Taking a Point-of-sale Kiosk Company from Prototype to Production

A consumer product startup came to the CollabraTech team to help it bring its breakthrough part-marking kiosk technology from test and prototype to a consumer-ready product, at a cost-effective price, in a compressed time frame. Working from the prototype design, CTS engineers developed a robust, cost-effective kiosk enclosure—designed for volume manufacturing—to house the machine’s highly sensitive laser-marking mechanisms. The final kiosk design met all of the customer’s stringent performance, safety, and aesthetic requirements. Additionally, the CTS team supervised successful implementation of a plan to move the tool from prototype into production, managing the entire manufacturing process including fabrication, procurement, and assembly of the kiosk’s major mechanical systems. Delivery of kiosks, at a volume of 150 units per month, was completed in less than 10 months, allowing the customer to meet delivery commitments to the end customer.