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A presentation I designed about the Glock 17 Pistol, a product I knew very little about but discovered that it was supposed to be the most innovative pistol in modern times.

A presentation I designed about the Glock 17 Pistol, a product I knew very little about but discovered that it was supposed to be the most innovative pistol in modern times.

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  • The Glock 17 Pistol Innovation of the Plastic Pistol Shay Merritté • Product Innovation Assignment • January 19, 2010 Bus M&L 855 Innovation Practice • The Ohio State University • Prof. Michael Bills 1
  • The Glock Company founded: by: Gaston Glock Gaston Glock was born in Austria in 1929 and educated in: Deutsch-Wagram, in Germany as a metal Austria and plastics engineer and an amateur gun designer and gun sports person. Manufactured plastic training grenades, entrenching tools and commando knives for the Austrian Army. BUT NO GUNS. Shay Merritté • Product Innovation Assignment • January 19, 2010 Bus M&L 855 Innovation Practice • The Ohio State University • Prof. Michael Bills 2
  • Austrian Army Needs A Gun In 1980, the Austrian Army put out a world wide call for a new standard pistol, they put forth the following 17 criteria that must be met or exceeded. 1. Must be semi-automatic 2. Must fire the 9mm parabellum round 3. Muzzle energy must meet a designated standard 4. Magazine must be loaded without use of tools 5. Magazine must hold at least eight rounds 6. Must be able to be used with only one hand 7. Must continue to function after being dropped onto a steel plate from a height of two meters 8. Must be easy to dismantle without tools 9. Maintenance and cleaning must be possible without tools 10. Gages and other measuring devices must not be necessary for long-term maintenance 11. Total number of parts must be 58 or less 12. Manufacturer must supply complete blueprints along with the test pistol 13. All component parts must be interchangeable with other pistols of the same design without adjustments 14. No more than 20 malfunctions will be permitted in the first 10,000 rounds fired 15. After 15,000 rounds all parts must be secure and intact, even under stress of a “proof round” at 15,001 16. Case ejection must not endanger the shooter 17. If no submitted pistol achieves more than a score of 70%, then no pistol at all will be accepted Shay Merritté • Product Innovation Assignment • January 19, 2010 Bus M&L 855 Innovation Practice • The Ohio State University • Prof. Michael Bills 3
  • The Glock 17 Design Process Interdisciplinary Team Ergonomic Research Prototype, Prototype Materials Research Gaston Glock designed his pistol by merging his plastics and metals expertise with the work of 10 European gun designers and ergonomics researchers. Common pistol design at the time centered around adding features to new to previous models the company had built. Glock had never produced a gun before so they got to start with no preconceived notion and break common pistol design conventions. Shay Merritté • Product Innovation Assignment • January 19, 2010 Bus M&L 855 Innovation Practice • The Ohio State University • Prof. Michael Bills 4
  • Safety Innovations When it was first released in 1983, the Glock 17 was called the first “safe-action” pistol because it had more safety features than any other pistol. Almost 30 years later, Glock pistols still have more safety features than any other pistol manufactured. Firing Pin Safety A solid steel pin which blocks Drop Safety the Glock’s firing chamber A small bar is engaged at all making bullets unable to fire, times preventing ammunition is only disengaged when the from being fed to the firing trigger safety is appropriately mechanism, thus preventing disengaged. discharge from drop impacts, the drop safety is removed Trigger Safety only when the trigger safety is Prevents accidental firing by successfully disengaged. lateral forces, re-engages automatically after every time the trigger is pulled. Shay Merritté • Product Innovation Assignment • January 19, 2010 Bus M&L 855 Innovation Practice • The Ohio State University • Prof. Michael Bills 5
  • Materials Innovations Tenifer-Treated Slide Polymer Frame and Barrel The Glock frame is the first serviceable The few sole steel pieces of the gun pistol to be made mostly of plastic. The are made with a proprietary “Tenifer” plastic is a high-tech polymer made of process that enriches the steel with Nylon 6. This polymer is stronger than oxygen, sealing the pores, making its aluminum or steel, but also lighter and hardness characteristics the same as cheaper than either. It also can’t rust industrial diamond. The slide of the gun and is immune to harsh gun cleaning is so hard that it can be used to sharpen solvents and can withstand heat up to knives. Testing has shown that Glock 17s 400°F. Also polymer isn’t as rigid as can shoot one-million rounds and the steel or aluminum, it flexes during firing, barrel and slide will show minimal wear absorbing recoil and making the gun and still be very accurate. more comfortable for constant use. Shay Merritté • Product Innovation Assignment • January 19, 2010 Bus M&L 855 Innovation Practice • The Ohio State University • Prof. Michael Bills 6
  • Functional Innovations Just 33 Parts Other widely used pistols are made of upwards of 60 parts. The Glock 17 can also be easily disassembled with nothing more than a nail, pen or an other long, skinny, sturdy item. Holds 17 Rounds Other widely used pistols hold only between 8-14 rounds. Shay Merritté • Product Innovation Assignment • January 19, 2010 Bus M&L 855 Innovation Practice • The Ohio State University • Prof. Michael Bills 7
  • The Glock 17’s Adoption Since Glock 17s started selling in 1983, more than 2.5 Million have been sold to the militaries and police of over 50 nations. The success of the 17 led to the development of 20 more models of Glock brand pistols. Shay Merritté • Product Innovation Assignment • January 19, 2010 Bus M&L 855 Innovation Practice • The Ohio State University • Prof. Michael Bills 8
  • Glock17s In Pop Culture Mentioned or Seen In: 148 Songs 48 Movies 20 TV Shows 4 Cartoons 16 Video Games Shay Merritté • Product Innovation Assignment • January 19, 2010 Bus M&L 855 Innovation Practice • The Ohio State University • Prof. Michael Bills 9
  • Questions/References www.imfdb.org www.businessweek.com www.glock.com www.mouseguns.com www.glockfaq.com Lidwell, William. Deconstructing Product Design Exploring the Form, Function, and Usability of 100 Amazing Products. New York: Rockport, 2008. Print. Sweeney, Patrick. The Gun Digest Book of the Glock: A Comprehensive Review Design, History, Use (Gun Digest). Minneapolis: Krause Publications, 2003. Print. Shay Merritté • Product Innovation Assignment • January 19, 2010 Bus M&L 855 Innovation Practice • The Ohio State University • Prof. Michael Bills 10