Akomo plug for acoustic lighting
Akomo is a producer of ‘acoustic lighting’. Custom-made plastic plugs are used to suspend them.
STEP 1: MATERIAL ADVICE
Given the intended numbers and the complexity of the shape, injection moulding was the only technology possible. PA, PP, POM … the choice could only be made after the first test mouldings. After all, it requires tailoring between clamping force, friction in the acoustic foam and hardness to be able to screw in a bolt.
STEP 2: DESIGN
The challenge was to provide as many windings as possible at a limited screw height.
STEP 3: ENGINEERING
The combination between mouldability during production and the smooth helicoid surface required during assembly, was the biggest challenge.
STEP 4: Production
The production of the plug was monitored by Artori in China.
After several test mouldings in different materials, PA was chosen.