electric metal shears for cleanroom construction
Clean Cut is a power tool designed for cleanroom construction. Currently, workers tape the vents closed, this causes the motor to burn up over the course of only one job, which is bad for both the environment and the company’s bottom line. Clean Cut allows the motor to vent uncontaminated air through a replaceable HEPA filter, reducing waste and cost.
The ideas for Clean Cut formed through a series of interviews with metal working journeymen. The redesign of this power tool focused on two major improvements, reducing the strain of using shears and creating a viable option for cleanroom construction.
Handle sits parallel to the cutting surface to reduce wrist strain.
HEPA filters are usable with a line of tools commonly used in clean rooms.
The HEPA filter is easily replaceable and can also be removed for work outside of a cleanroom.