RayVio UV Disinfecting Water Bottle
The Radius Digital Prototype Lab (DPL) brought the RayVio dream to life in six short weeks.
RayVio is an advanced health and hygiene company focused on delivering clean water and environments. The company’s unique, efficient, and powerful Ultraviolet (UV) LED technology can be integrated into a variety of applications to give consumers control over their health without chemicals or costly consumables. To support its goals, RayVio wanted to produce a prototype of a self-disinfecting water bottle to demonstrate how the core technology could be applied in a real-world scenario. Radius’s integrated consulting and rapid prototyping capabilities under one roof were ready to make it happen.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN / CONCEPTUAL ENGINEERING / MECHANICAL DESIGN / ACCELERATED PRODUCT INTRODUCTION / USABILITY & FUNCTIONAL TESTING
“Radius helped us bring our technology vision to life—in six weeks—by delivering a tangible prototype to show our growing partner ecosystem,” says Dr. Yitao Liao, Chief Innovation Officer at RayVio. “The integrated capabilities offered at the Radius Digital Prototype Lab can greatly reduce time to market for any new technology.”
Collaboration Breeds Innovation
The collective team began with a series of meetings to align all areas to the project goals, which were to design and build a self-disinfecting water bottle prototype. Radius designers, engineers, and other experts then explored various architectures and configurations for the bottle. The ideation process included working on designs and simulations, determining materials, and addressing engineering problems, such as LED window placement, heat dissipation, and power.
After getting sign-off on architecture and configuration, the Radius DPL put together and tested different parts of the bottle, such as the thread and seals for the twist-off cap. They used CAD tools, 3D printing, CT scanners, digital die cutters and computer numeric control (CNC) mills to build and test all the parts. Radius cycled through almost 40 different seals before the best solution was found.
By utilizing the DPL’s cutting-edge technology, the product development team was able to analyze and test designs and either reduce or increase the number of iterations in real time. This ultimately resulted in Radius quickly and seamlessly being able to determine a viable prototype. Overall, there were 200 different iterations required to produce the final prototypes. Using traditional methods, these steps would have taken three or more months. Radius completed the task in just six weeks.
For RayVio, this approach translated into a delivery of four working prototypes that are proving extremely helpful in taking the company’s unique technology to market in product form. Together, the Radius team worked to reduce risks and accelerate the introduction of a tangible prototype.
Innovation. Realized through accelerated collaboration.