The Snap-on Torque Wrench on a reflective surface.
The Snap on Torque Wrench's handle with logo is in focus, while the wrench portion is blurry in the background of the image.
A close up of the handle of the Snap-on torque Wrench with the battery cap off.
A tear down of the Snap-on torque wrench.
A rendering of the Snap-on torque wrench with the handle cut in half to show three batteries and the internal mechanics.
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The Snap on logo in gray, "Snap-on" with a wrench cut out in the bottom of the S.

Techangle – Electronic Torque Wrench

Snap-On was with an Austin industrial design firm to completely re-design their TechAngle electronic torque wench line. Snap-on approached Pump Studios to help interface with the industrial design team, ensuring the design was robust and ergonomic. Pump was tasked with addressing a list of enhancements compiled from user research and Snap-On’s years of experience. The resulting design addresses ergonomic concerns with a single-piece over-molded handle. The torque wrench is shaped to keep the technician’s hand from sliding off the end. Pump developed a patent-pending shock-mounted battery compartment, and worked closely with tooling engineers to select specific materials allowing the wrench to survive intense drops and shocks prevalent in a service environment.

Pump worked closely with Snap-On throughout the prototyping, testing, and production process; troubleshooting early problems and developing mechanical and electro-mechanical solutions.

Contributions

  • System Architecture
  • Concept Development
  • Detailed Design
  • Testing and Refinement
  • Production Ramp-up and support