Universal fibre optics are an established manufacturer, supplier and installer of high quality fibre optic lighting systems. UFO’s extensive range of light source enclosures relied entirely on fabricated sheet metal processes. HJC were tasked with reinvigorating the existing fabricated MicroLED enclosure range with a new, distinctive design language and reduce part costs where possible.
Plastic injection moulding demonstrated significant benefits over sheet metal processes for the new enclosures. Complex assembly and mounting features could be incorporated into the plastics in place of secondary welding processes. Plastics also offered greater freedom of form over fabricated sheet metal giving way for a new, unique design identity. HJC focused on rapid assembly techniques for the new enclosures to encourage lower part cost by endorsing slide in and snap fit methods, reducing the number mechanical fixings.