This client was stuggling with the their current designed lateral support. It was either in the forward positoin or backwards. While backwards it would get caught, they went throuth 5 supports before they contacted us.
Any solution need to flip up in a way that would not stick out the back. The client envisioned a flip up solution and sent us drawings.
How could we protoype a solution when our shop was clear across the country from our cleint.
The final design was made of aluminum, buffed and anodized to protect the part. Aluminum was chosen because of its strength to weight ratio.
The client came to use with detailed drawings and a well developmed concepts. We moched it up in CAD and printed one of two rounds of prototypes which were sent to them for testing. Tweeks where made each round until we knew we were ready to cut in aluminum.
Once we had a design ready to be cut out of aluminum we turned to our CNC mill. After cuttin the parts where buffed and then anodizied black to protect the aluminum and increase the parts life span.