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Ventilation for motor at rear.

Ventilation for motor at rear.

Locking mechanism under drilling platform.

Locking mechanism under drilling platform.

LED lights to assist with visibility of the work when operating.

LED lights to assist with visibility of the work when operating.

Rhino Series

Pillar Drill


The Rhino Pillar Drill was an individual project in a collaboration of a group assessment during the third year of my Industrial Design degree course.

The brief was to design a workshop machine to suit a fictional company's image, ensuring all relevant operational and safety features are applied in the design. 

Having had a lot of experience will pillar drills, I was able to identify the issues associated with machines in terms of user interface mapping and ergonomics. This enabled me to improve areas of the design for easier use, and especially its safety requirements. 


ON/OFF control panel.

ON/OFF control panel.

Emergency stop button.

Emergency stop button.

Drilling platform. 

Drilling platform. 

Bright & easily accessible three point lever.

Bright & easily accessible three point lever.


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