Yodeling case plastic product development

Design & Engineering

CATEGORY:
Plastic Part Design, 3D Printing

SCOPE:
We had a request to design plastic case for an electronic board that would track wine bottles on large wine racks. The problem was that this plastic case would have to be able to attach to bottles with different neck diameter, from around 35mm to around 55mm. The main challenge of the design was this feature which can be seen on the images below, it is designed to be flexible and to snap strong on the wine bottles. There was SolidWorks FEA simulation included to verify that the plastic will not break when snapped onto a 55mm bottle. Then the 3D printed prototype was tested and finally it was mass manufactured, this product actually can be bought online at Yodeling Wine.

SOFTWARE:
SolidWorks, FEA