Energy Storage Spring Technology
The connection between the trampoline and the mat utilized an injection molded ball. This proved unreliable, with low pull-off strength. The GFRP round rod needed to be anchored into a steel tube via a polypropylene head.
Criteria that needed to be met included:
High Pull-off strength
Flexural and fatigue strength.
High speed, low cost solution
We designed and developed a new finishing technology that molded the polypropylene ball directly onto the end of the rod at high speed and low cost. The pull-off strength with this process was improved by 20 times. This enabled entry in the US market, due to quality and safety being assured.
Post-development increased life-cycle
Mass production of a critical component using advancing finishing technology resulted in an overall improvement in life-cycle and performance. Internally developed technology 4x lower than outsourcing and 2x faster.