Christie Digital - Cinema Projector

Digital Film Cinema Projectors for Movie Theaters


An Inside Glimpse Into the Development of Christie Digital's Innovation Movie Projector

Design concepts for new projector look

Product Design Requirements

Christie Digital came to Design 1st for an industrial design refresh and guidance on injection molded part design for two flagship $50,000+ per unit projector product lines. Working with the electronics and engineering team at Christie, the outcome was updated corporate branding for the products. One for mobile deployment and one for movie theaters.

Design and Engineering Challenges

Design 1st moved quickly from ideas to concept sketches, providing the Christie team with a wide selection of rendered sketch families to choose from that also fit closely with the technical mechanical internal ‘engine’ planned in parallel.
3D Virtual Prototype Simulation
Pre-production prototype

Product Results

Working with the Christie team, Design 1st created carefully designed parts and assemblies that balanced cost, quality, and manufacturing. Christie benefited from the ease with which the Design 1st team interfaced with their team and the Design 1st responsiveness, including an onsite stay while the engineering was being finalized.

New look and feel for next generation of Christie projectors

“Design 1st was a valuable asset, given the depth of their design and engineering experiences as well as their core competencies in areas such as injection plastics, thermal analysis, tooling strategies and manufacturing.”
George Tsintzouras
Director of Product Management, Christie Digital

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