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Surf Board Fin 2nd Presentation

Interim presentation for the 3rd year engineering group project. Mechanical engineering design of a easily detachable surf board fin.
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P K

on 6 June 2014

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Transcript of Surf Board Fin 2nd Presentation

Surfboard fin design
Clip in Fin
Male insert
Folding Fin
Sliding Fin
Board Attachment
Design Matrix
Designs ranked against a set of criteria
Scored between 1 and 3
3 designs chosen to be developed
Finalising designs / CALM
Testing, matrix + final design
Manufacture plan
Possibility for physical, real world testing
Preparation for final presentations / report.

Market Research
Background
Advantages
Disadvantages
Market Survey
Introduction
PDS
Market research and survey
Initial designs
Three Current designs
Further developement and testing
PDS
Where do we go from here?
Summary
Different Markets
Most Common attachment
Outdated Designs
FCS
FCS-2
Future
Surfboard Fin
PDS
Material: Strong, light weight, non-corrosive in salt water
Easy to use
Boards can be stacked
Performance unaffected
Design Matrix
Female insert
Survey
1. What types of fins do you use?
FCS
FCS 2
Future
Other (please specify)
2. Have you ever broken or lost a fin?
Broken
Lost
Neither
3. How many times have you broken a fin?
0
1
2
3
4
5
5+
4. Did it break in or out of the water?
In
Out
Both
5. Where did it break?
At the base, where it joins the board
Half way up the fin
Other (please specify)
6. How much do you spend on fins?
£20-£30
£30-£40
£40-£50
£50-£60
£60-£70
£70+
7. Do you take fins off for transport?
Yes
No
Sometimes
8. Do you find it a pain to remove fins for transport?
Yes
No
9. If a foldable fin, with equally as good performance as a normal fin could, be designed to make it easier to transport and stack boards is this something you may be interested in?
Yes
No
10. Any additional comments
6G - Tom, Hayder, Charlie, Xavier, Jo & Pierre
- Future/new fin base

-Additional Strength

-Ease of use

-Folding benefit
Fin Inserts
PDS
Market research and survey
Initial designs
Three Current designs
Further developement and testing
Fin fits on any board
Very easy to use
Simple Manufacture
Slanted and Tapered
Strong
Slide Testing Required
Minimal Chance of Breaking
Disadvantages
MS Project of Surf board fin
- Weak Joint
- Screw fitting
Advantages
- Most common fitting
- Can use FCS with
an adapter

- Easy effective system
Disadvantages
- Uncommon fitting
- Screw attachment
Advantages
-Easy attachment
-Stronger than most
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