Our client desired a much smaller version of their existing product, a cellulite buffer for spa and home use. I designed a new housing that could accept the existing electric motor and worked with an Industrial Designer to determine the aesthetics. An eccentric weight provides the essential vibrating action. No need to reinvent the wheel - the device is essentially a repackaged car buffer!
Adjustable eccentric weight
In order to determine the right feel, I designed and fabricated an adjustable eccentric weight to play with eccentricity and mass distribution.
Shown here is the two-piece housing design to be sent for cast urethane prototyping (and ultimately injection molding).
The product has seen commercial success, and the more compact unit was much less intimidating for most users.