Backyard swimming pool lazy river machine, swim systemBlind

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Description:
WANTED: Talented industrial designers to help skin a device designed to create a river-like current for backyard pools. This contest is to design the skins/covers only.

The product mounts to existing pool decking (stone, concrete, etc) with four bolts with a bulk of the machine beneath the water-line. The minimum surface area is defined in the attached model, but we're looking for creative variations around the same footprint. Designed to be both a recreational and fitness oriented product, you have a creative license to shape the future of this innovative product.

As a minimum, the 'Top Shroud' must be independently removable from the entire unit. The other skins can separate or be formed into a single body.

Submission File Type: Solidworks, .STP, IGS., IGES., .x_t, .dwg
If adding renderings as a submission, please use examples on page 3 of contest guidelines.

Please ask if other file types are acceptable.

There are samples of similar swim jet units in the attachments.

Links to other styles of swim jets:
usa.speck-pumps.com/badujet_inspiration/
www.endlesspools.com/fastlane.php
Wants:
Size matters, design variations with a minimalist nature may play well with the judges, e.g. how can the skin more effectively blend this product with it's surroundings. Designs should be in four or less panels as laid out in the attached sample. Design Influence should be of industrial design or organic curves.
Don't Wants:
- One piece designs
- Features that may act as a tripping hazard or protrude onto the deck
- Sharp edges
Software:
  1. SolidWorks (2018)
  2. AutoCAD
Additional Information
Material for the skins should be vacuum formable plastic. (i.e. acrylic, abs, etc).

For any renderings, an example of the Stainless Steel Mesh Grill is attached. FYI, the hole pattern for this mesh is not shown in the 3D model.

The Stiffeners in the lower portion around the Mesh Grill can be redesigned if they do not fit into the skins you create. Please account for them in your new design, but it is OK to have them omitted from you entry. Otherwise, feel free to include them if you prefer.

Entries

= Buyer's Rating
#15 pool device v3 by Milan Borovic
Jul 16, 2018 7:41
#23 Backyard swimming pool lazy river machine, swim system by sherifelsheikh
Jul 18, 2018 14:23
#12 My concept -2 by Nathan 75
Jul 15, 2018 16:46
#9 Water Jet Enclosure V2 by Decker
Jul 13, 2018 16:39
#7 Vacuum Cast covers for River Pool Generator by Decker
Jul 12, 2018 18:30
#44 Backyard swimming pool lazy river machine, swim system by REDA
Jul 20, 2018 13:40
#26 design 3 by RRM
Jul 19, 2018 5:26

Discussion

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:24:19 +0000
ATTENTION ALL DESIGNERS;

We have extended the length of this contest until Friday (7/20). Please use this time to make any final changes to your designs and resubmit!

REDA

Designer

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:18:05 +0000
Thank you I work on it
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 12:03:01 +0000
REDA,
The overall height of the unit is approximately 45.90" or 116cm. For reference dimensions, please refer to PDF attachment named "CAD Crowd Contest".

REDA

Designer

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:24:01 +0000
Hello,
The height is 38 cm?

thank you for confirming

Regards

NabilZer

Designer

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 17:14:43 +0000
I'll submit my design ASAP
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 19:16:02 +0000
Darren,
Feel free to make a design using other production methods. It will be judged equally. We are not limited to vacuum forming, however, we have a supply channels in place for other products that use this process.
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 17:51:53 +0000
I have another question. You've stated that you will vacuum form the outer skins. Are you also open to eventually injection mouldings or other production methods? Because these production methods will restrict the design some what.
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:58:37 +0000
To all designers;
The Stiffeners in the lower portion around the Mesh Grill can be redesigned if they do not fit into the skins you create. Please account for them in your new design, but it is OK to have them omitted from you entry. Otherwise, feel free to include them if you prefer.
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 12:06:46 +0000
Darren, I'm not sure what you are asking for. We are looking for input on the outer skin portion of this design only. There is a solid body within the CAD files called 'Internal Body', this defines the component boundaries to be covered.
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 01:44:50 +0000
Hello Wellness Marketing,
May I ask if you could upload the Engineering CAD data of the current product? It would help greatly when constructing the design outer shell.
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 19:55:43 +0000
Great question. Hidden fasteners to attach one skin to one another is not required. However, solutions that hide fasteners could be better received by the judges.

A common solution is using sheet metal screws by drilling a pilot hole or with a retaining clip. The skins will be 5-axis machined after forming, so holes could be located in most locations. In the case where a support is located behind the skin, the skin could have a clearance hole and then a pilot hole can be drilled into the thicker support piece during assembly or in earlier in the manufacturing process on a CNC router (assuming the hole is not drilled into the thickness of the material).

In the sample models, any piece that has a thickness of .1875", .375" or .500" will be plastic material and machined in-house on a CNC router.

Another solution skin to skin could use a threaded retaining clip that could be used with sheet metal screws or machined threads. Here is a link to a possible retaining clip. http://fastening.araymond-industrial.com/catalog/metal-snap-on-nuts-for-st-screw-with-retaining-tab-p6-o4016.htm

NabilZer

Designer

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:51:47 +0000
Hi wellness marketing
This is a very intresting contest .
I have some questions.
What about the type of assembly between the skin parts
What are the possibilities of use (srews,clips,slides...).
Thank you
Best regards
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 16:35:03 +0000
Thank you for asking Flaviano. The intent right now is make those 1/2" thick pieces out of a plastic material. (most likely PVC, ABS, acrylic, etc.) If you'd like to submit a design with the backboard as stainless sheetmetal, that is ok, but that is not what we are pursuing at this time. There will need to be some features added to increase the rigidity if you go with light gauge mat'l.

Flaviano Crespi

Designer

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:52:12 +0000
Hello Markus Hook,
I have a question to ask:
In your preliminary assembly I see the "Mounting plate assembly" part.
It would seem to be made of stainless steel with a 1/2 "thickness, and therefore weighs approx
63 kg - 138 Lb.
Is it really necessary that it be so massive, could it not be thinner and bended with less weight?
Thanks for an answer.
Regards.
Flaviano Crespi

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