A robotics team supported by Allplastics Engineering represented Australia with distinction at the international First Robotics Competition (FRC).
Allplastics Engineering supported the Barker College Redbacks robotics team with sponsorship for various engineering plastics used in the construction of their robot including polycarbonate panels, nylon rods, and glass filled PTFE rods.
Robotics Co-ordinator at Barker College Lael Grant thanked Allplastics Engineering for their generosity, which allowed them to provide the 'RedBox' gearbox to FRC teams in 18 countries around the world. This transformed a relatively unused motor into something easily and readily used by teams across the globe and provided support to financially developing teams.
Engineering plastics provided by Allplastics Engineering was used by the team to create innovative solutions for their robot. Nylon rods were turned down to provide bushings and custom washers for moving parts, polycarbonate sheeting was used to create a durable and flexible rotating shooting turret while molybdenum filled PTFE was turned down to provide a sliding support mechanism, taking advantage of the material's durability, lubricity and easy machinability.
Lael added that the team was hard at work getting ready for another season.