The challenge: Shortage of PPE during the global pandemic in regulated environments.
The solution: Rapid production of customized adapter for Ocean Reef mask.
The part is a medical grade adaptor for a divers mask.
The material used is Medico TPE.
- The mold design is an easy process; similar to building a mold box around the design, and then make it a cavity.
- The Medico TPE material filled the molds nicely in the first test rounds.
- Datasheet materials were used for molding data, settings, pressure, temperatures, and more.
- Early hands-on testing for i.e. assembly and performance using first-out-of-tool parts is valuable for most team members: materials, design, process, regulatory, and if you need to make another round of iterations, you can do these the same day.