Easy-Open is an external lock plate and deadlock handle. Intended for users with muscular conditions, tremors and children, Easy-Open removes all branding from existing external plates and features a conical gradient allowing easier key entry. The Easy-Open handle is able to be retrofit to existing deadlocks to create better leverage than current stub handles, allowing users to easily turn and unlock the deadlock.
The external plate was 3D printed in ABS and then multiple units were cast using a polyurethane resin. The handle was also 3D printed in ABS and then fitted with a helical threaded insert. Both the external plate and handle were multi-coated in Tamiya Silver Leaf before a final Tamiya Clear coat.
Following further communication with experienced tool designers. Easy-Open's external lock plate was modified to enable improved high volume die casting. The final prototype was CNC machined from Aluminium and then anodized to create a matte finish.