PROJECT air deflector
IMPROVED MOULD AND ENHANCED FUNCTIONALITY
The air deflector, a component of ventilation systems that controls air flow, was manually clicked together.
During assembly, the customer faced quality issues with the air deflectors.
There was a high failure rate due to the brittleness of the material.
A design flaw in the springs resulted in friction during the assembly process.
During material testing, it was determined that a re-design of the original mould was necessary. Allimex provided new insights and solutions.
It soon became clear that the customer’s material selection of the components did not meet the requirements. Allimex suggested the use of different materials such as ABS and polypropylene plastics.
Besides the change in materials, Allimex also identified design adjust mentneeds that would allow optimisation of the prestress of springs. The optimised mould resulted in a better fit and reduced failure due to damage.
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