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Sharper Image – Spastudio Shower Caddy

MerchSource approached Pump Studios with a desire to improve the shower caddy category of tension poles. One of the biggest challenges was providing an adjustment/locking mechanism that did not violate competitive patents. Accessories that mount to the pole must also be easily adjusted without impacting the tension pole position.

Pump brainstormed different ways to adjust the height, and provide final tension and lockout, settling on a sliding ratchet lockout. We also worked on several concepts for the accessories that slide up and down the pole and easily lock in place. Pump provided detailed databases that the manufacturer used as a reference for starting their final detailed design.

Contributions

  • Concept Generation
  • Concept Evaluation
  • Prototyping
  • Mechanical Design
  • Detailed Design / DFM

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