Arrk was approached by EVRsafe to discuss a new marina product, designed to detect and alert passengers of toxic gases.
Of particular interest to EVRsafe was Arrk's ability to provide a single source for full-line product development, whilst project managing the whole programme in Australia.
EVRsafe supplied 3D CAD drawings for initial prototyping purposes, to validate the CAD and ensure the designed parts functioned correctly.
Upon receiving polyurethane moulded parts from Arrk's rapid plastic process, EVRsafe performed their fitment checks and tests, and were confident that their current design was ready for production. A request for 6 tools and mouldings was shortly received.
Using Arrk's network of over 180 facilities worldwide, Arrk’s team of project coordinators in Australia chose Arrk China facility to produce the tooling and mouldings for EVRsafe. Arrk China's experience and expertise in dealing with complex geometries and working to the customers’ budget made this facility the ideal choice.
The initial requirement from the customer was 100 sets. The housings were moulded in an ABS/PC, with the lens laser cut and ultrasonically welded to the front case while the keypad was moulded in a silicone rubber, then painted and laser etched.
The project was controlled by Arrk's Min Hah, who ensured the job ran smoothly and efficiently, producing parts which delighted the customer.
EVRsafe's integrated safety system is proving highly popular in the market place and has received innovation awards in Australia, USA and Amsterdam.
It should also be noted that the success of EVRsafe's detection unit is not only due to the workmanship of EVRsafe, but also the assistance of the Innovation programs created by the Australian government. Giving Australian companies the incentive they need to make the investment in research and development for new products.