Southstar Control handle
We have worked with Southstar Equipment extensively over the years, providing both Industrial Design, and Mechanical engineering services on a range of products. This particular project was a conceptual exploration of the hand-controls used in the excavators which operate Southstar’s harvesting heads. The project was commissioned in conjunction with the team at TiDA in Tauranga to showcase their Titanium 3D printing capabilities (Selective Laser Sintering- SLS), producing incredibly strong, light weight parts. The forms were designed with the 3D-printing process in mind, and included the incorporation of functional moving parts, threads and clips, all produced in a single 3D print with very little post-processing.