Most products on the market today start on the drawing board, but what happens to them next? The next step is usually to create a visual prototype in order for interested parties to evaluate what they are buying or investing in.
Which brings us to Dr. Sarah Harding’s Mechanical Engineering II class at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she teaches students how to bring products to market. As a former Quality Manager at Chrysler, Dr. Harding is an expert at releasing products to market. One of the projects students were assigned last year was to create presentation models of consumer products using Precision Board Plus, which was donated by Coastal Enterprises. Some of the products are serious, and some are designed more for comedic value, as you can see!
Thank you to George Leone at Cal Poly for sending all these pictures!