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Description:
Looking for a 3D printing design for a universal buckle adapter that will connect to a variety of existing side release buckles that you might find on backpacks, luggage or pet collars. The universal buckle adapter will connect to the male end on one side and the female end on the other side of the existing buckle. The design will be for a medium sized buckle that attaches to a 1" wide strap.
Wants:
Adapter must be 1.5 inches wide or less; must be a universal adapter (the more buckles it works with the better); the universal adapter has to connect securely regardless of the type of buckle it is connecting.

Design to be 3D. The adapter should not infringe on an existing patent.
Don't Wants:
I'm not looking for an adapter design that replicates a single buckle style. The adapter must be able to connect a variety of medium sized buckles.
Software:
  1. Solid Works CAD or similar
Additional Information
The attached photos include 5 pictures of the various types of buckles the universal adapter must work with. The other two pictures are drawings of the concept of a modular adapter.

Entries

= Buyer's Rating
#44 Universal Buckle Adapter by rossington19
Aug 17, 2017 13:35
#56 Concept 1 Color themes panel by Pablo Gosso
Aug 18, 2017 16:13
#31 adaptor by arjunkhanna
Aug 14, 2017 8:17
#47 Buckle adapter V4 by REDA
Aug 17, 2017 17:13
#39 Universal Female and Male Buckle by Kbrown821
Aug 16, 2017 5:06
#37 Universal Side Release Buckle Adapter-Concept 1 by mahsali
Aug 15, 2017 18:40
#32 Release Latch 2.0 by Adam
Aug 14, 2017 16:27
#49 Buckle adapter V5 by REDA
Aug 17, 2017 18:47
#52 Continuation of #44 - Universal plastic side release buckle adapter by rossington19
Aug 18, 2017 12:25
#59 buckle version 3 by arjunkhanna
Aug 20, 2017 21:07
#69 Universal Side Release Buckle Adapter-Concept 2 & 3 by mahsali
Aug 23, 2017 7:45
#70 Universal Side Release Buckle Adapter-Concept 3 by mahsali
Aug 23, 2017 7:48
#71 Device01 by N-Design
Aug 23, 2017 13:37
#29 Universal Buckle Adapter by JDMac174
Aug 14, 2017 1:10
#13 Buckle adapter V3 by REDA
Aug 9, 2017 14:50
#4 Buckle Adapter by REDA
Aug 5, 2017 18:23
#25 Release Latch by Adam
Aug 13, 2017 17:42
#6 Buckle Adapter V2 by REDA
Aug 7, 2017 15:30
#24 universal plastic side release buckle adapter by SaketCad
Aug 13, 2017 16:06
#17 ADJUSTABLE SHEET METAL BUCKLE & PLASTIC BUCKLE by Chetan Patel
Aug 11, 2017 3:24
#53 BUCKLE ADAPTER by Chetan Patel
Aug 18, 2017 14:36
#11 FR Universal Plastic Buckle by Fathur
Aug 9, 2017 8:56
#62 Buckle adapter V6 by REDA
Aug 21, 2017 14:31
#63 Button Buckle Adapter - Design 2 by Decker
Aug 21, 2017 21:00
#66 Universal Side Release Buckle Adapter-Female End-Concept 1 by mahsali
Aug 22, 2017 4:39

Discussion

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N-Design

Designer

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:41:02 +0000
Congrats Pablo, that's a clever design .

mahsali

Designer

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:22:13 +0000
congrats Pablo!

Pablo Gosso

Designer

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:17:55 +0000
Thanks Eira. Glad, the Buyer selected my concept. Thanks Paprika!!

Paprika

Buyer

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:16:36 +0000
Thanks again to everyone for submitting all of your ideas for the design. And congratulations to Pablo for submitting the winning idea! Pablo took a different approach and solved for the problem of attaching a tracking device to a dog collar in a discreet and secure way that is simple and easy to use.

We really enjoyed working with all of you and we had a great experience with CAD Crowd.

Thanks,
Paprika

Eira

Designer

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:34:39 +0000
congrats pablo!

Paprika

Buyer

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 21:08:14 +0000
Thank you to everyone for all of the great ideas and designs! Your input has been amazing and we are excited to go through all of the designs and do some 3D print testing. We plan to name the winner next week. If we have any questions for you we will reach out in the meantime.

