Sous-Vide Device Case Study
Project: Sous-Vide Device
Processes Involved: CNC Machining, Vacuum Casting, Aqua Blasting
Lead Time: 5 days
Sous-vide means “without air” in French. It is a cooking method that involves sealing food in an airtight plastic bag and immersing it in a temperature-controlled circulating water bath for a long period of time. Gourmet chefs claim this method is ideal for slow cooking meats and vegetables to perfection. Nomiku was started in San Francisco to make a home sous-vide device which regulates temperature and insures a constant supply of circulating water. They approached Star to make a prototype for their Kickstarter campaign.
How The Parts Were Made:
The entire working prototype was finished in just five days. The case was made by CNC machining and vacuum casting, then treated with an aqua-blasted surface texture and hand painted. An internal heat sink for the semiconductor heating element was made with wire EDM cutting.
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The work Star carried out on the Nomiku device was outstanding and went well beyond our expectations of what a prototype house would deliver. They understood our vision and developed a working product that looks and feels great.
I am confident that few prototype houses have the technical capability, ingenuity and skill to have turned Nomiku’s ideas into a working model in such a short period of time. We pride ourselves on not just our technical skills, but the level of service we offer each and every client – something we do with the aim of adding value and making a long lasting and positive impression on them.