Occam Technology Group partnered with Oatey Company, Dearborn, to help develop the ADA compliant Cover Trap Design.
Occam made prototypes using 3D printing and used them to create silicone foam parts.
Occam provided Deaborn with a design that can be installed much faster than other comparable products, at a lower cost.
Not only is our design faster to install but it’s also easy to install using a 180 degree opening that makes installation simple, and by using EVA foam material, the only tool needed to cut the material is a pair of scissors.
- 3D design
- Detail engineering
Prototyping for ADA Compliant Cover Trap
Dearborn is a Oatey Company that has emerged as a leading manufacturer of brass and plastic tubular products. They are famous for providing superior quality products at competitive prices, which makes their products preferred by plumbing professionals.
Occam Technology Group was approached by Dearborn to partner with them to create the ADA Compliant Cover Trap. This design protects wheelchair users from the dangers of under sink surfaces and prevents the user from burns, scrapes, scratches and other injuries caused by the plumbing. Once we had a great design, we wanted to develop a small batch of prototype parts for testing. Our 3D printing technology allowed us to print the molds out of ABS plastic and use them to create silicone foam parts. This was a low cost prototype method that allowed us to develop and test several closure methods without the high cost of product tooling. Not only is our design faster to install but it’s also easy to install using a 180 degree opening that makes installation simple, and by using EVA foam material, the only tool needed to cut the material is a pair of scissors.
lthough performance is a main concern we made sure to create a product that is not only efficient but also aesthetically pleasing. Unlike most cover trap designs, ours does not require any secondary fasteners such as duck tape and zip ties. Our design also keeps the shape of the lavatory tubular for a neat and clean design. Speaking of neat and clean design, by using the easy to clean EVA foam material, yellowing over time isn’t a concern for the product so it will maintain its sharp white color. Not only will the product maintain its shape and color, but it is also designed to stay in place and not fall off over time as well.