Angled Keyboard Slide

in 3D Modeling Design held by RickG
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
The design requires a clean simple method with minimized parts and manufacturing costs. Product is low volume, 250 to 500 pieces per year. We are interested in minimizing capital tooling costs. Design challenge is to design a keyboard slide platform that sits at a 32.5 degree angle (see attached documents). Keyboard slide needs to easily lock in upward position when not in use, and needs to easily be released and slide downward when in use. The keyboard slide is on a cart platform, so when the cart is being moved around, if it gets bumped, we do not want the keyboard slide to dislodge and slip into the down position.
* Minimized parts
* Clean aesthetic
* Smooth operation
Don't Wants:
Alot of visble sliding hardware. Design needs to be clean with minimized exposed hardware such as fasteners, draw slides, etc.
  1. SolidWorks (2013)
  2. IGES or STEP


1st Winner
VERSION 2 - Buyer: Refer to PDF file in Zip file for design description.
May 5, 2016 5:57
#4 Desk Slide Fenders by Decker
I have applied formed plastic or aluminum fenders to hide and support the sliders so cosmetically we don't see the hardware at all when walking past the desk.
Apr 8, 2016 22:05
Work in progress
Apr 11, 2016 17:16
#22 Keyboard Slide Mk2 by Ivanus
This is my second submission. 3D model of slides is made very rough, sorry.
May 6, 2016 12:52
#3 K-Tray Concept & STEP files by Bezaleel - Precision Mechanical Design
This design is based on sheet metal Ga 12. Can be easily converted to a beautiful machined aluminum 1/8¨ design. I will work further detail and/or any changes free of charge of course. Shop Drawings included. Regards.
Apr 7, 2016 17:24
#6 Angled Keyboard Slide by Jack Burke
I have completed the project on solidworks 2015 with full assembly and part files. The .IGS file is attached. Working drawings can be developed with measurements if needed or any other relevant attachments. The side restraints could be welded or glued to prevent the use of fixtures. The mechanism of holding the drawer in place could be developed further if the drawer is not completely secure.
Apr 10, 2016 15:09
#11 Angled Keyboard Slide by SaketCad
Concept design of locking mechanism along with the slide.Detail manufacturing drawings can be done after the concept is approved / accepted.
Apr 24, 2016 9:25
#17 Angled Keyboard Slide Mechanism by Joel Adlong
Simple, sturdy mechanism that to be attached by welding or countersunk allen bolts. Can upload detailed parts and drawings if required
May 5, 2016 3:12
A simple 2-piece easy to manufacture solution. No hardware needed.
Apr 7, 2016 0:58
#2 Angled Keyboard Slide by jdunc1148
Light Weight Plastic Injections Molded pieces
Apr 7, 2016 14:41
#5 Angled Keyboard Slide by Jack Burke
I have completed the project on solidworks 2015 with full assembly and part files. The .IGS file is attached. Working drawings can be developed with measurements if needed or any other relevant attachments.
Apr 10, 2016 14:26
#8 keyboard slide by priyanshu pandey
the design is completely moulder. the user can easily assemble or De-assemble. details would be discussed later on, when needed (*via email). also a feedback will be appreciated.
have a good day sir !
Apr 11, 2016 18:44
#9 Keyboard Mechanism by Mahbub
Assembly file added in step format and more image with mechanism attached.
Apr 19, 2016 21:16
#10 angeled keyboard slide by Anekant Jain
The design consist all of the detail, further detail would be given via email if needed.
Apr 22, 2016 16:16
#13 keyboard by Rajan Kumar Verma
it is a fully define and accurated design. So please select this.
Apr 29, 2016 19:59
#15 Stronger, less expensive Angled Keyboard by mfgtechmal
This design uses vacuum formed polymer parts. Vertical supports are more rigid than thin metal posts. Eliminates two metal roller slides reducing cost. Keyboard shelf slides inside of formed guides. Built in stop makes it impossible for keyboard shelf to slide down more than 7". Minimal fasteners needed. Wood forming tools require minimal investment up front.
Various polymers, colors and textures available.
Less expensive, more rigid, attractive.
May 4, 2016 21:32
#16 Angled Keyboard Slide Concept by benito
Buyer: Refer to PDF file in Zip file for design description.
May 4, 2016 21:43
#19 Angled Keyboard Slide Mechanism - Version 2 by Joel Adlong
Improved mechanism minimizing exposed hardware. 7.25" tray sliding distance and cheap manufacture via milling to minimize tooling cost. Only slight modification to existing tray design required - 4 steel pins to be inserted
May 5, 2016 9:21
#20 Angled keyboard slide johan by Johan
for this job I used autocad 2010
May 6, 2016 2:00
#21 Angled keyboard slide by Johan
May 6, 2016 2:06




Thu, 09 Jun 2016 01:26:52 +0000
I'm Honored to be selected as the winner!..Thank you RickG. And to all the design entries,...well done:)
Thu, 19 May 2016 02:52:09 +0000
Who won?
Fri, 06 May 2016 16:08:25 +0000
My design are using inch and mm both.This is accurate and sliding function are also available



Tue, 03 May 2016 04:32:56 +0000
What environment with the finished product be used? Hospital, office, factory, dental? This will dictate materials to be used.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 07:01:01 +0000
Can later Solidwork versions be used
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:30:40 +0000
Hi, what material do you plan to use to construct the assembly?
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:12:29 +0000
@ RickG,

Could you please elaborate a little?

a. What are the actual use / purposes of this item? What you will place on the top inclined surface and on the bottom flat surface?
b. You need only the sliding mechanism of key-board according to the attached item, or you need the whole things to design?
c. The whole things will be like a wheeled trolley or not?
d. What will be the materials of construction?

Rupak B.
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:33:06 +0000
Please specify if the dimensions in the PDF are in inch or mm.

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