Design, Engineering, Prototyping, Mechanics, Materials, Sourcing
Formika developed this featherweight shoulder rig system – Modulus – with Aeoncine to be completely tool-less and modular. The minimalistic and sleek design contains very few parts compared to other shoulder rigs, but with more functionality. Simplicity makes for a sturdier product which is intuitively operated as the product is self-explanatory. Weight is highly reduced without compromising strength by using aircraft-grade aluminum and a highly engineered slim design based on FEM analysis and real life destructive testing. The rig is sturdy and rigid even with a large and heavy camera like the Arri Alexa and it will fold up in a very tight space for transportation. Main features of the Modulus are:
• Ultra lightweight.
• Modular construction throughout the design with a new clamp system allowing for instant, one-handed detachment or reconfiguration.
• Ground breaking patent pending ball joint design allows for effortless repositioning of handles with a clamp lock.
• Ergonomic handles with symmetry in two directions allowing for grabbing from both sides.