ABB3D sensor


3D sensor for quality inspection

ABB’s 3DVM GSC department asked bigD and Wehl&Partner for the industrial design of their new 3D sensor and the support in the manufacture of the first functional prototypes, as well as the first series.

The result was a project developed in record time with an outstanding design and functional prototypes from the very first unit.

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“ bigD and WP delivered a high quality project within very tight deadlines.”

ABB Manager


The challenge

How to realise a flawless design of a complex product, which can be manufactured with additive technologies, at minimum cost but still looking like a final product?

The only way was the close collaboration between a leading industrial design company (bigD) and a leading manufacturing company (Wehl&Partner).

The difficulty in this project was to engineer the enclosures to get it right from prototype 0.


The solution

An excellent design that solves the functional needs and guarantees the highest quality with the manufacturing technologies for single prototypes or limited series. Maintenance access to the product is simplified with a top cover, the product is given a new look, components are reduced…