The Xylem rQPOD water survey vehicle is a leading solution for hydrographic (water characteristics) and bathymetric (water depth) measurements. LUMA helped the Xylem team simplify the waterproof electronics housing whilst also optimising the design for injection moulding production. This change from vacuum casting to injection moulding reduced the manufacturing costs by approximately 50% and entirely eliminated the lengthy machining processes that were previously required, leading to a further saving of 60%.
Manufacturing costs reduced by 60%
All post-manufacture machining processes eliminated
Lead time reduced by 15 weeks
For more information regarding the Xylem rQPOD vehicle, click here: https://www.xylemanalytics.co.uk/rqpod-modular-remote-survey-boat