Manipulator arm case - Alligator plastics

Manipulator arm

From a lot of metal to a little plastic

The customer’s requirement

Our customer brought us a product with the request to reduce its manufacturing costs.

Our challenge

  • Reduction of metal components
  • Good friction without lubrication

Manipulator arm

Our solution

The arm was made up of 26 metal components. We brought the number down to 5 plastic components. We managed this partly by choosing different types of plastic that can turn and hinge on each other without requiring lubrication.

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