Coat Lock

ENGN1931D: Design of Mechanical Assemblies

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Team Members: Colden Eldridge, Kelly Hering, Ramya Mahalingam & Andrew Park

After talking to students, we found that many of them have lost their coat while at a bar or party…

… including us.

People need a convenient way to secure their coats in public places to avoid accidental theft.

Target Market
18-34 Years of Age College Students & Young Professionals

Competitive Benchmark
Product Cable Coat Lock Klothing Kontrol Speed Dial Lock Alarm WordLock 6mm 4' Cable Lock, Black Kuat Bottle Lock Buggyguard Retractable Stroller Lock Image

Company Retail Price Size (LxWxH) Weight Locking Mechanism

SeKure Controls $53 - $59 1-7/8"W x 6-1/2"H x 1-7/8"D 4 lb cable lock, key

SeKure Controls $300 - $400 3-1/8"W x 9-1/2"H x 1-7/8"D 6 lb cable lock with sensors, key

Master Lock $12.69 2 x 3.3 x 1.9 inches 5.6 oz Sliding Cam mechanism Combination consists of directional movements rather than alphanumeric, hardened steel shackle

Wordlock $6 5.87 x 3.75 x 1.57 in 1 lb cable lock combo

Kuat $34 3" diameter x 6" 1.2 lb Cable, keyed lock

Buggyguard $14 8.5 x 5.6 x 1.3 inches .25 lb cable lock combo

Features

STATIONARY, protects 20 coats, hinged door, fits on walls, various cable stands, stationary, diameters of heavy changeable gauge steel, codes, 4 sensors, various colors, 6 ft battery powered, or 8 ft cables alarm

5-foot internally Handy, push-button coiled, 8mm steel retraction lightweight waterproof , cable; small mechanism for 4 letter combo, heavy compartment quick a get-away. steel cable provides storage for resettable threekeys and other small number combo items lock

Product Specifications
Bucket Performance Performance Performance Performance Performance Performance Usability Usability Usability Usability Usability Aesthetics Aesthetics Aesthetics Aesthetics Attribute renders coat unusable lightweight durable Minimal time spent Locks around something doesnt harm jacket easy to use fits many jackets Low learning curve Safe Additional Pouch Visual Deterrant Personalized small Size Subtle Look > Force > Force < Time to < Time to < Time to < Stored > Rank Lock can cable can < Weight Unlock Lock Store Size Adjustability withstand withstand 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 3 1 5 5 3 4 2 3 Negative Negative Negative Positive Strong Positive Positive Negative Strong Positive Strong Positive Positive Positive Negative Negative Positive Positive Positive Strong Positive Strong Positive Strong Positive Negative Negative Negative Positive Negative Positive Strong Positive Strong Positive Negative Positive Positive Negative Strong Positive Positive

Ergonomic Measurements
Single Arm: 26.6 in Wingspan: 53.2 in Grip Width: 3.5 in Hand Length: 7.5 in

Characteristics Quantified
Objective Measure > Force > Force < Time to < Time to > < Time to Lock can cable can < Weight < Stored Unlock Store Adjustability Lock (sec) withstand withstand (lbs) Size (in) (sec) (sec) (in) (lbs) (lbs) 10 5 3 15 10 5 3 5 10 90 100 110 90 100 110 1.5 1 0.5 6x10x2 5x7x1 3x5x.5 18 26 30

Worst Case Nominal Best Case

The Product Design

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Part Housing A Housing B Metal Plate Button Locking Cam Cam Reaction Surface Dummy Cams Bias Torsion Springs Cable Guide Cable Cable End Spool Constant Force Spring Housing Screws Cable Lock Screws Rxn Surface Screws

QTY 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 1 1 1 1 1 6 2 2

Bill of Materials
Material POM POM Stainless Steel ABS 6061 Aluminum 6061 Aluminum 6061 Aluminum Music Wire 6061 Aluminum Vinyl Coated Steel Wire Rope 1020 Steel POM Steel Stainless Steel Zinc Zinc Material Cost $0.70 $0.70 $0.78 $0.03 < $0.01 $0.01 < $0.01 — < $0.01 — < $0.01 $0.25 — — — — Process Process Cost $0.21 $0.21 $0.39 $0.24 $0.01 $0.01 $0.01 — $0.01 — $0.01 $0.15 — — — — Injection Mold Injection Mold Stamped Injection Mold Powdered Metal Powdered Metal Powdered Metal Off the Shelf Stamped/Rolled Off the Shelf Powdered Metal Injection Mold Off the Shelf Off the Shelf Off the Shelf Off the Shelf

