A safer way to remove, contain and dispose of used blades without injury rates of two hand removal techniques involving fingers or forceps.
From a Customer idea and sketch Wickham Plastics designed and developed this project which included selection and testing of alternative materials (such as ABS, filled and un-filled Nylon, Acrylic, PP and Acetyl), prototyping, extensive die trials, tool modifications, ultra sonic welding, assembly and labelling.
Key features of the new container include:
The project was successfully completed in a condensed 12 months time frame in order to meet domestic and export deliveries.
Wickham Plastics proudly achieved the;
"Winner of the Australian (Engineering) Design Award for the Sharps Container Scalpel Blade Remover."
Syringes – Retract Syringe, designed and developed the product function together with reliable, efficient production manufacture, of an injection moulded plastic retractable safety syringe from a customer’s concept sketch only.
Syringes – Retract Syringe
Significant innovation resulted in a patented product that after a single use, the inner barrel and needle retract inside the main barrel of the syringe and are securely locked in place, thus preventing needle stick injury and re-use of the syringe.
Key technical challenges that were overcome in the prototyping stage included:
The technology developed by Wickham has been successfully applied across all sizes (ml) of syringes.