The Opportunity:

This opportunity was to redesign our customer’s optics kit, frequently used in traditional science class experiments. Their current package used cast and sheet metal components that were expensive and rather clumsy to use. A new kit needed to not only to be cheaper, but also easier to use and still function with the existing track to which the old kit mounted.

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Switching from cast and sheet metal parts to plastic injection molded parts perfectly solved both cost and simplicity issues. Plastic components allowed us to integrate snap features into our design, which both simplified installation of the different parts of the kit and also cut out many expensive thumb screws. Fewer pricey thumb screws along with a switch to plastic materials dramatically cut back our customer’s costs while still delivering a top-notch product.

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Process and Product Details

  • Plastic Injection Molding
  • Cost Reduction
  • Decals/Labels
  • International Sourcing
  • Assembled in the US
  • Retail Packaging
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Complexity Level