Project: Net·Worth – the EL handle…

Specification…

The handle needed to be sized to suit a cabinet and be able to be injection moulded by the machine itself, ie, not exceeding the maximum material volume in the tube.

After measuring existing cabinet handles it was decided that the utilitarian based design would be the following dimensions: (100 x 35 x 15mm) with the mould being created from milled aluminium. (the quickest way to create a mould locally, although certainly not the cheapest method of mould creation)

This calculated to a maximum 31.5 cubic cm per handle – well within our maximum of 84 cubic cm per ‘pull’ of material. It was also calculated that this would require around 37g of raw material to be created… so we got testing…