The Utty, a Portable Hook for Storing Sports Equipment

THE UTTY

THE RIDGE COMPANIES INC.

A highly adjustable and portable drying system for your sweaty sporting gear.

CAD Modeling, Analysis, Design for Manufacturing, Prototyping, and Manufacturing Transfer

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

  • No Assembly Required and Highly Adjustable
  • Easy to Clean
  • Portable - Small and Lightweight

 

THE UTTY

THE RIDGE COMPANIES INC.

A highly adjustable and portable drying system for your sweaty sporting gear.

CAD Modeling, Analysis, Design for Manufacturing, Prototyping, and Manufacturing Transfer

DESIGN CHALLENGE

No Assembly Required and Highly Adjustable

Easy to Clean

Portable - Small and Lightweight

 

Mark Uttridge came to us with an idea for a better way to store smelly and wet sports gear. This highly adjustable, and portable design uses webbing and custom, locking hooks to air out the sports gear.

The Utty Hook Renderings
The Utty Hook Renderings

Mark Uttridge came to us with an idea for a better way to store smelly and wet sports gear. This highly adjustable, and portable design uses webbing and custom, locking hooks to air out the sports gear.

The Utty, Finite Element Analysis

After the initial design was completed, stress/strain and displacement analysis were performed on the cam lock and hooks to ensure that the hooks would hold the desired weight without breaking.

The Utty, Finite Element Analysis

After the initial design was completed, stress/strain and displacement analysis were performed on the cam lock and hooks to ensure that the hooks would hold the desired weight without breaking.

The final Utty design weighs 5.4 oz., requires no setup, and is highly adjustable.

The Utty, a Portable Hook for Storing Hockey Equipment
The Utty, a Portable Hook for Storing Hockey Equipment

The final Utty design weighs 5.4 oz., requires no setup, and is highly adjustable.

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