It is one thing to have an idea in your head, but it is a completely different experience to hold it in your hands. Beyond Vision is giving their blind employees the opportunity to "see" through 3D printing.
Watch the video to see what Beyond Vision is 3D printing for their legally blind employees.
People who are visually impaired use their sense of touch to "see". By designing 3D models in SOLIDWORKS and printing them on the 3D printer, Beyond Vision is giving their employees the opportunity to "see" objects that they have only imagined. Some examples include a 3D printed snowflake, butterfly, and the exit strategy for their office.
By utilizing in-house 3D printing, Beyond Vision is also creating mistake-proof fixtures to further accommodate their visually impaired employees. With fully functional 3D printed parts, employees are able to:
- Test the fit, form, and function of designs
- Print jigs & fixtures to aid in the assembly process
- Increase productivity by 20%
- “See” by feeling objects they wouldn’t normally be able to
By: Katie Vanden Heuvel, Digital Media Coordinator