XDK Slug - Camelbak Opener
The 'Slug' was a project developed in-house several years ago to make the opening of Camelbak hydration bottles easier. The problem arises because of the large surface area of the PTFE seal on the lid. Once this dries out or is covered in dirt, the lid becomes very difficult to open. The 'Slug' is a simple spanner to fit the lid of the Camelbak.
The shape of the lid is quite complex so in order to have an accurate fit the lid was scanned into the CAD software
Once the design was finished, an aluminium mould was machined to allow for a small batch of prototypes to be produced for testing by potential customers.
On approval, full injection tooling was created and the 'Slug' went into production.