”We needed knowledge of a specific but nowadays rare CAD program and found it at Huld. Based on our previous collaboration, we knew that we could turn to Huld when we need quality experts.” – Juhana Tuomala, Vice President, Mechanical Engineering & Product Validation, Aava Mobile.
Aava Mobile is the market leader for smart devices and wireless technology designed for industrial and service use. Aava Mobile’s pioneering POS devices and innovative industrial tablets are unlike any other.
Continuous product development is an essential part of Aava Mobile’s success story. When it was time to design and manufacture the oona 10 Windows tablet, Aava Mobile contacted Huld to develop the mechanical design of the tablet.
Durability with Mechanical Design
Aava Mobile’s tablets differ from tablets designed for consumer use, as they are more durable. Creating a device that is drop-proof and strong played a key role in the mechanical design. Tablets designed for industrial and service use must endure rough use, dropping and changes in temperature as well as vibration, dust, and water. The constantly developing network technology was also taken into account in the mechanical design of the smart device.
”oona 10 Windows required an IP 65 rating, so it had to be dustproof and endure water that is sprayed with high pressure to work reliably in industrial environments and service use. Huld’s designer had comprehensive experience in the mechanical design of IP-protected devices.” – Juhana Tuomala, Vice President, Mechanical Engineering & Product Validation, Aava Mobile.
As the simulation and test rounds progressed, the mechanical design and the design of the tablet became more detailed. Weekly meetings and frequent reviews ensured smooth collaboration and communication.
Special Expertise with Subcontractors
Utilizing a network in product development which was wider than their own company allowed Aava Mobile to free their resources, become more flexible, and gain expertise. Subcontracting the mechanical design improved the product development of oona 10 Windows with external know-how, which enhanced the quality and reliability of the product.
”We received help quickly and got a very skilled member to our design team from Huld. oona 10 Windows was created as a result of a great collaboration.” – Juhana Tuomala, Vice President, Mechanical Engineering & Product Validation, Aava Mobile.