Smithwise led the industrial design, engineering, prototyping, and production transfer efforts for Progeny.
The final design direction is a distinctive handheld device that blends the Rigaku brand identity and design language with usability details commonly found in consumer electronics. One of Progeny’s most distinctive design features is an elegant heat sink solution that permits the device to be completely sealed while managing the temperatures generated by the high-performance optical engine. Through effective design and engineering solutions, the instrument is only 3.4 pounds, fits into tight spaces, and provides a large touch screen. Progeny also has a complementary docking station that offers a cradle for safe storage and battery charging, which increases the device’s usability and laboratory functionality.