Redefined Plastic Case for Medical Product

in Product Design held by odenn
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
There's an important medical product out there prescribed to many patients, that people are using make-shift cases (often times, pockets). These patients need a sleek case that they can fit in their pockets, sitting about the size of the palm of a female's hand, created with a thoughtful design that also opens and closes functionally, smart, and beautifully, and most importantly, will protect their product... (this case could be used for several devices, so for now the product intended to go in the case will remain undisclosed).

specs:
- overal case body: APPROX L: 5cm, W: 5cm, H: 2cm
There is a lot of room for flexibility in these dimensions, so please feel free to play with them... design and engineering is most important, exact dimensions can be adjusted later.
- size of magnets for closing mechanism: 1/4" diameter, 1/32" thick
- So as NOT to limit a great design out there, I will not hold it against the winning design, but please keep in mind that this product will need to be converted from CAD to STL.
Wants:
1. INCORPORATE in the engineering, an internal magnetic closing mechanism that utilizes 2 small magnets.
http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=D401-N52

2. ENGINEER a VERY SIMPLE HINGE being mindful of manufacturing costs. The less number of parts required in the entire design, the better (magnets may be used in the hinge, and simple clam-style hinge that will require polyprop is okay as shown in picture, but being creative in the engineering is much preferred)

3. DESIGN something that has the following elements:
- apple's simplicity, BMW's industry-leading modern lines and curves
- gender neutral
- rounded edges and feel (no square, rectangles)
- 1-4 "breathing" holes of any style integrated anywhere on the case (except for the bottom of the case (each hole 1"x1/4cm or larger)
- not at all necessary but possibly an idea, you may want to try to incorporate a slight indent for a finger/thumb for ease of opening and closing the case
- Case should sit flat on a table when closed
Don't Wants:
- un-manufacturable designs
- a case with more than 3 parts (requiring 2-3 cavity mold is preferred)
- a hinge that is too complicated, easily malfunctions, with too many parts
- bulky
- too many crevices where bacteria/dirt can build up
- artwork on the case (colors: any shades of the following colors in any way you like- grays, white, black, darker blues. all one color is just fine too)
Software:
  1. AutoCAD

Entries

1st Winner
#31 Plastic Case (modified) by Sergiu.Nasta
2013-04-24 03:17:44
#9 ED-D0004 by Eliv8Design Ltd.
Plastic case for medical product. Three part injection mold assembly. Self tapping screws. Spring pin.
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2013-04-03 10:09:57
#12 Plastic.Case.for.Medical.Product.01 by Zaher
2013-04-04 08:40:47
#14 Plastic Case for Medical Product by ARMa
2013-04-06 14:07:18
#15 Plastic Case for Medical Product 2 by Stelios
2013-04-08 00:38:33
#19 Pills double box by Catalin
I know that you guys said only two pieces but i think that i shoul submit this design because it can hold two tipes of pills in different compartiments. Personally i would color the lids in different type so that the user will know wich pills coresponds with each color. The lids i think of them as being from stainless steel for a more modern look and because people like shiny gadgets. Hope you like it.
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2013-04-12 06:36:41
#23 Concept_1 by Hiren Patel
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Please have a look for attached files & let me know your thoughts
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2013-04-15 09:04:36
#24 CaseDV2 by mariusp
2013-04-16 13:59:43
#32 Plastic Case for Medical Product by NPRG_3D
2013-04-25 22:06:23
#3 Case D (Magnet-emb) by mariusp
2013-03-29 09:21:34
#1 Case D by mariusp
2013-03-28 15:18:19
#2 Case D by mariusp
2013-03-28 15:29:31
#4 design1 by ezer153
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2013-03-30 11:48:54
#5 Plastic Case 1 by Stelios
2013-03-31 07:52:05
#6 Case for Medical Product by adel
2013-04-02 14:18:26
#7 Plastic Case for Medical Product by Kevin Dobson
My design follows the design styling of the iPhone, simple shape with radii on the edges.
The two halves are exactly the same, and as such will only require one set of tooling when in production. The hinge assembly is a simple clip over an axle. Four simply vent holes are included. This design is modeled such that it is simple to modify dimensions to suit any device.
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2013-04-02 18:51:36
#8 Medical Case by wgipps
2013-04-02 22:13:21
#10 New Case D by mariusp
this is just the concept
if you need a different shape just write to me
i would appreciate some feedback
thanks
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2013-04-03 14:28:19
#11 Case for Medical Product by adel
2013-04-04 00:05:55
#13 Case for Medical by adel
2013-04-05 20:21:36
#16 Medical Case with snap together hinge by MRHoover
2013-04-09 19:26:24
#17 plastic sliding case by Sergiu.Nasta
2013-04-10 16:02:51
#18 Case #2 by MRHoover
Updated case with vents and covered magnets. Hinge is double ball and socket design.
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2013-04-11 19:50:31
#20 Pills box V02 by Catalin
This is another cheap and simple but nici and good looking box made out of two components and the magnets for closing the lid.Take a look and tell me what you think....is never to late to improve it
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2013-04-12 06:40:50
#21 Rotary slide case by Manuel Rosso
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The motion is very natural and kind with the case being hold in the palm of your hand
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2013-04-12 15:45:22
#22 Concept_3 by Hiren Patel
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Please have a look for attached files & let me know your thoughts.
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2013-04-15 08:56:18
#25 Redefined Plastic Case for Medical Product Ver 1.0 by Vincenzo Ricci
Redefined Plastic Case for Medical Product Ver 1.0, I'm repairing the flaws noted in the rendering phase
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2013-04-18 10:55:28
#27 Plastic Case for Medical Product by NPRG_3D
2013-04-18 21:54:24
#28 Plastic Case with Magnets by tsalpha
Simple organic shaped plastic case with durable hinge and magnets to keep closed. There are two offset indentations in the front of the case to aid in opening. Being involved in the plastic injection molding industry, this design was created with a simple, low cost mold in mind. We can design what ever we want on the computer, but considerations for manufacturing need to be taken into account. The only issue I see with this design is the fact that there are two magnets completely encased in plastic. Not easily achieved in moldmaking, and could prove to be quite costly.
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2013-04-21 15:55:51
#29 Plastic Case with Tab Closure by tsalpha
Same organic shaped plastic case as previous design, with the exception of the magnets to keep closed. This design has a redesign hinge, for less internal pockets to trap dirt, and a snap tap to keep closed. Again, same simple mold needed to manufacture, without the problem of suspending magnets inside of injected plastic. Snap tab on bottom case half, and the grooved slot in the top case half, are commonly manufactured today.
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2013-04-21 16:51:05
#30 Plastic Case by Sergiu.Nasta
2013-04-23 12:51:49