Paprika

Decker

Designer

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:51:26 +0000
Paprika,

I am glad you liked my submission. The plan I had in mind for my design is a loop back strap that would be threaded thru the designed buckle similar to what is found on most dog collars that I have seen.

Regards,
Decker

Paprika

Buyer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:35:43 +0000
Hi Saket -
We are looking for a solution where the device does not hang off the collar or stick out from the collar. It needs to be discreet (not obvious) and secure. The attachment (Collar on Sam) is an example of discreet and secure, but we are open to any designs that accomplish these goals.

Thanks,
Paprika

SaketCad

Designer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:26:58 +0000
Hi Paprika
Please elaborate more regarding tracking device.Do you want it to be incorporated in the same adapter we are designing or you want a separate design for the tracker which will fit many collars.

KP HARISANKAR

Designer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:21:27 +0000
HI Paprika, I got the dimensions provided. But there are some other dimensions that may come handy for optimization. No problem, we can work with the provided dimensions.

Paprika

Buyer

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:05:12 +0000
Hi KP HARISANKAR -
The dimensions of the clips are listed in the comments below. There is an attachment (IMG 1038) that shows several different buckles.

KP HARISANKAR

Designer

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:41:47 +0000
HI Paprika, if you can get samples of all buckles of different dimensions it can be very useful for accurate designs. Place all of them on a flat surface and just take a photo of the top view, and mention the dimension of any one edge. Then all of us will be able to get all dimensions of the buckles.

Paprika

Buyer

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:16:11 +0000
Hello designers -
We have been getting a lot of creative and unique designs for the universal buckle adapter. Please keep sending us your designs. Be thinking about how we can attach a tracking device to a dog collar without having it hang off or around the collar. The tracking device itself will be about 1.25" x 1.25" x 0.375".

Thanks and good luck!
Paprika

Paprika

Buyer

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:38:04 +0000
Hello designers! Please remember that we do require a .STL file for you submission to be considered.

Paprika

Buyer

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 20:30:13 +0000
Thanks for your comment USLANDS2CAD. You make a good point and we definitely want a solution that works for as many collar sizes as possible (not just 1" collars). We are starting out focused on the 1" size, but will welcome any designs that solve for more sizes.

USLANDS2CAD

Designer

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:17:00 +0000
Paprika, I have reviewed your request for a product buckle that is interchangeable with a wide range of existing buckles available on the market. I have also reviewed some of the commentary. One of the comments in the comment section that stands out is Adam's comment about the range of size of buckle (3/4" - 2"). You may want to consider the range of size of buckle to further make the buckle adapter interchangeable with the many collars available rather than limiting it to 1" collars. With that, you'll be able to market your product to a wider audience. It's just a suggestion. Your thoughts are welcome.

Paprika

Buyer

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:35:24 +0000
We have uploaded two additional pictures that will further explain what we are trying to accomplish. One of the attachments, "Collar on Sam", shows how the device will connect to an existing pet collar. The other attachment, "Device", shows a depiction of the device itself with a male and female adapter on each side. The challenge we have is that there are many different types of collars with many different types of buckles to connect to. Hope this helps!
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:31:02 +0000
Hello paprika

You need modular Male and female buckles designed to fit the dimensions as given
A) 2.7mm B) 1.1mm C) 1.0mm
A) 1.8mm B) 0.5mm C) 0.6mm
A) 1.9mm B) 0.5mm C) 0.8mm
A) 2.8mm B) 0.5mm C) 0.75mm
A) 2.9mm B) 1.15mm C) 0.8mm

or is there anything more we should concentrate on ?

Paprika

Buyer

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:44:13 +0000
Hello everyone! If you haven't already, clear remember to provide an STL file for us so we can print and verify your results meet our requirements. If you can indicate in the file name which file is STL it would be great as not all entries above list the file extension or call out the STL file by name. We are excited to see the submissions so far!

Paprika

Buyer

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:55:38 +0000
Designers -
Another thing to think about with the design of the male buckle adapter is that the middle guide post, which creates stability and ensures a tight fit, can't be too long so that it prevents it from fitting completely into the female end of a variety of clips. Consider either reducing the length/size of the middle guide post or eliminating it completely if the buckle will maintain its stability.

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