Hose Connector Reinforcer

The Hose Connector Reinforcer solves an age old problem- unreliable, aging or damaged hose fittings spontaneously disconnecting. This clip is simple to install, and guarantees a sound connection, even under constant operation with perished fittings. Ideal for permanently connected reticulation.

Project vision and approach

 

IdeatoLife worked with the client who provided a simple, functional prototype encompassing the idea and functionality they wished to obtain. Working from the client's prototype IdeatoLife modelled the part, developed further prototypes and finally designed the final, optimised part.

Services

As a fully capable, vertically integrated design hub IdeatoLife was able to assist the client with nearly the entire lifecycle, from developing the client's prototype into a CAD model, adjusting and adding features to suit a volume manufacturing process (injection moulding), and the development and manufacture of tooling and the final components.

Idea

The Hose Connector Reinforcer was designed to guarantee a secure, leak-free connection, even on permanent installations with perished hose connectors.

Approach

IdeatoLife worked closely with the client to rapidly iterate concepts and designs using additive manufacturing, before designing tooling and injection moulding production parts.

Services

  • Concept refinement

  • Design

  • Analysis

  • Prototyping

  • Tooling

  • Manufacturing

Outcome

IdeatoLife delivered a lightweight, robust, low-cost product meeting the client's objectives.