USB Stick Processes : Plastic Injection Molding

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Elegant Invention Isostick USB Case Study

Project: USB Stick

Processes Involved: Plastic Injection Molding, Painting

Components: 3 (Top, Bottom, Endcap)

About The Project

The isostick was created by Elegant Invention of Indiana. It is a USB flash drive and optical drive in one portable device with installed software for saving and transporting ISO files and much more. Our design brief was to make a case for the hardware to be used as a prototype for their Kickstarter campaign.

How The Parts Were Made

The plastic injected molded case came in three parts for the top, bottom and end cap. Original samples were scheduled to be painted black, but at our suggestion an alternate sample was made with a translucent case to enhance the visual appeal of the prototype. Later versions may also use a UV reactive plastic that glows when in use.

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