The Airblade tap is a sink mounted tap and hand drier. Air is blown out of two 0.8mm slots in excess of 400mph to scrape water off the users hands, drying them within 12 seconds.
Extensive research and testing was done on the internal airpath and slot geometries in order to maximise motor efficiency and drying time whilst keeping sound power levels to a minimum.
Aesthetically, the main design challenge was on the connections between tubes. After exploring a number of manufacturing options, laser welding was chosen and the process was refined to produce a discrete 1mm weld between all parts.
The Airblade tap costs up to 97% less than paper towels and produces up to 72% less CO2 than some other hand dryers.
I conceived the original design and hold a number of patents for my work on the AirBlade Tap development from concept to manufacture.