Multi Purpose iPad® Stand
Service : Engineering and Production Control
Release Date : 2009-10
The iPad Stand allows users to fix a tablet in one position while retaining a high degree of viewing flexibility. The unit provides 360 degree X and Y-axis rotation and 180 degree Z-axis tilt.
The CRE8 DESIGN mechanical engineering team developed a flexible plastic friction hinge instead of combining traditional off-the-shelf metal hinges in order to keep cost down while retaining freedom of rotation and viewing angles. This was combined with a solid stand that prevents wobble during touch screen use. Even as it was designed to be modular to reduce the iPad Stand‘s packaging and shipping footprint.
In the volatile iPad accessory market time to market is crucial to success. The CRE8 DESIGN mechanical engineering team managed to finish the project from design to production in only 3 months and this includes sourcing, managing multiple suppliers, manufacturing and production.