Universal Accessory Clamp
Company: Ferno Australia
Position: Mechanical Designer
Location: Brisbane QL, Australia
Material: ABS, Cast Aluminium & Plastics
Ferno’s new ambulance stretcher featured a unique edge extrusion. This extrusion would also act as a mounting point for all stretcher accessories. A locking and one handed universal clamp was needed that could mount both vertically and horizontally.
The parts for a multi gate clamp was rationalized, modeled in SolidWorks, thermoplastic rapid prototyped, dimensionally tested, analyzed and re-designed. This process continued with Investment molds, CNC machined parts and finally with the overseas manufacturer.