars.
Scott is one of the Principals at the product development firm Redpoint Studios. He is an experienced product designer with a background in medical devices and consumer products. While working as a Mechanical Designer at Deka Research and Development, Scott worked on home hemodialysis machines and ultra efficient water purification systems for the developing world. He holds several patents related to these systems. Scott earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University where he was the project leader for the solar vehicle team and studied alternative energy solutions. Scott has been using AutoCAD since version 12 and Inventor since version 5.3. He has also been an Autodesk applications engineer for M2 Technologies.
Configurator 360, a new software as a service (SaaS) offering, makes it absurdly easy to publish configurable models to an online catalog. Your sales teams, distributors, and customers can then configure, visualize, and request a quote for a product through a web browser or a mobile device. This class provides an overview of the steps required to publish catalogs and illustrates the process with some examples.