US 9,811,076 B2
Method and system for communicating product development information
Ping Guo, Los Altos, CA (US); and Sunny Webb, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED, Dublin (IE)
Filed by Accenture Global Services Limited, Dublin (IE)
Filed on Feb. 4, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/614,200.
Prior Publication US 2016/0225193 A1, Aug. 4, 2016
Int. Cl. G05B 15/02 (2006.01); G05B 19/4099 (2006.01); G06Q 10/10 (2012.01); B33Y 50/02 (2015.01); B33Y 50/00 (2015.01)
CPC G05B 19/4099 (2013.01) [B33Y 50/00 (2014.12); B33Y 50/02 (2014.12); G05B 15/02 (2013.01); G06Q 10/101 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for communicating product development information, the method comprising:
generating, by a server, a first interface configured to facilitate uploading data that defines a 3D image of a product to the server, specifying reviewer identifying data associated with one or more reviewers for reviewing the 3D image, and for specifying 3D printer configuration options available to reviewers to facilitate 3D printing the 3D image;
receiving, via the first interface, the 3D image, the reviewer identifying data, and the 3D printer configuration options;
generating, by a 3D printing system, a listing of 3D printers capable of printing the 3D image based on the 3D printer configuration options;
generating, by the server, a second interface that includes a viewer that facilitates viewing the 3D image, one or more fields for specifying feedback information related to the 3D image, and the listing of 3D printers generated by the 3D printing system;
receiving, via the second interface, a selection of a 3D printer listed in the listing;
communicating, by the printing system, the 3D image to the selected 3D printer, wherein the selected 3D printer subsequently prints an object that corresponds to the 3D image;
receiving, via the second interface, feedback information related to the object that corresponds to the 3D image; and
communicating the feedback information to a designer associated with the 3D image.