Technology Blog!

As part of the technology class this morning, were in small group we did a practical exercise that contained assembling and disassembling the crocodile clip. Which allowed us to see the components in detail and master the process of assembly process in factories.

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Video link of assembling and disassembling the clip-

Comments as a group were made of:

  • Spring being to tough
  • Plastic pin cracking
  • Difficult to slide out the teeth
  • Hooking the spring rod
  • Fitting the female part
  • Terminal being further inside
  • Dent at the back as a locking system
  • Couple mints of assembly each way

Cost price of the current clip

Unit price- 55 cent

Part in china

Spring –US 6cent/ NZ 73 cent

Stainless steal – US 6 cent /NZ 73 cent

Plastic part- NZ 10-15 cent each

Axel – NZ 2 cent

Total parts – 3.91 -4.91

Add on labour cost- THE MOST CRITICAL FACTOR

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