2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards – Hand Tools: New Innovations in Tools
The following are some of the most interesting innovations in hand tools:
1) 3D Printed Parts (3DP): 3DP is a technology that allows users to create their own parts with computer software.
They can print them out from CAD files or even directly from digital models. 3DP allows for greater flexibility and speed than traditional machining methods. The main advantage of 3DP is that it saves time and money compared to conventional manufacturing processes.
2) Laser Engraving: Laser engraving is another way to produce parts using laser technology.
This method involves a laser beam being directed at the part surface which melts into the material. This process can be used to create custom designs or make small changes to existing parts.
3) CNC Machined Parts: CNC machining is a type of machine where machines cut metal parts out of solid blocks of metal.
These machines use cutting tools such as drills, saws, lathes and milling mills. The main advantages of CNC machining over other types of manufacturing are ease of operation and cost effectiveness.
As you can see, there are many different types of hand tools in the market. Most of these tools have been around for a long time and are used everyday by tradespeople. There are many factors that influence the design of tools. These include legal restrictions, product lifecycle, company policies, budget restrictions and more.
In this article, we explored innovative hand tools in more detail. You can learn more about the tools we discussed here.
Innovative hand tools are common in industries that rely on manufacturing and building. The tools we mentioned in the article are just a few of the many that are available. It is important to stay up to date with new innovations in tools. This will allow you to find the latest tools that will make your job easier.
A list of top 10 new tools can be found here.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Accenture innovation Awards 2013: Internship report Thijs ten Brinck (TWA Brinck – 2014 – essay.utwente.nl)
- Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards (GYTI) (H Mahanta, D Rajput, S Bollam – academia.edu)
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