The Kymanox® device design and innovation team designed, 3D printed, and molded a vial adapter in house. Kymanox performed Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and tolerance analyses prior to prototyping to reduce component iterations. Kymanox utilized 3D printing for rapid component evaluation as well as for quick turn injection molds.

Challenge

Kymanox needed to design the component and prep it for 3D printing and molding, perform analyses, and execute the 3D printing and molding.

Solution

Kymanox designed the component in Solidworks (CAD), prepped it for 3D printing and prototype-level molding, and performed a basic FEA to confirm assumptions related to functionality. Kymanox then 3D printed the component to get initial feedback on form and fit and 3D printed molds to be used for prototype injection molding. Lastly, Kymanox molded the PC/ABS component and checked functionality.

Results

The Kymanox device design and innovation team designed a CAD file that could be quickly refined and modified to allow for design changes and prepped for 3D printing and molding, confirmed functionality with a FEA, and confirmed fit with a tolerance analysis.