Proper ergonomic design is essential for preventing injury and enhancing productivity. 3D printed models permit accurate testing of ergonomic performance during the development process.
PolyJet 3D Printed Ergonomic Models
Rough models are of little value when you really want to assess how people will use a product, since physical properties significantly impact ergonomic performance. Property–perfect product models are essential for reliable ergonomic testing.
PolyJet 3D Printing technology solves the ergonomic testing conundrum with hundreds of materials and Digital Materials offering a wide variety of physical properties. PolyJet materials accurately replicate the rubber–like elastomeric properties of thermoset and thermoplastic materials that are critical for good ergonomic design and also offer materials excellent for modeling rigid elements of the products.
By digitally combining materials using Connex multi–material 3D printing, designers can create realistic models that replicate the physical properties of each individual part of a product. Materials can be modified during multiple test rounds, enabling the optimization of product ergonomics prior to launching into full production.