Authored by Nitesh

Introduction – 

Air pollution is a global environmental issue with far-reaching consequences impacting human health, the environment, and the economy. India has been facing a serious problem with poor air quality due to multiple factors and the importance of addressing air pollution cannot be overstated, as it is a critical issue that demands action at all levels of society. Monitoring air quality is essential to understand the levels of air pollutants and the environmental impacts underscoring the need for immediate and effective action.

The impact of IoT on air quality monitoring is significant, as it allows for real-time monitoring and data collection, providing a more comprehensive and accurate understanding of air pollution levels. This data can then be analyzed and visualized to identify trends and patterns to help policymakers and public health officials make informed decisions about air quality management. Furthermore, the use of IoT in air quality monitoring enables the implementation of early warning systems and emergency response protocols, helping to prevent or mitigate the impact of air pollution by enforcing regulations and standards.

Client Overview  –  

Aurassure is a smart environmental monitoring system, employing wireless sensor networks, designed specifically for industries and smarter cities, for continuous monitoring of air quality in real time. The Aurassure smart device uses Data Science and Machine Learning to provide localized forecasting and alert generation, which can help governments understand the environment in a much deeper way. The compact, lightweight, and modular design of the device enables it to be integrated with features such as automatic calibration and remote configuration, increasing its efficiency by reducing any human interference.

Aurassure was looking to manufacture an enclosure for the protection of the quality monitoring device which is responsible for measuring the levels of different pollutants in the air. The enclosure is designed such that sustainability and resilient factor is considered to ensure continuous monitoring of air quality in real-time with the integration of features such as automatic calibration and remote configuration. ‍ offers solutions – 

Manufacturing a plastic enclosure involves a series of multi-step complex processes that must be carefully managed to ensure a high-quality, functional end product. From material procurement to final assembly, there are several criticalities that must be considered to ensure the successful production of plastic enclosures. These criticalities include material selection, design, molding process, tooling, quality control, assembly, cost, and lead time. Effective management of these factors is essential to ensure that the final product meets the desired quality, functional, and cost criteria. is equipped with a vetted network of suppliers and manufacturing team expertise to seamlessly execute a multitude of manufacturing processes through a single platform in a cost-effective way. The in-house manufacturing expertise facilitates greater control over manufacturing processes, allowing quick response to changing customer demands, product improvements, and production needs. Additionally, it also helps us to ensure strict quality control, reduced lead times, and increased efficiency from product design and development to prototyping, testing, and full-scale production.

Capabilities Leveraged – 

The enclosure was manufactured by executing a series of operations on the sheet metal carefully managed to produce a high-quality, durable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing end product. The in-house manufacturing team also ensured that the final product meets the necessary specifications while improving efficiency, reducing lead times, and controlling costs.

Laser cutting was employed for the machining of sheet metal to incorporate highly accurate and precise cuts along with quick turnaround times. It also enables versatility in the design phase, minimizes waste and increases the cost-effectiveness of the entire operation.

In order to provide a sturdy design with durable and long-lasting resistance to chemicals and corrosion, the manufacturing team of recommended a 7-tank powder coating to the enclosure. As part of the process, Zinc Phosphate Solution was applied which helps in making the coating of the sheet metal surface smooth and uniform.

Additionally, in order to ensure a strong and permanent connection to the enclosure clinch nuts were installed by swaging or crimping the metal around the flared end of the clinch nut securing a fast, efficient, and reliable connection. The sheet metal parts were CO2 welded and silicon sealant was applied in order to seal the joints and gaps. The sealant was applied in a smooth and continuous bead which is designed to expand and contract with the metal providing a long-lasting and weather-resistant seal.‍

Summary – 

Building an electronics hardware startup is usually challenging while transitioning from prototype to the product stage and achieving scale. Due to the supply chain complexities and limited agile manufacturing solutions, it is crucial to find a reliable manufacturing partner to accelerate product development and scale into production. The digital manufacturing platform of enables you to get quick design validation for your requirements, on-demand manufacturing, and transparent pricing while maintaining high-quality standards. 

The partnership between Aurassure and enabled the rapid development of the smart monitoring system while maintaining the highest standards of quality, reliability, and security. This ensures that every moment of the environmental condition is mapped and scrutinized to facilitate effective data-driven decisions through a simplistic mobile app and web service.