Product Design - SnowFence

The goal of the project was to re-design an existing system to be more cost-effective and versatile using extruded aluminum parts.
I was responsible for the design and development of the system from conception all the way through manufacturing and release.

Released snow guard system

Released snow guard system

Released clamp. 
Reduced weight / cost by nearly 30%
T-Slot allows use of more cost effective hardware and adds versatility for use with other products.

Released clamp.
Reduced weight / cost by nearly 30%
T-Slot allows use of more cost effective hardware and adds versatility for use with other products.

Initial Sketches. 
Any design or project begins with as many rough sketches as possible. I was trying to remove material but maintain the part's integrity by using longer sweeping curves and radii as opposed to the original sharp corners.

Initial Sketches.
Any design or project begins with as many rough sketches as possible. I was trying to remove material but maintain the part's integrity by using longer sweeping curves and radii as opposed to the original sharp corners.

I frequently used basic simulations to check the new design against the original design and find weak points.

I frequently used basic simulations to check the new design against the original design and find weak points.

Original clamp

Original clamp

Original System

Original System

New fastening clip for ease of install.

New fastening clip for ease of install.

I always render the products in a realistic scene to get a better idea of how it looks.

I always render the products in a realistic scene to get a better idea of how it looks.

Another rendering on a standing seam roof.

Another rendering on a standing seam roof.

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