Challenges of Integrating Industrial Product Design CAD packages in Commercial New Product Development in SME settings

Gayathrimanoj Kopattil, Jonathan Binder, Ertu Unver, Omar Huerta, Aishwarya Bandla

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This research focuses on one of the many challenges faced by industrial designers in SMEs with commercial CAD packages and offers solutions to overcome these limitations for new product development. Although CAD packages are crucial for design finalisation, CAD tools have limitations to assist the design conceptualization stage and designers struggle to transition between different stages of the design process. This gap in resources means it is necessary for designers to rely on traditional design tools such as sketching, as well as formulate creative solutions while using CAD tools for successful product development.

This commercially funded research in collaboration with Innovate UK and a medical SME in the UK is aimed at pioneering medical device innovations in the field of chemotherapy side effect management. The project is aimed at the design and development of a cryo-compression delivering system including a miniaturized device and wearable limb wraps to prevent the dose-limiting side effect of chemotherapy called Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN). The case study investigates the challenges of using 3D CAD tools for the leg wearable design as part of the CIPN system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 20th Annual International CAD Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCAD'23
PublisherCAD Solutions
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2023
Event20th Annual International CAD Conference - Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 10 Jul 202312 Jul 2023
Conference number: 20

Publication series

NameCAD Proceedings
PublisherCAD Solutions
ISSN (Print)2769-8440


Conference20th Annual International CAD Conference
Abbreviated titleCAD'23
CityMexico City
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