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Design and optimizing of a buckle
2003 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Bachelor degree of science in Industrial design is concluded with a 10 credit final project (final thesis). The work has been accomplished by Stina Andersson over a ten week period with the start in April 2002. The employer is a small design consult company, Manatee design: turn key solutions, that is located in Conway, WA, USA. The task was to take a functioning prototype of a buckle closer to a finished product with optimizing of the function, design and some thoughts about production. The need for a device like this came initially from a kayak company, Confluence watersports, who is a customer to Manatee design. They needed a buckle in their white water kayaks to adjust the backrest. Manatee design came up with an idea for a buckle that would suite their need and when this part of the project started a functioning model existed. The work was now to bring it closer to a finished product with optimizing and design of the buckle. The buckle is something in between a tie down buckle and a snowboard buckle and made to suite a one inch wide strap. It is: 1 3/8 * 2 1/2 * 7/8 in (34 * 62,5 * 21mm), has four different parts: a brake, a lever, the body and a middle piece that concludes the function. The buckle has a screw hole in the bottom so it can be attached to a surface, a slot in the back end so a strap can be sewn on to the buckle, it is to be made of stainless steel 304 (SS-23- 33) and casted. The buckle allows the user to adjust a strap easily both in a kayak but also to be used in many other fields.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003.
Keyword [en]
Technology, Buckle, design, productdesign
Keyword [sv]
Teknik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-58134ISRN: LTU-HIP-EX--03/079--SELocal ID: eb7d1961-c12b-4ab0-ac8d-34c1c58a5a9cOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-58134DiVA: diva2:1031522
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Industrial Design Engineering, bachelor's level
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Note
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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