I did this project while i was working at ONIO design Pvt. Ltd. as an industrial designer
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 diamond 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 a naturally occurring diamonds as the chemical composition is the same. This makes them show up as positive on diamond tester machines. In order to ensure safe and fair practices free of contamination in the diamond manufacturing to jewelry end product pipeline, DRC pioneered a scanning instrument which can detect synthetic diamonds is all sizes (0.003 Cts - 10Cts) and shapes.​​​​​​​
DRC needed a well stylized enclosure for their diamond jewelry scanner,
J.Secure and  unset diamond scanner, D.Secure, with the smallest possible footprint. The design language had to be consist across varied enclosure dimensions.
The challenge was two fold
1. Designing an optimal mechanism arrangement to achieve smallest foot print.
2. Aesthetic stylizing design to reflect the nature of the product and the operation  environment. The enclosure had to be sturdy enough to withstand longterm constant use in a fast functioning, high-activity space. 
Mechanism design
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

We proposed a different solution. Instead of mounting the scanning bed on 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 75% reduction in enclosure foot print and 200% increase in the scanning surface area, which meant you could scan more jewelry in less time.
Enclosure styling
The entire enclosure was CNC milled in Aluminum and black anodized for a premium finish and longevity. A custom designed pattern was etched on the side panels to reflect the ornamental environment in which the product was meant to function.
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.
We also proposed a fading gradient etched pattern for D.Secure for a premium feel.
J.Secure construction detail

Construction detail

Prototype images with the UI
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