Low Cost dental Chair Softgoods Design

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Description:
The task at hand is to find an economic low cost method to manufacture and upholster adult dental chair soft goods. Quality and life of covering must be robust, 10+ year life. The dental chair soft goods typically consist of three major components; underlying support structure, many times this is a vacuum formed plastic element, the seat foam, and the upholstery itself (see attached photos). Dental chairs are normally divided into two main components; 1) The back structure, 2) The seating structure. Key to this design initiative, should include an alternate way of securing the leather to the underside of the chair. Most chairs currently utilize hundreds of staples to secure the fabric, this poses to problems: 1) High direct labor, 2) No way to easily replace the upholstery covering. We are seeking a new innovative design ideas for new methods of manufacture without using staples or typical snap fittings.
Wants:
Estimated manufacturing costs, amount of direct labor, innovation.
Software:
  1. SolidWorks (2013)
  2. Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop

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Discussion

REDA

Designer

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:34:38 +0000
Congrats Eira . ;)
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:20:21 +0000
I have submitted my entry, I have down work according to your requirement, and easy movement also given to made all chair in low cost with good quality, contact me I'll tell you more modification details if you want it.
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:33:37 +0000
Hi RickG.
I would like to request if you can extend the contest for 1 more week. I will be able to share my concept whitin that timeframe. I'm guessing since you didn't receive too many submittions you won't have any trouble doing that. I'm sure many other designers are looking forward to the opportunity to submit their concept as well.

Thanks, Pablo.

NabilZer

Designer

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:57:11 +0000
Please rate my entry

NabilZer

Designer

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:17:12 +0000
can you tolerate some holes in the plastic where the stabs are ??? i have a machinism in mind :)

RickG

Buyer

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:16:18 +0000
Smita, Catia okay as long as you can demonstrate concept

RickG

Buyer

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:15:31 +0000
Hari Vickey: NX 10 is okay as long as you can provide jpegs or step files to show concept.

RickG

Buyer

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:14:15 +0000
Reply to Abertus Putra: Albertus, velcro may be a problem as the chair gets so many uses, that fabric could pull or get dislodged easily. However, you are on the right track, we are absolutely looking for multiple solutions.

RickG

Buyer

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:09:35 +0000
Justin Logan: Hi, thanks for your interest. To answer your question "Can you tell me a little more about what you are expecting as an output?" As stated in our design description, we are seeking new innovative low cost design ideas and/or methods of manufacture without using staples or typical snap fittings to construct dental chair upholstery components . Output does not need to be CAD, could be hand sketches, renderings, etc. Need new low cost (low assembly labor) method to construct dental chair seats and backs. Upholstery attachment method should allow easy removal and replacement of fabric portion of chair if it begins to wear or get damaged. Does this answer your question?

RickG

Buyer

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:01:04 +0000
Entry : Although an interesting design, I have the following concerns: 1) I'm not sure this is a low cost method. 2) I am also concerned that the fabric will slip over time. 3) It has a high profile and most likely would be visible.

Rick

REDA

Designer

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 15:50:21 +0000
Hi,
I would like to participate !! can you rates our entries please ! ?
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:18:07 +0000
this is indeed an interesting contest, let's come up with different solutions,
I think to secure the fabric we can use velcro (hook and loop fasteners)
We can sew the fabric together with velcro, and place the counterpart on the frame
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:08:54 +0000
Can you tell me a little more about what you are expecting as an output? Are you looking to getting CAD for a system of how to attach the trim to the structure, or are you looking for CAD for the entire seat structure, foam and trim? I fear this would take significantly longer than 1 month.
Are you expecting the person you award the work to, to do the manufacturing as well, or are you intending on sourcing a more local business?
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:04:07 +0000
Can I use NX 10 to model it.
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:56:09 +0000
can I use catia v-21 and want more details about your requirement

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