SHEPPiD offers this as a value add service offering to our existing clients and future clients. Upon design freeze at product launch, we in partnership with the key stakeholders for the scaled replicas develop a list of design requirements for the “statues”. In some cases there are moving parts that are essential to function to show a prospective buyer the user workflow or how the instrument works. Once the scope and requirements are agreed upon, we quote the effort to begin the project. The majority of the work is analyzing all of the components and eliminating as much as possible to make them as lightweight and cost-effective. Using SCIEX as an example, we have created 1:1 and 1:3 scaled replicas of their full family of products that are used globally at tradeshows and sales calls.
The scaled replicas are a Turn-Key offering from SHEPPiD. We design, engineer, manufacture, assemble, package and ship the finished products to our clients globally.
Major Value Proposition:
The major value our clients receive from this service offering is a massive reduction in shipping costs for 1:1 scale trade show replicas – as they are typically 1/4 of the weight. For the 1:3 scale, the major value is the ability to easily transport something to a sales call. Not to mention the cost of replicas is a fraction of the cost of a functional instrument.
Features and benefits to the user:
Visually equal to functional instruments to illustrate look, feel and function to the user
Accurate representation of all aesthetic features for perceived realism
Functionally removable parts are easily removed through magnetic connections
Movable interactive features where necessary to demonstrate instrument functions
1/3 scale replicas are housed in Pelican Air Cases for easy transport and protection
1/1 replicas are housed in custom high-quality shipping containers on swivel-lock casters for easy transport and protection
All shipping containers double as a presentation platform for easy tradeshow setup