The cord flex’s new clamp


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The cord flex’s new clamp

  1. 1. The Cord Flex’s New Clamp<br />By: Assunta DePau <br />and Diane Kohlin<br />
  2. 2. Issues with the Current Clamp<br />The fastener piece is not trustworthy. <br />When using the fastener, it slides off and the test process is interrupted.<br />When the product must be held at a different angle (parallel or perpendicular), a new clamp must be used.<br />Time is wasted because engineers must constantly watch the flex test in case the clamp drops the object.<br />Money is wasted because new clamps must be made for each new product. <br />
  3. 3. The <br />The Current<br />How the product was held.<br />#1 Problem<br />The need to make a new part each time.<br />
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  5. 5. Our proposed clamp<br />
  6. 6. How it Works<br />Our clamp holds products in place from all four sides.<br />The clamps are adjustable by screwing in a bolt.<br />Nuts secure the bolts in place by attaching to each side of the bolts.<br />
  7. 7. New Clamp Parts<br />
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  9. 9. The New Clamp-Prototype<br />
  10. 10. Bibliography <br />Pictures from the Cord Flex, Product Safety Consulting Inc.<br />Drawings made on Autodesk Inventor<br />