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SOL Ring 

FASH3021 | Homegrown Studio | Nov 21

Summary

 

The objective of this course was to create a product to be sold at the end of the semester with a fashion student, graphic design student, and an industrial design student. 

My group designed, manufactured, and sold fidget rings branded to empower and embolden adults in everyday settings. I was responsible for the product design and manufacturing aspect. 

I leveraged my 3D skills to print forms and test functionality. Ultimately the final design form was 3D modeled and 3D printed with some slight human manufacturing fixes and sold at our pop up shop.

Role

3D visualization / development / production / design

Credits

Logistics / Marketing / Packaging - Ava Donofe
Graphics / Social Content / Branding - Aya Kraimer

3D Printing - Shapeways

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Initial Prototype

Kicking off the project, I created a physical prototype with makeshift materials on hand to understand how the slider ring would work.

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Digital Prototype

After physically figuring out the sliding mechanism, I turned to Rhino to create a 3D model that I could print and test the mechanism. This was a trial and error process of figuring out clearances, restrictions, and preferred materials.

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Sliding piece was too frail and there wasn't a big enough sliding clearance

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Sliding piece was too thin and there was too big of a sliding clearance

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Sleek and modern form gives an elegant aesthetic and appeals to manufacturing.

Manufacturing

After ordering 3D prints of the final form, I quickly realized the material provided some sliding challenges. I was able to add waxed canvas to the bottom of the sliding cavity to create a better user experience.

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Final Product

All product photography and social media content was created by my team members Ava Donofe and Aya Kraimer.

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