Assignment Title: 3D printing expert (product development and prototyping)
Location of Assignment: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Proposed Level of Effort (number of days): 14
Anticipated Start Date: April 27, 2019
Anticipated End Date: September 25, 2019
IESC – the International Executive Service Corps – is a U.S.-based nonprofit that seeks private enterprise solutions to problems of poverty in developing countries and around the world. By providing a mix of technical assistance and volunteer expert support, IESC works with emerging industries, financial institutions, and governments to stabilize economic environments, increase opportunity, and promote growth.
The USAID funded Workforce and Higher Access to Market (WHAM) Activity is a three-year program that aims to stimulate job creation by advancing Bosnia’s trade integration with and expansion into European Union and regional markets. The activity will accomplish this primarily via grants with SMEs. This activity aims to increase exports by 30 percent for assisted enterprises and create over 1,000 new jobs, half of which are for youth and 20 percent for women.
WHAM improves the capacity of high-growth and exporting or export-ready small and medium enterprises via grants focused on three intervention areas:
It is important for manufacturing enterprises and entrepreneurs to ensure a new product’s design intent is met and any potential issues with the design are analyzed and addressed before production begins. This is especially necessary before an important sales pitch meeting. With computer aided design software (CAD), designers can test three-dimensional (3D) designs to a certain degree, right within the software. As good as digital simulations have become, there comes a point when it is quicker and easier to build a physical version of the final product to get user feedback on the design. Making functional or simply cosmetic prototypes is one tool for producing such feedback.
In attempt to increase competitiveness of local SME’s and accelerate product development for the market and pre-production process, WHAM would like to organize a workshop for selected company representatives where they will be able to see and discuss some first-hand experiences in 3D printing for product development.
The WHAM Activity is seeking an experienced 3D printing expert (product development and prototyping) with a proven track record of successful industrial-scale projects.
IESC provides comprehensive support to experts before, during, and after the anticipated assignment in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Support to include:
Follow up and administrative support for the production and dissemination of the final report and deliverables for the project.