Rugged Mesh Network Handheld Radio
Client – Private
Ripple Design was contracted by the client to help transition an existing prototype system to full rate production. Our engineers performed a redesign of the handheld radio enclosure optimizing it for manufacturing as well making modifications so that it was fully waterproof (IP68 ingress protection rating - fully functional after being submerged in 1m of water for 30 minutes). Ripple defined system requirements, performed design modifications, fabricated prototypes, and tested a number of units to ensure all requirements had been met. Next Ripple selected an injection molding vendor and worked with that vendor to setup the manufacturing. Ripple engineers tested and evaluated first run parts and worked with the vendor to refine the manufacturing process until the parts were as desired.