“Inspire shows the essential material that cannot be removed from a design. This helps you understand your design earlier and can be used as a common language between departments.”
– Andy Davis, Sr.
Design Engineer, Computer Aided Engineering, Evenflo, Inc.
Once the design direction was finalized, the part was matured in Pro-E and a FDM rapid prototype was built for stroller and sled testing. “This was a successful project for us. After styling the part, we were still able to achieve a 25% improvement” said Brian Pleiman. “The quick results we were able to get from Inspire assisted the co-development of the new part between ID and Engineering.”
Inspire has shown value to Evenflo as a tool for “sustaining engineering” where fast turnaround for functional improvements is essential. Awareness of Inspire has grown within Evenflo and future projects will apply Inspire from inception. Opportunities beyond car seats for implementation into the full product design process include gates, strollers and high chairs.