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Development Through to Supplier Partnership

Full design and production

The SatMap Active 20 is a revolutionary GPS unit developed around a digital OS map system; for explorers - and search and rescue teams - alike!!!

Hymid was chosen as the plastics supplier as they knew they could trust us to deliver an enclosure that was lightweight, rugged, impact resistant and waterproof.

The look, feel and performance of the plastic enclosure is critical to the success of a product like this, so Hymid played a key role in the development of the design within this collaborative team.

End to end NPD support

For this project to succeed, Hymid had to understand the client’s original vision and guide the design of the plastic parts to ensure that tooling could be manufactured within an accessible budget.

Several parts were two-shot moulded as this gave the benefit of using rigid polymers to create the device superstructure, combined with soft elastomeric materials to create seals and soft touch grip areas. By combining materials in this way, not only was the product’s functionality enhanced but the assembly process was also simplified and fool proofed.

From design to supply

Hymid’s input helped develop a product with the following features:

Our design phase role included:

  • Dual touchscreen with tough Gorilla glass protection

  • Waterproof to IP68 standard

  • Shockproof to IK7 standard

  • Long battery life (up to 16 hours)

The results?

The Satmap Active 20 was winner of the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2018.

From design for manufacture, through to delivery of the plastic parts for assembly, Hymid is proud to be associated with this great looking product that is helping people to get out and explore.


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