Pin comb component development

Heavily loaded zone on the pin comb

The product was originally manufactured with a metal frame to hold the pins. With the analyses and modelling, it was possible to show that a plastic material with a specific structure and strength can offer a much longer service life. The manufacturing costs were reduced considerably at the same time.


Concept of a completely new manufacturing approach. Design including simulation of the load and optimisation of the shape for injection moulding. Validation of the prototype series. Supplying of the moulds. Series introduction.

The customer didn't just receive an improved product. It was also possible to transfer know-how during the introductory series manufacturing stage. Manufacturing benefitted in ways going far beyond production of the pin comb.