From prototypes to cutting-edge shears
Almost 40 years of expertise
In 1984 the first electric scissors were invented by Daniel Delmas, the founder of INFACO. Almost 40 years later, the company based in Cahuzac-sur-Vère in south-western France has become the global market leader for electric pruning shears and other battery-powered hand tools for agriculture. Among INFACO’s 120 employees is Valentin Vergnes. The technician works at the R&D office and is in charge of prototyping and testing. «INFACO is a company with the label ‘origine France garantie’ – this means that our products are designed, tested and developed on our premises with mainly French components», Valentin Vergnes says.
Employing modern technologies
Achieving key material properties
Developing the next-gen shears
Soon after installation, the benefits of SLS became evident. «The mechanical properties of the PA12 material are ideal and by means of the Sintratec Polishing Station we can achieve a great surface finish», Valentin Vergnes says. For the development of INFACO’s latest electric scissors – the F3020 – his team relied heavily on the Sintratec S2. «The assembly and all the plastic pieces of the F3020 were prototyped rapidly and only by means of the S2», Vergnes points out. Once the design was thoroughly tested and adjusted, this 9th generation of Daniel Delmas’ invention successfully launched to the market recently.
“The Sintratec S2 delivers parts with great quality at an exceptional speed and allows us to develop much faster at a lower cost.”