Description:I am looking first for a design concept that will improve the look of this product.
Modernize the look of this rectangular spring loaded retractable string that holds a pencil-holding adapter. Right now the body is a a plain looking 1.25" x 1.25" x .375" with a flexible rubber adapter on the end of a string.
I would like something that looks industrial, heavy duty and sleek, and a look that flows into the flexible adapter. Think about how an Apple design person would want this to appear.
This version will be used by working contractors and tradesman. This has a belt slide clip on the back, that should stay about the same although I will entertain an optional carabineer hook.
Wants:Does it stand out, would a tradesman be proud to wear it? Does it look modern? Does it give the appearance of rugged and well built? Does the design of the rectangular shape of the body "flow" with the flexible tubing? Can it be injection molded?
Solidworks file preferred.
Ask for Sample:would ask for sample for freelancer to complete with more details if the designer is capable,
- PTC Creo Parametric / Pro-E / Pro/ENGINEER
Additional InformationI prefer Solidworks files
This will be an injection molded device.
I have attached a back view and another design for the same basic product, this one has a carabiner.
Again, I am looking for a new design, make it look rugged, make it look like a tool, make it look different from all the other retractors out there.
My product holds a writing instrument in the flexible adapter, see it in the photo, the new design case should have features that blend into this adapter.
for reference, if you are using a CAD program for the design, you may want to allow for some internal features, so, I have added a jpg showing the internal features of the current bottom case.
I have added some dimensions of the internal features that you can use for reference to build a 3D model. If you find a retractor of this type, similar to those used as badgeholders, you will know that the main internal component is a spring loaded reel.
The final version may use slightly larger reel than allowed by these dimensions. And the outside case dimensions depend on your new visual design.
The main goal right now is to find a new visual design that meets my objectives noted in the project.
#7 Retractable Holder C2` by Peter Walsh
#3 Pencilistic by Cabs
A sleek looking retractable pencil aggregate. The top section features a loop for fastening and alternative clip methods. Might even sport a carabin-ish fastening with only few modifications. On the back, the good old latch is supported. The rubber pencil adapter fits snugly inside the cutout section at the lower end. The object can be split to halves for injection molding.
#1 Retractable holder by Irfan
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