Discussion

odenn

Buyer

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:38:44 +0000
Mangets- Please make sure that the magnets are internal (hidden IN the plastic, not exposed)- the magnets will be added into the case in the injection molding process, so that it is not visible to the consumer.
Thank you

odenn

Buyer

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 06:55:25 +0000
Got an email with some questions for clarification...
- yes injection mold will be utilized to manufacture.
- No, it does not have to be a living hinge- I am exploring other options because a living hinge will restrict me to using PP as a material.
- The term "hinge" is used loosely... It can pop in and out, slide left to right -- something user-friendly, and easy to manufacture (low cost). I can't think of more examples, I'm not much of an engineer, so ill leave that to you.
Thank you!
-O

odenn

Buyer

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:31:23 +0000
Please note: Dimensions of the case have been modified to:

W: 5cm, L:5cm, H:2cm

odenn

Buyer

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:19:43 +0000
@Kevin. Thanks for your question.
The device: does not have any wires or tubes, or anything else that will effect the design of the case. I've attached a photo of a watch, similar to the size and shape of the device. All devices on the market are not the same size; fortunately, exact sizing is not necessary, and the device's specifics will not have to dictate the design of the case.

Dimensions: Yes, it can absolutely be thinner at the ends, wider, longer anywhere. It does not have to be symmetrical or exact. The dimensions I provided are very loose.

Please feel free to ask any more questions, I am more than happy to answer.

Kevin Dobson

Designer

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:41:41 +0000
Does the device have any wires, or tubes to or from, that need to be accommodated? Is it possible to know what the device is? The shape of the unit will affect the shape of the holder, so even a basic sketch showing the device sizes. I.e can it be thinner at the ends, or does it need to be 2cm inside clear the entire 6.5cm length and width.

odenn

Buyer

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:26:24 +0000
@wgipps, thanks for asking. If hinge style, it should open at least 90 degrees, allowing full and adequate access to the main container area holding the product. 180 degrees is not necessary. I'd like to clarify this and say that the "hinge" may use a sliding mechanism... A lateral opening and closing.... Anything that gives full access and function to comfortable and easily place the object in the case while maintaining a magnetic closure. Thank you!

wgipps

Designer

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:18:46 +0000
Hi
Re the 'open case' - are you wanting 180 degrees opening - or more than that? Is 90 degrees ok? What about 45 degrees? Thanks

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