pd|z Product Development Group Zurich
We focus on human-centered product development and regard the link between research and education as the key to excellence in training. We see ourselves as a partner for industry and promote the continuous transfer of knowledge through cooperation, as well as the training and further education of students and graduates to boost the competitiveness of the mechanical engineering industry.
The product development group works on three fields:
- Human Behavior in Design, with a focus on usability testing on the basis of eye tracking
- Design for New Technologies, with a focus on additive manufacturing and Internet of things
- Biomedical systems, with a focus on modelling physiological conditions and on medical hardware applications
Preferred Industries: Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Industrial Manufacturing, Machine Industry, Medical, Services (Engineering, Consulting, Marketing, etc.)
ALPA Capaul & Weber AG develops high-end medium format cameras. Starting from customized lens shades, the company successfully implemented additive manufacturing in a step-wise manner into its product portfolio.
Additive manufacturing is applied by Sonova AG for mass-customizing hearing aids. For a worldwide supply Sonova AG make use of a distributed production network consisting of several manufacturing facilities in different parts of the world.
The concept tool is a prototype of an advanced drilling machine that sets a benchmark about what can be achieved today through state of the art 3D printing in terms of development and manufacturing.