Footprint Sheffield is one of Sheffield's longest established manufacturers of tools for industry and professional tradesmen. The company has many loyal customers and a reputation for making products of the highest quality using traditional manufacturing methods.
To make sure the company remains competitive in global markets, the company realised that they needed to add value to a range of their products utilising the manufacturing technologies available to them.
Fripp Design and Research were engaged to review the Wrench product range to see how value might be added. Specifically we came up with an idea of combining the values of the Footprint wrench with a new tool.
The project involved the undertaking of Finite Element Analysis on the current product, research, concept design, CAD modelling and the building of 3D printed models of the product concept.
This is allowing Footprint Sheffield to fully research the market opportunity as well as work out how to manufacture such a new product.