I did this project while I was working at ONIO Design Pvt. Ltd. as an Industrial designer.
The product is launched in the market.
UXD, industrial design, CAD, assembly, fabrication, rendering, and presentation
DRC Techno is a subsidiary of Dharmanand Diamonds Pvt. Ltd., a leading global diamond manufacturer in Surat, India. DRC Techno specializes in product innovation and manufacturing of important instruments for the diamond and jewelry industry. From CNC diamond cutting machines to gemological research and development of accurate identification, evaluation, and assessment of diamonds.
Synthetic diamonds or lab-grown diamonds are a serious threat to the diamond and jewelry industry. They cost about 30-40% less and are nearly identical to naturally occurring diamonds as the chemical composition is the same. This makes them show up as positive on diamond tester machines. To ensure safe and fair practices free of contamination in the diamond manufacturing to jewelry end-product pipeline, DRC pioneered a scanning instrument that can detect synthetic diamonds in all sizes (0.003 Cts - 10 Cts) and shapes.​​​​​​​
DRC needed a well-stylized enclosure for their diamond jewelry scanner,
J.Secure, and an unset diamond scanner, D.Secure, with the smallest possible footprint. The design language had to be consistent across varied enclosure dimensions.
The challenge was two-fold
1. Designing an optimal mechanism arrangement to achieve the smallest footprint.
2. Aesthetic stylizing design to reflect the nature of the product and the operation environment. The enclosure had to be sturdy enough to withstand long-term constant use in a fast-functioning, high-activity space. 
DRC approached us with a prototype of the machine which was a simple arrangement of a scanning bed mounted on two X and Y axis linear motors with an over-head camera. The entire enclosure was about 3 feet X 3 feet X 3 feet.

Mechanism prototyped by client

The choice of mechanism was simple and efficient from point of view of standardization but needed too much space substantially adding to the overall foot print of the enclosure. We envisioned the enclosure from the point of view of a desktop product which wont take too much space in the busy offices and shops of diamond merchants in Indian scenario.

Redesigned mechanism

I proposed a different solution. Instead of mounting the scanning bed on the x, y-axis, we instead chose to use a cylindrical shape for the scanning bed (so it can accommodate all shapes and types of neck-wear) and made it rotate. The camera was mounted on a single z-axis. Just two axis were sufficient enough to cover the entire scanning area. Our proposed mechanism achieved a 75% reduction in enclosure footprint and a 200% increase in the scanning surface area, which meant you could scan more jewelry in less time.
The entire enclosure was CNC milled in Aluminum with a premium anodized finish and longevity. A custom-designed pattern was milled on the side panels to reflect the nature of the industry and customer affinity towards more ornamental styling.
Alternatively, the client also needed a smaller enclosure for diamond scanning which did not require a mechanism but just a static base plate. The enclosure was stylized in a way that the design language was easily transferable to enclosures of varying proportions with the same structural components for manufacturing and cost feasibility.
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