GOLD_Ramp Lock Router

PROJECT: 1.5 hp Router

CLIENT: Ryobi Motor Products, SC
Work performed with IDA, Inc., GA

AWARD: GOLD Industrial Design Excellence Award 1991
Annual product design competition sponsored by The Industrial Designers Society of America and Business Week Magazine

DESIGN INNOVATIONS:
• Patented Incremental Ramp/lock mechanism

• 1 piece injection molded base housing

• 2 piece injection molded clam shell motor housing

• User friendly switch/knob orientation

Working with the client’s engineering team this was a complete development project. that encompassed concept generation through production design. The heart of the design solution is the patented, ramped step-ring that allows the user to incrementally adjust and measure the height of the router bit. This work shown is development sketches, color renderings and an appearance model of the final production design, work completed as part of a team at IDA.

Photography courtesy of Bjorn Shultz, Cave Productions

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