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How the Additive Manufacturing Process Saves Development Time

April 26, 2014

woxom-smartphone-video-stabilizer-slingshot-triumphant-iphone-smallCharles Waugh of WOXOM approached ProtoCAM to help prototype his new innovation – the SlingShot – a smartphone accessory to improve video quality by making it easier to keep the camera steady.

It uses a flexible cradle, designed to fit almost any smartphone, which attaches to a handle with built-in ball swivel and super slick pop-out feet. The cradle attaches via a 1/4-20 threaded insert, allowing the cradle to mount not only to it’s own handle, but any standard tripod.

Charles had already tried other rapid prototyping technologies but didn’t get quite what he needed in terms of quality. ProtoCAM discussed his needs and determined that Accura 25 would be the most appropriate rapid prototyping material for this project. It provided tight tolerances, a high quality finish, and the ability to ship only a couple days after ordered. After only a few days on Kickstarter, the project was fully funded and heading to commercial production!

As with many of our customers, Charles was excited to see his creation come to life. He even made a video which shows not only the parts for his project, but also the care with which ProtoCAM packages parts for delivery.