"This premium health and beauty product uses pioneering patented technology developed by CyDen who selected Iota Sigma to tool and manufacture this very attractive enclosure."
Smoothskin Gold is an IPL (intense pulsed light) permanent hair removal device. This premium health and beauty product uses pioneering patented technology developed by CyDen, the world leader in the field of light therapy.
CyDen selected Iota Sigma to tool and manufacture this very attractive enclosure. This unforgiving industry would test our experience and require world class plastics manufacturing. Here's an insight into the project and our involvement.
Taking a proactive approach to feasibility we performed in-depth costing exercises that explored alternative processes, tooling configurations, price breaks, volume bundling and out-sourcing vs. in-sourcing. We put together a coherent supply chain and a long-sighted capital investment strategy that would fulfil the commercial objectives.
By identifying compliance issues in advance we avoided backwards steps. And by performing risk assessments and mould flow analysis we negated issues by design. We also investigated work holding, masking, purpose-built equipment, logistics and packaging to optimise our strategy as a whole before cutting metal.
The plastic enclosures consist of multiple injection moulded parts in a variety of materials. Each part then undergoes a series of add-value processes including painting, printing, metallisation and sub-assembly. To manage this complexity we ran a simulation of the manufacturing operations. From this we optimised tooling capacity to avoid bottlenecks and ensured the necessary equipment and resources were in place to meet the projected demand.
Iota have been successfully manufacturing the Smoothskin enclosure since mid 2014. Like all best-in-class companies, CyDen have worked closely with Iota to ensure clear definition of responsibilities, commitments and quality expectations. Our open-door relationship has provided a platform for problem resolution and continuous improvement, ensuring mutual profitability and the successful delivery of Smoothskin.
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