DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW HARD LOCK SYSTEM
In the paper the design process, from the idea to the manufacturing aspects, with all the technical and technological problems, to develop a new competitive hard antitheft is described. The integrated use of the CAD/CAE and RP techniques made possible to analyse three different solutions in a very short time. The new model has completely designed, developed and patented (patent n. NA2005A000037) at the University of Naples and Cassino, Italy. It has weight and size very limited and some important features such as easiness to handle, high strength and high versatility; all this makes it an exclusive product of its type. The final product, made in AISI 1040 steel, is going to be manufactured and distributed in Europe by BULLOCK® in 2006.