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Hummer Box

The Challenge:
Work with a multidisciplinary development team (General Motors, Johnson Control Systems, Papp Plastics and Productive Design Service) to improve the proposed H3 Storage Box Line accessory line for better manufacturing capability.

Accomplishments:
  • Maximized overall rigidity and part reduction with simplified 2-part container configuration, ‘frame’ and ‘bucket’ system for 3 sizes of storage boxes
  • Improved structural rigidity and elimination of painting through ‘corrugation’ and offset surface features
  • Mounting system development for durability and component reduction
  • Incorporation of a simplified out-of-box assembly approach for accessory installation
  • Reduced tooling and manufacturing costs while improving overall product strength and long term performance

Responsibilities:
FEA of Aluminum mounting components, plastic part design approach, part breakdown simplification, preliminary industrial design to fit with Hummer branding

Awards/IP:
  • 2009 SEMA Award