The exhibition of the award-winning products was held under the prestigious Design-Business-Profit project, run by the Polish Institute of Industrial Design. Held under the new Design-Business-Profit initiative, the exhibition showcased 25 products made by Polish businesses that are examples of a model implementation of a design process. The results of each of these implementations are not just about aesthetics or cutting-edge appearance, but most of all about technological innovation. The design solutions presented under this project were selected by the experts and curators of the Polish Institute of Industrial Design. The presented design innovations included a product designed by VECTOR BLUE HUB.
How good mechanical design can solve heat dissipation problems
An important challenge of hardware design was to solve the device’s cooling issues. This primarily followed from the requirements set for the device’s casing for the team in charge of the electronics design. The high density of the electronic components, packed into 4 boards and the 2 power supplies, generated a lot of heat.
Moreover, the environment in which the device usually operates compounds this problem. Such solutions are mounted in large server rooms, in telecommunications cabinets. They work next to a lot of other equipment, above or below it, that also generates large amounts of heat. The answer to these problems was to design an openwork front-panel to guarantee the dissipation of a considerable amount of heat produced by the modulator.
The design of the front-panel took account of the need to quickly take it apart to have access to the fans that suck out the hot air from the device and easy access to the device’s reset button.