Plastica

IT’S  GOT  SOME  BITE!

The new “PIRANHA” clip

Grips swimming pool covers like its life depends on it!

WATCH   THE   PIRANHA!

WHAT   DOES   IT   DO?

The piranha clip connects the swimming pool cover to the reel that pulls it in via a strap. Simple, but essential.

THE   BRIEF

Can the D&P team design us a pool clip that will group different materials and NEVER let go?

Plastica was using two off-the-shelf products joined together to provide a cover grip solution to customers.  But they wanted their own design of clip that must :

–  Able to grip materials from 1 to 6mm thick  ( NOT easy to do ! )

–  Be easy and fast to fit AND be permanent and hard to get off

–  Not require tools to fit.

–  Be injection moulded to suit their production line

Can the D&P team design us a pool clip that will grip different materials and NEVER let go? 

LOTS  OF  NEW  IDEAS…

THE  CHOSEN  CONCEPT

We called it “The wedge”. One pull, and it grabs
the cover
super tight! Initially imagined to be straight, but Plastica decided to have it curved to fit around the reel.

3D   PRINTED   PROTOTYPES

We used various 3d printing techniques to produce functional prototypes for testing and development.

THE   END   RESULT

A finished product that works amazingly well. A great collaboration between D&P and Plastica, who now have a product to be proud of. We wish them every success with it!

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