17S1_ Project 11- Snap it Construction packers
This is a design to improvise on existing packers. According to the students, packers are ubiquitous in the construction industry and are required to fill gaps and level objects. Packers are cheap, comes in all sorts of sizes but it is frustrating to stack the packers to a desired height and sliding them into a small space. The students were commended on their effort to identify a niche market for their product design endeavor. However, given that the packers are already cheap and as much as they are not designed to fit gaps of a standard size, would a specifically “engineered” packer be useful and complicates their usage? The quality of the CAD drawings are great due to the simplicity of the product. More mechanical engineering analysis could have been performed as the existing FEA results are rather vague.