The Quiet Road To Production
AirHush develops a unique transparent sound abatement solution using their novel Inflatable Sound Attenuation Technology (ISAT). Their flag ship product breaks the mold of traditional sound abatment systems by no longer using expensive, invasive and permanent solutions. Rather AirHush has developed a transparent, modular, lightweight partition that can be used in many applications ranging from open concept offices to schools, exhibit halls, recording studios, home theaters, museums and even industrial work sites all seeking to reduce noise levels.
Getting their product in front of customers before production
As an accomplished entrepreneur Jim has run two travel companies in the past HighAdventureTravel.com and AirTreks.com and he knows the importance of iterating quickly and getting customer feed back immediately. Jim worked with Titanic design on prototyping the frame for the ISAT system. We were able to print new frame concepts in a single day which were then tested for stiffness, weight, and material use, all critical factors needed for a successful product. Airhush meticulously developed and tested dozens of new frame cross sections rapidly learning lessons and improving their prototype product. Multiple units of a late stage prototype were also rapid prototyped ensuring that Jim had a working prototype to demonstrate in time to attend the worlds largest music equipment event located in Nashville Tennessee and for key investor meetings.
“Titanic Design allowed us go go through dozens of iterations quickly to perfect our design before committing to tooling with turnaround of the 3D printed iterations in some cases same day”
- Jim Pilaar, AirHush CEO
Mistakes in tooling and manufacturing can be make or break for a start up. By using Titanic Design Jim was able to go through dozens of iteration to get his product just right before committing to a design and necessary hard tooling. This allowed Jim to ensure that his product would have the best sound attenuation properties while still maintaining a design that would look appealing and be an addition to any space.
From Prototypes to Production
No matter your problem or product Titanic Design is committed to our customers' success. Jim was able to leverage our knowledge and experience in both additive and traditional manufacturing to figure out what tooling, fabrication, and assembly was necessary for the first round of manufacturing. In addition our rapid iteration over the course of the product development cycle and existing relationship allowed 3D printed parts to be produced quickly with maximum value for a quick moving startup. Hat's off to you Jim and here is to making our noisy world a quieter place!