CASE STUDY

Drainage Gutter Cover

Industry: Manufacturing

Description

Drainage gutter cover is a combination of of nice looking product and heavily loaded scturctural element. We see these everyday so the look of it should please our eyes. On the other hand, it should withstand heavy loads daily but in the same time to be lightweight. This is where engineering skills step forward to help you find the ballance between look and function. A few iterations of FEA were performed to make sure product meets the requirements.

Challenges

Create plastic drainage gutter cover that would be lighter than competitor's.
Cover should be designed for injection molding and widthstand trafic load. Verify that suggested materails are strong enough to do the job.

Key features

  • Cover should be a combination of a nice lookig product and structural element functionality

Approach

Use injection molding design rules while designing the prodct to make sure it would be possible to mold it in mass production. A few iterations of FEA were performed while modeling to verify which combination of cover design and material provide the best result.

Results

Plastic cover is lighter than the competitor's and widthstand the required loads.

Services

Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Design