How an inventive product to tackle DVT was brought to make with some slick tooling design

Published 10 October 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: prototype, manufacturing, cnc, hexagon, visi, hexagon mi

Having arrived at a design for a device to reduce the possibility of suffering a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), RBR Active needed to take it a step further and ready its Legflow product for manufacture.

The idea behind the device is to use it to carry out three simple foot exercises, leading to a claimed 11-fold increase in blood flow to the lower limbs - with its compact size making it effective anywhere during long periods of inactivity such as air travel, working in an office, being in hospital, or just through prolonged sitting.

This tough product would need to be injection moulded form polypropylene, so RBR contacted Fenton Precision Engineering in Northamptonshire to help design its idea for manufacture, bringing the concept to reality in under 11 months.

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