Cost/Comp $0.91 $0.91 $1.17 $0.27 $0.01 $0.02 $0.01 $0.25 $0.01 $0.10 $0.01 $0.40 $3.46 $0.14 $0.11 $0.11

Cost/Assembly $0.91 $0.91 $1.17 $0.27 $0.01 $0.02 $0.03 $1.00 $0.01 $0.10 $0.01 $0.40 $3.46 $0.84 $0.22 $0.22

Total

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$2.47

$1.25

$7.89

$9.58

Cost to Price Calculations
Company Manufacturer Distributor Point of Purchase

Margins Price

20% $9.40

30% $11.80

20% $16.80

30% $21.00

$30

Target Price from Survey Target Cost from Margins Estimated Cost to Produce Cost of a new Patagonia:

$20-30 $9.40 $9.58 $199.00

Part Housing A Housing B Metal Plate Button Locking Cam Cam Reaction Surface Dummy Cams Bias Torsion Springs Cable Guide Cable Cable End Spool Constant Force Spring Housing Screws Cable Lock Screws Rxn Surface Screws

Cost/Unit $0.91 $0.91 $1.17 $0.27 $0.01 $0.02 $0.03 $1.00 $0.01 $0.10 $0.01 $0.40 $3.46 $0.84 $0.22 $0.22

Cost/10,000 Units $9100 $9100 $11700 $2700 $100 $200 $300 $10000 $100 $1000 $100 $4000 $34600 $8400 $2200 $2200

Tooling Cost $27,000 $27,000 $32,000 $14,000 $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 — $20,000 — $20,000 $13,000 — — — —

Total Profit Total w/ Production Cost

$9.58 $1.92 —

$95800 $19160 —

$213,000 — $370560.00

Quantities: 100,000 units to break even Purchase Points: Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, College Bookstores, Amazon, Online Retail

Characteristics Quantified
Objective Measure > Force > Force < Time to < Time to > < Time to Lock can cable can < Weight < Stored Unlock Store Adjustability Lock (sec) withstand withstand (lbs) Size (in) (sec) (sec) (in) (lbs) (lbs) 10 5 3 15 10 5 10 5 3 90 100 110 90 100 110 1.5 1 0.5 6x10x2 5x7x1 3x5x.5 18 26 30

Worst Case Nominal Best Case

Testing Factors
The lock should be able to withstand:
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Typical User Force User Environment Mild User Abuse

Critical Failure Modes
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Fastener Failure Locking Cam Failure Button Deformation Particulate Issues Cam Reaction Surface Issues Cable End Deformation

Locking Cam Test

Mild User Abuse

Force Applied: 50 lbs shear, 100 lbs normal

The cam can bear the user abuse of pull on the cable.

Reaction Surface Test

Mild User Abuse

Force Applied: 100 lbs normal, 50 lbs shear

To avoid high stress concentration on this part, teeth were removed and a cable end was added.

Cable End Test
Force Applied: 100 lbs normal force

Mild User Abuse

To endure the load, the cable end should be made of steel.

Screw Failure Test

Mild User Abuse

Force Applied: 100 lbs shear over three screws

Housing can handle the applied load.

Button Torsion Test
Force Applied: 50 lbs Torsion

Typical User Force

ABS plastic can withstand the load, using a safety factor of 2.

Sticky Liquid Test
Force Applied: 22.5 lbs in torsion

User Environment

6061 Al is more than enough to compensate for resistance to applied force.
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Factor of safety = off the charts

Bias Spring Calculations

Typical User Force

Purpose: Must resist device opening by shaking Force Applied: Spring should maintain bias up to 2G acceleration

Conclusions:
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Fatigue life of 105 cycles (safety factor of 1.2) Reduced maximum angular deflection with positive stop

Patent & Compliance Considerations:

Our garment lock design avoids patent infringement and does not fall under any existing compliance regulations. Novel Aspects: Locking Mechanism, Design

Future Plans
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Additional Proof of Concept Testing Prototyping Testing within the User Environment Patent Application Modifications to Locking Placement

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