A specialized taping tool with a unique gear system
Slingshot innovated with Huber Engineered Woods to develop the Zip System® Tape Dispenser, which applies a specialty industrial tape used in the construction industry. Our industrial designers created prototype concepts that provided solutions to the challenges identified through ethnographic and front end research that was conducted around user testing scenarios.
The team gathered feedback from the client and end user while incorporating anthropometrics and new features to develop a manufacturing-ready design. The new design achieved the performance goals, and reduced product cost by 20%.
Once Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis was complete, Slingshot coordinated manufacturing, tooling and began sampling parts. Slingshot worked with Huber during pre-production for quality control testing & QC/QA planing to comply with standards for mass production.